Updated 12/12/2018

Joy Tilley - Lady Captain 2019 The Ladies Section meet on:

            Tuesdays at 12.30pm - for a 9 hole fun game

Thursdays at 09.30am - for 18 holes

  Saturdays at 09.00am - for 18 holes


Hello everyone.  Looking forward to another year as Lady Captain on your behalf.  The Christmas Dinner went off really well and now we're looking forward to the New Year and the new rules! 

NEW RULES 2019 - don't forget from 1st January you have to use the new rules.  The one main thing is when you have to drop a ball for an unplayable lie or for a penalty shot from a ditch or pond.  Do this from knee high. No higher and no lower.  If you make a mistake and drop from the shoulder as we used to do, you can pick the ball up and drop it again from knee high. However, if you have not realised and have already hit the ball, you get a one shot penalty added to your final score for the hole, so be careful.

LADIES HOLIDAY - this is always great fun. 3 nights and 4 rounds of golf at 5 Lakes Golf Club, Colchester, Essex.  12 names already signed up.  See the sheet in the Ladies changing room to get the details and put your name down.  Rosie Christie is organising this and she needs a deposit of 130 before January 3rd.

ON-LINE TEE BOOKING: Horne Park uses an on-line system of booking tee times.  Tuesday afternoons and Thursday morning tee times should be automatically on the booking system, but any other tee times should be booked using the on-line system.  Ask in the Pro Shop for your 'membership number' - this will be your 'login'.  Go to the main Horne Park website and create a PIN - You will be asked for your membership number and your date of birth.  Create your PIN which is 4 numerals.  Then when you login using your membership number and your PIN number you will get the option to book any date within 3 weeks.

FRIENDLY MATCHES - we have lots of friendly matches, home and away.  Please look on the noticeboard to see when the next match is due.  The sign-up sheet with the relevant details will go up a few weeks before a match and the team will be posted at least 2 weeks before.  Everyone is encouraged to sign up as these matches are a lot of fun and you get to play at other courses and meet other ladies.

WINNERS! - if you win a Ladies' qualifying competition or Sunday Comp, or even Chip In, during the summer months you are entitled to enter THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS and win a cup.  To be held on Sunday 30th September and well done to SUE HUNT who was the 2018 Ladies Champion of Champions!!

The WINTER eclectic (click for details) will be taken from the best 10 cards played over the winter months on Thursdays and Saturdays.  The overall winner of the 3 divisions will collect an award at the following AGM.

The SUMMER Eclectic 2019 will be taken from all the qualifying games played in the summer where the scores are entered into the computer -  showing your best score on each of the 18 holes.  Make sure you play and score on ALL 18 holes over the course of the season. There will be 3 divisions this year due to the change in the CONGU handicapping. The Order of Merit (OOM) is taken from your position on the leaderboard at each qualifier you enter, from 1st down to 8th and your best 10 positions over the summer are used. All the more reason to come and do the qualifiers!

For all new Winter members please see our Welcome Letter and notes on competitions we hold over the year.  There is also a sign up sheet on the noticeboard where you can put your name and contact details asking any of the ladies to play a round of golf with you. Unless you joined Horne with a handicap already, from April you can submit 3 x 18 hole cards (or a mixture of 9 and 18 = 54) to get your handicap.  Please ask any of the ladies to give you more details.

TUESDAYS - this is a fun 9-hole game for all the ladies, including non-members (you just have to pay a green fee).  Tuesdays are a great way for new members to meet the ladies. Our Vice-Captain, Christine Henderson, arranges the Tuesday games although she may well ask one or two others to help. 

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS - Please put your names on the sheets which are on the noticeboard in the ladies' changing rooms.  If you find you are not able to be there after all or you want to be added to the list, please phone the Pro Shop (01342 844443) before the sign-in time. 

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More news and website updates to follow as they occur - also click the News Bulletins button for more info on previous events.

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Next committee meeting - Thursday 10th January 2019 at 2.30pm in the Clubhouse