THE ever-popular Ladies Open Golf Day at Wenvoe Castle held last Friday, attracted over 100 entries with players travelling considerable distances across south and west Wales, the Midlands and south west England.

They were rewarded with a course presented in superb condition and played in warm sunny weather without a cloud in the sky.

The competition was based on teams of three with the best two stableford scores on each hole to count.

Prizes were available for visitor teams and the host club teams and the usual challenge to be nearest the pin on two of the par 3 holes.

Players scoring a two would also be rewarded with a prize.

The winning score for the best visitor team was won by Alison Davies, Katrina Cross and Anne Howells (Vale Resort Golf Club) who scored an impressive 84 points.

The runners-up were Caroline Michael, Linda Jones and Claire Probert (Radyr Golf Club) with an excellent score of 75 points.

The top score for teams from the home club was 74 points by Sheila Davies, Linda Bird and Jane Lott.

The runners-up were Cheryl Henderson, Steph Bonner and Caroline McKenzie with 72 points just ahead of Lynda Hudd, Jill Rodgers and Jayne Smith who missed out by the narrowest of margins using countback.

Chris Anthony (Brynmeadows Golf Club) was nearest the pin on the 2nd hole with the ball ending up just 3 feet from the hole.

Significantly longer 15th hole proved more of a challenge and the prize went unclaimed.

Chris Anthony holed her putt on the 2nd as did Alison Gregg (Ridgeway Golf Club) and Evelyn Dowling got down in two from off the green on the 15th hole.

Each claimed a share of the prize for a ‘two’ and took home 16 golf balls.

The prizes were presented by club captain Lesley Sherrard who thanked all the competitors for supporting the competition particularly those travelling considerable distances.

The efforts of the Ladies Section in the administration of the day, including the welcome halfway house, were appreciated as were the Men’s Senior Section who shared the duties of starter on the first tee.

Lesley also thanked the green staff for presenting the course in an excellent condition for this special event and the bar and catering staff for their efficient service throughout a very long and warm day.