Ladies SPRING Weekend Away - Report
6-8 April

19 ventured to a new location, the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, home of one of Hampshire's cricket pitches. It was a short course with seven par 3s, opened only for 18 months and built on reclaimed land. It played very similarly to the new holes on Princes, and was just as wet underfoot - so not quite the relatively easy challenge that we thought, but at least the weather held up better than expected. With so many par 3s it was decided not to add to the challenge with any nearest the pins.

Scoring was not great for most, but the Lockie Trophy was won by our organiser, Veronica Mitchell with a stellar performance of 34 and 36 points. Joan Mulcahy, playing coincidentally in the same game on Sunday was just 1 shot back after her 33 on Saturday. In 3rd place was Jayne Maxwell.

With just six men, there was just an overall weekend winner, who was stunned to be so - Peter Harrington with 2 consistent rounds.

A big thank you to Veronica who organised our stay, drafted the games order and purchased the prizes.


  Ladies Men
1st Overall   Veronica Mitchell
Lockie Trophy winner
Peter Harrington
2nd Overall   Joan Mulcahy -
3rd Overall   Jayne Maxwell -
1st Saturday   Deborah Potter Jon Cooper
2nd Saturday   Maureen Slade -
Nearest to Pin - Saturday - -
1st Sunday   Sheena Harrington Peter Jagger
2nd Sunday   Susan Smith -
3rd Sunday   - -
Nearest to Pin - Sunday - -

With teams of 3 each day, there was a sleeve of balls for the winning teams and 1 ball each for the runners-up. Not surprisingly the names of the individual winners also featured in the team winners:

  • Saturday
    Winners: Jon, Veronica & Jayne (67)
    2nd: Susan, PeterJ & Deborah (66)
  • Sunday
    Winners: Veronica, PeterJ & Joan (82)
    2nd: Arthur, Jayne & Cheryl (70)

Sheena Harrington
Vice President