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Ladies' Section


For 2019 the ladies have decided to try something different – a joint captaincy. It has been done before many years ago so we thought that we would try it again. So……….here we are.

Jenny & Lin welcome you to Avington Park golf course ladies’ section. We roll up every Tuesday morning for relaxed and sociable competitions followed by tea, coffee, biscuits and chat. The new “annexe” near the clubhouse provides somewhere dry and warm to partake of these pleasures.

Your captains for 2019 are, in no particular order:

JENNY FOTHERGILL

I hit my first ever golf ball eight years ago at a driving range in Kansas under the watchful eye of my uncle.  Back home in Winchester, I had some lessons.  My friend Brenda and I were looking for a golf club to join.  We ventured with some trepidation to Avington, where sitting outside the clubhouse was none other than Jane, the ladies’ captain at the time, and what a welcome she gave us. I decided back then, sitting at a picnic bench overlooking the course amid the Hampshire countryside at its best that Avington was where I wanted to be.  I have never regretted that decision.  The rest is history:  I’m delighted to follow in Brenda’s footsteps as ladies’ captain, along with Lin.

Although a relatively small course, Avington provides an excellent test of golfing skill as I have sometimes found out to my cost.  But no matter: I so enjoy the game, whatever the weather and whatever my score.  I hope that you too feel the same amid the friendship of the Avington ladies.  Lin and I are always happy to tell you more about the ladies’ section.  If you’re not already a member, come and join us. We’d love to see you and for you to share our excitement and pleasure in our golf, and to encourage you along your golfing journey.

And LIN DERRICK

I joined Avington in 2009 and I remember walking down to the clubhouse absolutely terrified as I didn’t know a single person here. Well – what a welcome I got!! Thinking of it still makes me smile. It didn’t take long for me to feel like I had always been here.

My career was in banking. My husband was the golfer, playing at weekends while I did the chores. Sound familiar? Well, after I stopped working, my husband, David, bought me a golf lesson. I became hooked and I haven’t looked back since. Sadly the quality of my golf doesn’t match my enthusiasm but that’s life I suppose. The ladies at Avington are so supportive and such fun that it really doesn’t matter at all.

I became captain in 2014 & spent 12 happy months in that role and when I was asked to share the captaincy this year, I was honoured to do so. It would be nice if Jenny & I could manage to spread the ladies’ pleasure in this club to all the members whatever their sex & get everyone to join in with the club competitions on Saturdays. They are such enjoyable days & far, far better than doing the ironing!!

So, if you are reading this & thinking about joining us – DO IT – you won’t regret it!

         







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