Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Trethorne Sunday

Trethorne - Sunday

Next to the first tee - the 18th green
Where to begin? 
The beginning seems a good place.... everyone met in the bar restaurant at Trethorne - some had sandwiches, others had liquid refreshment (coffee?) some had both! After a lovely welcome from the staff, who outlined one or two things about the course, the ladies paid their dues for the first competition; chose a number for lost balls; unpacked their clubs, trolleys and warm clothing and set off for the first tee.
The 27 ladies were split into threes playing a betterball competition with two scores to count.

Di, Val and Bev.
What a backswing!

Happy and ready to play! Claire, Anne and Ros.

Antoinette, Jayne and Lindsay.
The first tee was tucked away in the corner... here is Jayne teeing off!

Jenny, Ruth - 'Need a haircut' and Michelle.
The course was green! There was grass on the fairways! Cape ladies were happy!
The second hole was in the process of having a new green built so there was a temporary green... it resulted in 8 pars, 8 birdies and an eagle today! The hole was of more generous proportions than usual but this was great at the start of a round. Well played Sue D for the eagle here! 
2nd hole.
This hole was followed by a steep walk uphill then a par 5 across and down hill.
Looking down the third

The third green just through the trees 
The third provided some generous scoring... the fourth in contrast only gave 1 par (well done Bev!) It is stroke index 2 for good reason, we had to play up to a small plateau and then across a narrow entrance to the green... tricky...
...but very pretty!
Looking across to the 4th green

Par 3 fifth
Antoinette and Lindsay on the 8th Tee
The 8th hole has a lake... at least 14 balls were lost here today!
The 8th
The 10th tee looks down over a valley and a ditch that runs across the fairway. There is one bridge that crosses this ditch... 

Michelle making full use of the only bridge.
Michelle couldn't believe her luck... or had she aimed for the bridge? This was stroke index one and was very hard to score on. In fact only half of our ladies scored on this hole. 
Judy, Lyn and Liz on the 14th as Liz's trolley started to roll back down the slope.

The par 3 13th almost witnessed a hole in 1. Sue S struck a beautiful shot which landed and hit the pin! It left a tap in for the 2nd two of the competition. Well done Sue! 

Lindsay, Jayne and Antoinette on the 13th

Di, Val and Bev 

Some great scores were returned for the competition. The winning score was 88, achieved by Hilary, Sue S and Pam.Well played indeed!  Second place was to Lyn, Judy and Liz with a score of 82, just pipping Val F, Di and Bev on countback. Fantastic scores! The rest of us were also-rans.

When we finished we enjoyed a lovely meal... below are some snaps from the evening.

Here's to a good night's sleep ... more tomorrow!

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