I am delighted to be Lady Captain for the coming year particularly as Pam has agreed to be a joint captain with me. We do hope we will get back to some sort of new normal when allowed and be able to play competitions, friendly matches, away days and most importantly able to socialise with coffee and biscuits and mix freely after the game on Tuesday mornings which is what Avington Ladies are known best for - their friendliness and camaraderie.
25 years ago, when walking with friends alongside Avington Park Golf Course, commented on ‘why do people pay to hit a little white ball when they can walk for free in the lovely Itchen Valley’. A couple of months later I decided to try it and, of course, got hooked! So much so I even worked there for 10 years. Perhaps the competitive edge is not the same as it was, but driving up the driveway I feel very much at home because I know I will meet many old friends and new friendly faces talking about how good the course is playing or not depending on their score!
I enjoy the way we have monthly Saturday morning competitions with the men when you realise what a great bunch of people enjoy our sport at Avington. The Green keepers and the Clubhouse staff are always so friendly and encouraging. Why not come along and try it and see if you get hooked like I did.
Joint Lady Captain 2020/21
My year as Captain began in October 2019 and with the support of committee members and regular players, the Ladies golfing programme at Avington seemed to be progressing well. In fact we were about to play our first friendly match of the season then LOCKDOWN!
No golf, no matches, coffee mornings. No Tuesday roll-ups, no coffee or social gatherings!
How we missed our golf.
At last, by late May we could play and have gradually learnt that we have to plan our tee times in advance. Despite Covid restrictions the Tuesday Competitions have resumed and we also enjoy playing at any time during the rest of the week.
I have been told that I had missed a lot of the “fun events” of last summer and so on that basis it seemed sensible to share the 2020-21 season with Andrea.
We would like to welcome any new lady who wishes to play golf, whether a novice needing a handicap, a lapsed player or a golfer wishing to try a different course. Do contact either of us via the clubhouse.
Joint Lady Captain 2020-21