It’s Queen Bea at Lady Captain 
Marianne’s big day

Lady President’s day is one of the highlights of the year of the ladies Branch at Banbridge Golf Club and last Tuesday was no exception.

Mrs Marianne Nelson who is now in her third and final year as Lady President has been an excellent ambassador for the ladies branch during her term of office and has supported the club, both men and ladies branches both on and off the course.

The ladies played an 18 hole stroke competition on Tuesday, all hoping that they would be lucky enough to ‘beat the rest’ and win one of the many beautiful prizes presented by the Lady President, however for some it was a case of ‘not quite. or ‘if only ... but’, but as they say someone has to win and to those ladies who did win congratulations.

Winners were:

Overall Winner - Bea Boyce; Gross - Helen Cocks; Runner Up - Melissa Whan

Section A - Nora Craig; Section B - Joy Gowdy; Section C - Helen Rankin

First nine - Gina McConville; Second nine - Ada Lavery; Pink Ladies - Pat McCartan

Congratulations to all the prize winners and indeed to the Lady President for a very successful term of office.

The competition on Tuesday August 13 was sponsored by Sharon Allen, Joy Gowdy, Rita Downey and Bronach Sands. The winners of the beautiful prizes presented on the night were:

winner: Mary Dooher

Section A: Fionnuala Crossey - on countback from Helen Cocks; Section B: Suzanne Murfitt; Section C: Ann Blevins

Pink ladies: Rosemary Cocks.

On Friday August 30 the ladies take on the men in a bid to reclaim the Horseshoe which currently hangs above the men’s locker room - but the ladies say it is only on loan to them! The ladies will be doing all in their power to win and have it moved back to its rightful home above their locker room door.

September 4 is Past Captain’s competition and dinner, normally held on two separate occasions this year due to the Centenary both branches are coming together and playing in a special Past Captain’s event.

Best wishes to the Cowdy Cup team as they travel to Killymoon in the their semi-final.