Kendal Golf Club has a very friendly ladies section which comprises of approximately 50 members who regularly play in competitions. Our Lady Captain for the 2020/21 season is Shaz Walker-Clement.
At Kendal we have a full competition schedule and many of our competitions are very generously sponsored by local businesses and also by officers of the club such as the Captain, President and Lady Captain. We have 3 tee times on Tuesdays – these are for the sole use of the ladies plus alternative days on Sundays – to enable working ladies to play. Throughout the year there are several Sundays when extra competitions are played. The Tuesday competitions are 18 holes but we also offer 9 hole competitions that run along side the existing competitions.
The section runs 3 knock-out competitions a year – singles, doubles and mixed. We also support 4 teams who play in league matches with clubs throughout Cumbria, North Lancashire and South West Yorkshire. Each year we enjoy friendly cup matches with local clubs Windermere and Appleby.
Kendal ladies have a wide range of handicaps from +1 to 36. We are very proud that a number of our ladies regularly play for the County and County Vets. Our junior section is also well supported by a pro-active pro and organisers. We are always ready to welcome new girls to our club who will be invited to play in our comps when they receive their handicap. Please see the information on our Junior Page in connection to Academy Memberships available for both girls and boys.
Whatever your handicap, or if you are still learning, you will be very warmly welcomed by the ladies of Kendal Golf Club.
Westmorland and NW Lancs Shield Success
Kendal Ladies were successful in winning the SCRATCH Shield in this event at Silverdale recently with a gross score of 420. The Scratch Shield is awarded for the Lowest aggregate of 5 Gross scores, from the 7 team players.
Many congratulations to all the team which included Caitlin Whitehead who had the best Individual Gross Score of 73 – Well done everyone.
The Handicap Shield Winner (Lowest aggregate of 5 net scores) was Silverdale with a Net score of 373, and the Best Individual Net score winner was Lynn Penswick (Silverdale) with a net score of 71.
The Kendal Team members were – Caitlin Whitehead; Rosie Waller; Dana Billington; Shaz Walker-Clement; Sheena McDonald; Rowena Lee and Paula Barron.
Lady Captain Shaz being presented with the Shield. Team photo to follow
Tues 8th June – Haslem Cup
1st Anne Muir 40 pts
2nd Cherry Archer 38 pts
3rd Liz Threadgold 37 pts
Tue 25th May – EG Medal 5
1st Sheena Leack 96-30=66
2nd Margaret Philip 98-28=70
3rd Rosie Waller 79-6=73 (cpo)
LADIES OPEN – Friday 14th May
A total of 17 teams, including 8 teams of visiting ladies had an enjoyable day with the weather staying fine and the course in good condition.
1st Anne Robinson, Linda Hacking, Nicki Detco & Karen Slater – Longridge 127 pts
2nd Shaz Walker-Clement, Claire Bescoby, Paula Barron & Julie North – Kendal 115 pts
3rd Vanessa Brennand, Julie Chapman, Pam Lear & Carol Nicholson – Kendal 114 pts
Well done to all prize winners and thank you for your support. Our next Ladies Open will be held on Friday 3rd September (Team of 3)
Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, the Ladies AGM could not go ahead as planned and it is hoped that this can be held at a later date. In order to adopt the incoming Lady Captain a special committee meeting was held and the officer’s reports and accounts have been forwarded to all members. The outgoing Lady Captain Maggie Donald was thanked for her two years in office and was presented with a token of appreciation before she handed over to Shaz Walker-Clement, the incoming Lady Captain
LADY CAPTAINS DAY 2020
Lady Captain Maggie held her Lady Captains Day on 9th August when 24 ladies played in the main competition with additional competitions being held for those unable to play in the 18 hole medal. Lady Captain provided very welcome refreshments on the 9th tee assisted by Lady Secretary Mo. The day was rounded off with a presentation to the winners, the winner of the main competition being Judith Cantrell, a very entertaining (as ever!) speech by Lady Captain and a socially distanced barbecue was enjoyed by all
Cecil Leitch League Success
Congratulations to all the ladies who played in the Cecil Leitch Bronze league this season. Not only did they win their division they also won the much coveted Cecil Leitch Trophy for the best overall performance of the four divisions in the league. This is the first time Kendal have won this trophy. Special congratulations to Pauline Sill (Team Captain) and Angela Cherry who jointly won the salvers for best individual performances in the division and the league.
Three Counties Handicap League Success
Congratulations to the Kendal Ladies Team of Cheryl Dickinson, Debbie Earl (Team Captain), Joyce Hartley and Val Woodcock, who beat Morecambe in the Final of the T.C.L Handicap League, in a very close match, played at Windermere Golf Club on 14th September. After the four singles matches, the score was 2 all and Cheryl Dickinson had to play the first play off hole, which she won – well done Cheryl.
Ladies Elizabethan Salver 2019
Unfortunately the Salver could not be played for in 2020
Ladies winners of the Elizabethan Salver played at Kendal v Appleby and Windermere on Monday 2nd September.
PAST CAPTAINS COMPETITION
2019 Past Captains Competition
LADY CAPTAINS CHARITY
Each year the Lady Captain has a nominated charity and donations are made to the charity through our various fundraising initiatives. Maggie Donald, the outgoing Lady Captain has donated approximately £850 to her charity Macmillan Cancer Support throughout her two years in office.
The Lady Captains nominated charity for the coming year will be Guide Dogs for the Blind