On 16th May the Ladies section at Wellow Golf Club hosted their annual Spring Rally. This is a very popular event attracting clubs from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset with a total of 17 teams of seven ladies entered.


The event this year was kindly sponsored by Tai Chi 4 Health and Wellbeing to raise awareness of the benefits of Thai Chi for our general fitness and wellbeing.


The day was overcast and a bit blustery, but a least there was no rain to dampen the proceedings and the course was in excellent condition. Once everyone was on the course a shotgun signalled the start of the competition.

The ladies were treated to a wonderful selection of homemade halfway refreshments which were very much appreciated.

These were provided by the Wellow Ladies and we have some excellent bakers in the section.

This year for the first time we had suppliers of ladies golf clothing at the event and all this was set up for when the ladies came off the course. For those ladies who may not have had a good time as far as the golf went, they could at least treat themselves to a new outfit.

There was an excellent buffet meal followed by a brief talk from Malcolm introducing Thai Chi and then the prize giving. Our Club President Mr Ken Parker was kind enough to join us and make the presentations.

The raffle this year was supporting The Rainbow Trust and raised £363 for this very worthy cause, thank you to all who bought tickets and those who donated the prizes.

The organisation and smooth running of this event is down to a very well-practised ladies section, the efficiency of the handicap sub-committee who process the results, support from our management team, the catering staff and our greenkeepers.

As Lady Captain I would like to thank everyone involved for making this such a successful and enjoyable event for our visiting ladies who are already looking forward to returning next year.

Spring Rally Results

FIRST PLACE : Dudsbury Golf Club 156 points

SECOND PLACE : Hamptworth Golf Club 153 points

THIRD PLACE : Salisbury & South Wilts 152 points

FOURTH PLACE : Brokenhurst Golf Club 149 points 

NEAREST THE PIN  on #9: Maria Clements- The Hampshire

NEAREST THE PIN on #8 : Marie Long – Bramshaw