The ladies at Keswick Golf Club are enjoying a successful season, with vice-captain Jill Kelso the star player.
She is on top form and playing consistently, with her accurate pitching and putting the envy of other players.
She has won seven of the last 10 competitions and has dropped her handicap to 21 in the process.
After four sessions with advanced golf professional Bev New, many of the players have improved their game, and the ladies’ section managed to retain the coveted annual cup they play for against the club’s Fellmen contingent by the narrowest of margins of just two points.
6th August: Granny Cup/Stableford, Division I — Jill Kelso, Liz Scott; Division II — Marion Donnelly, Judith Murgatroyd. 13th August: Medal 3 — Liz Scott, Lesley Kitto. 20th August: Brocklehurst Trophy, Division I — Jill Kelso, Pam Dobinson; Division II — Marion Donnelly, Joan Lazonby.
3rd September: Joan McMinn Trophy — 1 Jill Kelso, 2 Pam Dobinson; Division II — 1 Marian McFegan. 10th September: Medal 4, Division I — 1 Pam Dobinson, 2 Alison Lightford.
Past Captain’s Trophy, Division I — 1 Pam Dobinson, 2 Alison Lightford; division II — 1 Marion Donnelly, 2 Joan Lazonby. Higher handicap Stableford competition — Marian McFegan.
On 2nd September, the team of Mary Walker, Gillian Alcock, Deborah Rackham and Marion Donnelly won first prize at the Kirkby Lonsdale ladies’ open competition, ahead of teams from Skipton Golf Club and the host club in second and third places respectively.
During the last month 18 people have been inspired to give golf a shot, having lessons on the practice area and taking to the fairways under the guidance of advanced golf professional Bev New.
Enthusiasm was infectious as players successfully putted balls from 20ft, hit drives which overshot greens, with one new member finding out that his ancient Ping putter, which had been stored in his garage for 25 years, was worth an estimated £1,600.
Follow-on sessions for enthusiasts or anyone wishing to brush up their skills, along with golf for beginners, will continue in the spring. For more information contact lady captain Alison Lightford at [email protected]