Twenty four past Lady Captains gathered with Captain Ann and Vice Captain Betty for a very convivial lunch in the clubhouse on 17th November. The attendance included captains from as far back as 1971 and it was great to see ladies who for health or other reasons are no longer regularly golfing but are more than happy to have a good old ‘knees up’. The atmosphere was electric. A delicious lunch of baked salmon and seafood salad expertly prepared by Chef Tom was served with their usual good humour and professionalism by Jamie and Kasia.
The lunch was followed by a number of ‘party pieces’ with great talent demonstrated by many of the ladies particularly those captains of long standing – we had renditions from Lady Captains Doreen Brennan (1971), Barbara Low (1985), Olive Jones (1991), Daphne Walshe Tynan (1993), Eileen Dunne (1998), Ellen O’Mahony (2001), Stephanie Brennan (2002), Dorothy Gaynor (2005), Judy Brennan (2012), Susan Lennon (2014), Mags McDarby (2018) as well as current Captain Ann and her Vice Captain Betty.
Everyone had so much fun it was decided to make it an annual event. A big vote of thanks is due to Trish Kenny for coming up with the idea.