It may have taken 10years, but the Hup lasses have achieved their first Ladies Open, taking place on Sunday 5th July, Yeeha
Joining us were ladies from Kirkwall and Stromness with 27 players entered, this dropping to 24 as the competition was postponed to Sunday due to the unusual down pour on Saturday. The weather could not have been better, no wind and the sun shone, although the course was very wet, with some muddy ladies, everyone seemed to have a good time. Christine Harcus may need to look for some L plates for her trolley after running into Shona Slater all for sake of washing her ball.
The winner of the competition receiving the net trophy donated by Murray Arms was Shona Croy on a net 70(5).
The gross trophy donated by the club went to Sheila Hourston with a gross 90(16)
The course scratch was 67
1st net Shona Croy70(5) 2nd net Audrey Poke78(14) 3rd net April Slater 78(25) and on 4th after countback Lorraine Work 81(19)
1st gross Sheila Hourston 90(16) 2nd gross Lynn Slater91(12) 3rd gross Lynn Shearer 95(13)
There were also special prizes on the 6th and 18th.
Nearest the pin in one hole 6 (0-20)Shona Croy (21-36) Eleanor MacDonald.
Nearest the pin in two, hole 18 (0-20) Isla Slater and in three (21-36) Liz Pirie.
The ladies then retired to the Bowling Club for food and the presentation. Thanks to Christine and Shona for their kind words.
The green keeping staff for the course, Gary for the computer side of the competition, Benny, Billy, Neil and Jim for all their help the day before and on the day (though Benny forgot his camera) thankfully Liz Drever had hers.
A special thanks to the Bowling Club for their premises, Peter and Tracey Hasson, Jacqueline, Liz and Anne for coming to my rescue at short notice to provide the food and drinks, also to Heather and Yvonne.
Not forgetting Lynn and Lynda who have been next to me over the last couple weeks helping arrange our big day.
Thank You All.
Below the prize winners from 1st Open
Front row: Audrey Poke, Nett winner Shona Croy, Ladies captain Violet Ward, Gross winner Sheila Hourston, April Slater