Welcome to Kendal Ladies Section
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 2021/22 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 3 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 around +4 to 54. 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.
2021/22 WINTER: 10 HOLE GOLF COMPETITIONS HELD EVERY TUESDAY
Special mention for 18th January: Great result for Julie Chapman – net score 34 – and on her birthday too!! Well done Ju.
2021 WINTER CELEBRATIONS: CHRISTMAS DINNER NOVEMBER 24th AND BINGO DECEMBER 7th 2021
Fabulous turnout for our Christmas lunch – 44 of us enjoyed a super Christmas dinner, and many who retired to the pub continue celebrating. Thanks to Margaret Hornby for organising.
And for a completely different atmosphere – BINGO NIGHT! This year’s fundraising hit new heights and we were able to support Lady Captain, Shaz’s’ nominated charity, supporting the blind community in Kendal. We were delighted to host John and his support dog for the evening too. Much laughter, success and even an impromptu breakout of singing! Thanks to Sheena Mac for her dulcet tones as an excellent bingo caller, ably supported by Margaret H, and a crack team on the ‘meet and greet’ desk.
PRIZE-GIVING DINNER OCTOBER 2021
Following the end of our summer season, we held our annual prize-giving dinner and celebrated our wins and the season’s golf. Presentations and a speech from the Lady Captain, Shaz were well received – photos below.
Tuesday 12th September – EG Medal 12
1st Sheena McDonald 80-12=68
2nd Jean Newhouse 90-17=73
Tuesday 28th September – Ladies Autumn Meeting
1st Joyce Hartley & Jean Newhouse 71
2nd Jenny Whalley & Nancy Stock 80
With summer competitions now complete we revert to Winter 10 hole competitions, any Lady wishing to play must turn up before 9 15am or 1.00pm to allow a draw to take place for playing partners. Names must then be entered on BRS before playing. We would like to encourage as many Ladies as possible to keep playing throughout the winter months and if you are a new member you will be made most welcome and it is a fabulous way to meet other members and get into Golf.
Ladies Elizabethan Salver success
Many Congratulations to the Kendal Ladies Team on a great success at Windermere Golf Club recently winning the Elizabethan Salver.
The Elizabethan Salver is an annual medal competition between Appleby, Kendal and Windermere Clubs, with each club hosting the event in rotation. Each team consists of 12 players, with the aggregate of 7 nett scores counting to decide the winner.
The results were
Congratulations to Hilary Fouweather who had a 67 nett, and another 8 Kendal Ladies had scores of less than 73.
Well done to the Kendal Team who were:
Lady Captain, Shaz Walker Clement, Rosie Waller, Dana Billington, Paula Barron, Cherry Archer, Jean Newhouse, Vanessa Brennand, Joyce Hartley, Pam Lear, Sheena Leack,, Rowena Lee and ‘super sub’, Hilary Fouweather.
LADIES OPEN – Friday 3rd September
The weather stayed fine for a well supported team of 3 event with several visiting ladies teams.
1st Sheena McDonald, Cherry Archer, Lesley Archer (Kendal) 84pts
2nd Maria Baker, Hilary Fouweather, Jenny Whalley (Kendal) 82pts
3rd Lisa Walling, Val Conn, Muriel B-Airey (Longridge) 82pts
Nearest the Pin on the 3rd Lyn Bond (Kirkby Lonsdale)
Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 16th Sue Chapman (Ulverston)
Well done to all prize winners and thank you for your support.
Westmorland Bronze Shield Success
The Westmorland Bronze Shield was held recently at Kendal. This is an annual event with Kendal, Windermere and Appleby competing for the shield and consists of a team of 8 ladies from the bronze division with the best 6 nett scores to count. Kendal were the victorious team with a nett score of 459 ahead of Windermere with 474 and Appleby with 503.
Many congratulations to all the team who consisted of Sue Howell, Vickie Thompson, Pam Lear, Maggie Donald, Edith Pitman, Val Woodcock, Maria Baker and Sheena Leack.
The individual best score was Pam Lear (Kendal) with 98 and the best nett was won by Shirley Bolton (Windermere) with 71
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 L-R Rowena Lee, Dana Billington, Lady Captain Shaz Walker-Clement, Sheena MacDonald and Rosie Waller (missing from the photo Caitlin Whitehead and Paula Barron)
LADY CAPTAINS DAY 2021
Lady Captain Shaz held her Lady Captains Day on 4th July when 34 ladies and two visitors played in the main competition with an additional 10 hole stableford competition being held for those unable to play in the 18 hole medal. Lady Captain provided very welcome refreshments on the 9th tee . The day was rounded off with a presentation to the winners, the winner being Lynne Appleyard after a card play off with Caitlin Whitehead and Julie North
Three Counties Bronze League Success
Many congratulations to the TCL Bronze Team who have won the Three Counties Bronze League Trophy by beating Kirkby Lonsdale 3-2 in the final played at Barrow. The TCL Bronze League was started in 1993 and this is the first time that Kendal Ladies have won this Trophy – Well done Ladies.
The Kendal Team players were: Maria Baker (Team Captain), Pam Lear, Sheena Leack, Nancy Stock and Hilary Fouweather.
PAST CAPTAINS COMPETITION
2021 Past Captains Competition – hosted by Past Captain Maggie Donald
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