Lady Captain Yvonne O’Driscoll
Lady Vice Captain Emily Hudson
We wish them both a happy and successful year in 2017.
Clyne Golf Club has a very active Ladies Section with over 60 lady members, many of whom play on a regular basis. Working ladies are integral to our section and we ensure they play a full part by setting up alternate day competitions for them at weekends with reserved tee times. The results of these competitions are amalgamated with our weekday comps to determine the overall positions. Our league teams also play home matches on a Saturday afternoon to enable working ladies to participate as fully as possible.
In 2010, the members voted for ‘equality’ so men and ladies now have the same rights of access to the course as well as election to the Management Committee. In 2012, Mrs Gaynor Fryer was elected as the first lady to captain the Club.
Clyne can boast lady members holding prestigious positions at county and national levels. Indeed, the first Golf Union Wales president was a Lady member at Clyne. Over the years, many Clyne Ladies have taken up regional and national golf related posts including President of the Welsh Golfing Union (the precursor to the current GUW), President of Golf Union Wales, Director of Golf Union Wales, Chair of the Clubs Services Committee, Glamorgan County Captain, Glamorgan County President and County Selector. On the playing side, Clyne has also been represented on the County Ladies 1st Team on several occasions as well as the Girls’ Junior Welsh Squad. Several of our lady members are also currently in the various Glamorgan County Teams.
Our weekly competitions are held on Tuesdays where the Ladies Committee organises a mix of competitive and social golf. We run many qualifying competitions each season where ladies compete for trophies. These are interspersed with some fun non-qualifying competitions as well as 9-hole handicap maintenance competitions.
Clyne currently fields 3 teams in the Glamorgan & Monmouthshire Ladies County League as well as annually fielding a team for the Ladies Welsh Team Championships. For those who prefer non-competitive golf, Clyne also arranges a series of friendly matches against other local clubs on a home and away basis; these matches are open to ladies not playing in the league teams.
2016/2017 dates for your diaries:
|Tues 28 Feb 2017||Quiz & curry night||Details|
|Tues 14 March||Start of season dinner (texas scramble)||Details|
|Wed 17 May||Ladies Open Day||Details|
|July 11 July||Ladies Captain’s Day|
|Fri 4 Aug||Away Day – Cradoc||Photos|
|Fri 20 Aug||Overnight Away Day – Bryn Meadows||Details|
|Wed 4 Oct||Charity Coffee morning & golf||Details|
|Tues 17 Oct||Annual Dinner (Texas Scramble)|
|Tues 21 Nov||AGM & Prize giving|
Away Day at Cradoc – 4 August 2017
22 lady golfers and 4 supporters enjoyed a fabulous away day at Cradoc golf club. The sun shone and the golf was played in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons.
The eventual winners on the day were Louie Davies, Debby Keith- Lucas and Meryl Wallace. They beat Emily Hudson, Carol Evans and Margaret gates count back. Well done to both teams. For more photos from the day, click here.
Photos from 2017 events on the Ladies Section calendar
|Fri 24 Mar||Senior Ladies Golf & AGM||Photos|
|Tues 20 June||Welsh Team Championships||Photos|
|Fri 4 August||Ladies Away Day at Cradoc||Photos|
ECLECTIC WINNERS April – June 2017
Prizes were presented by Fiona Ricci. For full eclectic results, click here.
Best Nett Overall Winner – Lynda Lewis
|Best Gross||Audrey Reeve||0 – 20 handicap|
|Yvonne O’Driscoll||21 – 35 handicap|
|Sue Kennedy||36 handicap|
Ladies 1st Team
The Clyne Ladies 1st Team have had a brilliant season this year, winning 8 out of their 10 league matches in the Glamorgan & Monmouthshire Ladies County League and finishing at the top of their division (Division 3 West). As a result, they have been promoted to Division 2 next year. Well done girls!!
Ladies League Matches 2017
|29 Apr||Clyne 1 v Mountain Ash (H)||Won|
|6 May||Clyne 1 v Glamorganshire 1 (H)||Won|
|20 May||Clyne 1 v Cottrell Park (H)||Won|
|25 May||Mountain Ash v Clyne 1 (A)||Won|
|31 May||Royal Porthcawl 1 v Clyne 1 (A)||Won|
|15 Jun||Gower 1 v Clyne 1 (A)||Lost|
|19 Jun||Glamorganshire 1 v Clyne 1 (A)||Won|
|22 Jul||Clyne 1 v Royal Porthcawl (H)||Won|
|25 Jul||Cottrell Park v Clyne 1 (A)||Lost|
|5 Aug||Clyne 1 v Gower 1 (H)||Won|
|7 Apr||Clyne 2 v The Grove (H)||Won|
|12 May||Southerndown 3 v Clyne 2 (A)||Halved|
|18 May||Coed y Mwstwr v Clyne 2 (A)||Lost|
|9 Jun||Celtic Minor v Clyne 2 (A)||Won|
|17 Jun||Clyne 2 v Morriston (H)||Won|
|13 Jul||Morriston v Clyne 2 (A)||Lost|
|15 Jul||Clyne 2 v Celtic Minor (H)||4.00pm|
|29 Jul||The Grove v Clyne 2 (A)||Lost|
|12 Aug||Clyne 2 v Coed y Mwstwr (H)||Lost|
|19 Aug||Clyne 2 v Southerndown 3 (H)||Won|
|12 Apr||Clyne 3 v Mond Valley (H)||Won|
|26 Apr||Clyne 3 v Pennard (H)||Won|
|10 May||Clyne 3 v Swansea Bay (H)||Won|
|26 May||Pennard v Clyne 3 (A)||Lost|
|29 Jun||Swansea Bay v Clyne 3 (A)||Halved|
|TBA||Clyne 3 v Pontardawe (H)|
|31 Jul||Mond Valley v Clyne 3 (A)||Lost|
|24 Aug||Pontardawe v Clyne 3 (A)||4.00pm|
Ladies Weekly Results 2017
|18th Jul||GUW Centenary Greensomes|
|1st||Sue Bates & Pam Taylor||40 pts|
|2nd||Sheila Bickel & Joan Flaherty||37 pts|
|23 & 25 Jul||Tlws yr Haf & GUW Medal|
|1st||Sheila Bickel||nett 68|
|2nd||Emily Hudson||nett 72|
|8 August||Clyne Challenge Bowl/GUW Medal|
|1st||Louie Davies||nett 74|
|2nd||Meryl Wallace||nett 77|
|15 August||Veterans’ Cup|
|1st||Julie Doel||34 pts|
|2nd||Sue Bates||29 pts|
|22 August||Mary Nicholls Foursomes|
|1st||Jan Price & Joan Flaherty||nett 80|
|2nd||Meryl Wallace & Heather Duffield||nett 82|