Welcome to the Ladies Section at Avington. My name is Brenda Yarrien and I feel privileged to resume the role of Lady Captain for 2021-2022. I am very fortunate to be supported by my Vice-Captain, Karen McCleery, a wonderful committee, and Yasmin Prowse in the Avington Office.
The congenial atmosphere at Avington is created by the friendly members and the Clubhouse staff, who afford a warm welcome on arrival and seem to have a bottomless pit of patience and knowledge to answer any queries you might have! So, what makes Avington so special and makes you want to resist staying in bed on a cold, winter’s morning? Apart from the welcome, the beautiful surroundings in which Avington sits, is inspiring and often breath-taking. Alongside this is the wonderful condition of the course itself and we are grateful to all who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of Avington.
The Ladies Section is a nice mix of abilities that caters for the complete novice through to the more seasoned player. At the heart of the golf is the enjoyment of playing and the competitive atmosphere makes for a nice balance between improving your own game and playing as part of a team in matches, whether at Avington or at other clubs. We have some internal competitions, including playing against the Seniors and Gents Sections, as well as some annual events which are really enjoyable mixed competitions.
Now Covid restrictions have been eased, we have started to resume attending coffee mornings and we anticipate enjoying Away Days once more. The Ladies Section meet every Tuesday and play competitions across a range of formats. Competitions are listed on the Club Website (www.avington.co.uk) and need to be signed up for by noon on the Sunday before the competition is taking place.
Finally, may I reiterate that Avington is the perfect place to start or continue your golfing journey, where Karen and I look forward to welcoming you.