SHEELAH CREASY BOWL QUARTER FINALS – HOLSWORTHY GOLF CLUB – 16th August 2019
I have nothing but admiration for the ladies who battled both their opponents and the elements at Holsworthy last week for the Sheelah Creasy Bowl Quarter Finals. There was absolutely no let up from the awful wet weather conditions and the rain persisted all day, starting with a steady drizzle and building from there to heavy rain. DevonGolf President Carolyn Maynard was a total star, staying out on the first tee for 4 hours to see the teams off with encouraging words - thank you Carolyn.
The first match out was Teignmouth against Royal North Devon, a closely fought match going to 3 games apiece before Teignmouth secured the last win and therefore the match. The second match was between Staddon Heights and Yelverton – Yelverton secured a win in the first game but the Staddon Heights ladies came in strongly with 4 victories to take the match.
Match 3 was Wrangaton versus Downes Crediton. It was a similar match to the last with 1 good game win for Downes Crediton but the Wrangaton ladies proved stronger with wins in 5 games. Match 4 was between Woodbury Park and Honiton. This was another close battle with 3 wins apiece, including 1 for Woodbury on the 21st. Game 5 was finally won on the 18th by Woodbury Park to win the match, watched by a good crowd drying off in the clubhouse and very ready for their match meals.
Teignmouth will now play Staddon Heights, and Wrangaton will play Woodbury Park in the semi-finals at Torquay Golf Club on 9th September.
My thanks to Holsworthy Golf Club for hosting us. Thanks also to Manager Mike Bridgeman and Lady Captain Sue Watters for their help during the day and to the bar and catering staff who looked after us so well. Special thanks to the ladies who spent 5 hours ball spotting in such challenging conditions and Club Professional Joe who went out on the course with squeegees to help keep the greens playable. And, finally, my most grateful thanks to Lesley and Richard Pascoe who were out on buggies in the cold and wet for 7 hours as Rules Officials and sending back course information and match results as they kept everyone going.
Of course, as always with our ladies' inter-club events and despite the weather, the usual friendly but competitive spirit won the day.
DevonGolf Ladies' Inter-Club Match Secretary