Durham County Veteran Ladies' Golf Association

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DURHAM V NORTHUMBERLAND

The Richardson Trophy match between Durham and Northumberland was played today at Blackwell Grange. The team was:

Ruth Lindley

Lyn Davison

Julia Elliott

Claire Miller

Marianne Moore

Helen Morgan

Rosie Preston

Reserve: Sarah Hirst

We started strongly with both Ruth Lindley and Marianne Moore winning their matches but unfortunately, the Northumberland team overwhelmed us and the end result was Northumbria 5 Durham 2.  The team tried their hardest and there was nothing between the long games of both Counties. Northumberland were tighter with their chipping and putting which tipped the balance in their favour.  We all just got off the course and sat down for dinner when a storm arrived so at least we didn’t get wet as well! 

I’d like to say a big thank you to all our team players and caddies for all their sterling efforts. 

Our next and final match will be played at Ulverston on 24thJuly when we will line up again to proudly represent Durham and see some great golf and sportsmanship displayed.

Captain Anne

BRONZE TEAM SHINE FOR DURHAM

Our Bronze team played their first match of the season at Morpeth on 4thJuly under the watchful eye of Jennifer Dixon our Vice-Captain.  Our team turned out on a sunny day and played four ball better ball against the Northumberland Bronze team.  These matches have now been running for 27 years and during that time Durham have won 15 times and Northumberland 12 times.  

I’m happy to report that Durham won the match 4 games to 2 and returned home victorious with the trophy! Four players were awarded their Vets County badges for playing in the team. They were Val Facchini, Heather Millburn, Val Neal and Carole Zissler.  Well done ladies and I hope you continue to represent the County for many years.

The Bronze matches are always such fun and the players seem to really enjoy the day.  Well done everyone, I’m delighted that you had such “A good day at the office!”  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHS.

Captain Anne

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Captain’s Blog June 2019 (2)

On Monday 17thJune the Vet’s Silver team played our Richardson Trophy Match against Lancashire. Our team was:

Ruth Lindley (Durham Vets Champion 2019) 

Lyn Davison

Julia Elliot

Claire Miller

Marianne Moore

Sue Musgrove

Rosie Preston

Reserve Helen Morgan

Blackwell Grange once again did us proud with the course presented in great condition.  Our team played valiantly and half way through the matches it looked like we may be victorious. However, as the rounds were coming to a conclusion Lancashire just pipped us and the match ended 4 ½ to Lancashire and 2 ½ to Durham.  We can be proud of our team who never gave up in fact one or two of the games came down to the wire and were decided on the 18thgreen so the score does not really accurately reflect how close the match was.  The matches were all played in a friendly but keenly competitive spirit and even though it may not have been the result we wanted; I think everyone enjoyed the occasion.  I would like to thank everyone who sent messages of good luck and support and also to those who turned out to support the team. It is appreciated.  

I would like to say a big thank you to the team and wish then all the very best of luck in our next match which will be played at Huddersfield Golf Club against Yorkshire on 1st July. 

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On 1stJuly 2019 our Silver Team played our first away fixture Richardson Trophy match at Huddersfield (Fixby) Golf Club. The team were:

Ruth Lindley

Lyn Davison

Julia Elliot

Sarah Hirst

Claire Miller

Marianne Moore

Helen Morgan

Huddersfield Golf Club has a beautiful club house and the course is a real test of golf with may varied and interesting holes.  The weather was a real mixed bag with sunshine, wind and rain and the course was showing its teeth!  Our team played well but unfortunately the result went Yorkshire’s way and in the end the result of the match was a 6-1 win to Yorkshire.  I would like to thank the Durham players and their caddies for battling away to the end and I’d also like to say I never fail to be impressed with the standards of play I see from them all. They are a great bunch and I’m proud to be 2019 Captain.

Our next match will be held at Blackwell Grange Golf Club on 12thJuly and is against Northumberland.

Onwards and upwards!

Anne Wraith

Captain

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As you will have seen from the home page, the silver team played their first Richardson Trophy match at Blackwell Grange Golf Club on the 7thJune against Cheshire. The team were:

Ruth Lindley (Durham Vets Champion 2019) 

Lyn Davison

Julia Elliot

Claire Miller

Marianne Moore

Sue Musgrove

Rosie Preston

Reserve Helen Morgan

The weather threatened to soak us but luckily, we managed to get all of the games played before the heavens opened.  The result of the match was a well fought half with each team earning 3 ½ points.                                                                                                         

I would like to congratulate the whole team for a great result.  Cheshire are a very strong County and on paper, it would be easy to say the odds were stacked against us however, the mighty Durham team did us proud and played their socks off, thank you all very much for your hard work and dedication.  There was a positive “can do” team spirit which was lovely to see.   A great result!

I would like to thank Blackwell Grange for presenting us with a course in tip top order.  If you haven’t played Blackwell lately it is definitely worth a visit.  I would also like to thank all those ladies who volunteered to caddie and to act as spotters on the course.  Your help was really appreciated and you helped to make the day run smoothly. Finally, I would like to say thank you to all of you who sent your good wishes and who turned out to support our team. The team really appreciate it and I am sure you will have enjoyed the high standard of golf that you were treated to.

Our next Richardson Trophy match is on Monday 17thJune at Blackwell Grange Golf Club against Lancashire. The first tee time is 10.12am.  Please check your busy diaries and see if you can come along to support our team. I can guarantee you will see some first-class golf and the team would love to see you there.  

Hope to see you soon on a sunny fairway somewhere in Durham.

Anne