A warm, sunny day with a welcome gentle breeze was the order of the day for the Lady Captain’s Day this year at Olton Golf Club, hosted by Lady Captain Debbie Forbes. The course, as ever, presented a challenging test for the ladies with 44 competing in the 18 hole Stableford competition which was won by Wendy McIntyre on 36 points, winning the Anne Murray Bowl. 2nd place went to Elizabeth Smith with 34 points, and Lucy Rigg was 3rd on count-back with 33 points. 3 ladies elected to play in the 9 hole competition with Chris Mosley coming out as the winner. For those ladies not wishing to ‘grace the fairways’ there was a putting competition. 6 ladies fiercely competed to be ‘Queen of the Putting Green’. In a closely contested event Lynda Cooper was victorious taking the title with her precision putting.
The sporting competitions were followed by a delicious ‘afternoon tea’ in the Heaton Lounge which was transformed with a ‘Celebration of Wales’ theme in honour of our Lady Captain’s Welsh heritage and geneology. The room was beautifully decorated with stunning flower displays by Syliva Walker featuring yellow roses, white carnations and gypsophilia. Denise and her helpers had done a superb job in setting out the tables to mirror the colours of yellow and white in a nod to the wonderful Welsh emblem of the Daffodil. A chilled glass of Prosecco started proceedings followed by a delicious afternoon tea featuring a selection of cakes expertly baked by Max (Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would have approved!), topped off with the ‘Show Stopper’ of that Welsh favourite, Barra Brith. The Lady Captain’s ‘Golf Rules Quiz’ provided plenty of entertainment heralding two winners as the last ladies standing: Lynn Buxcey because she was extremely good at guessing and Karen Hearn as she definitely knows her rules and knew the answers!
The afternoon concluded with a short speech by Lady Captain Debbie, the sound-bite from which was that “At the start of this year LC stood for ‘Let’s Cancel’, then ‘Let’s Carry On’ and now it was time for what we had all been waiting for – ‘Let’s Celebrate’ … which the ladies of OGC certainly did.