Season to remember for Royal Cromer Ladies
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Two lady members at Royal Cromer Golf Club have stepped down from office – not with a whimper but with a bang!
They retired as Norfolk Ladies County Golf Association – NLCGA – Interclub League team captains with their heads held high.
Sue Roe (Division One) and Margaret Baxter (Division Five) handed over their captaincies, having led their squads to the top of their respective sections. A total number of 26 Royal Cromer members played for the two teams over the season. A golfer can only play for one team so, at the beginning of the season, Sue and Margaret indulged in a bit of trading to make up their squads, and obviously got the formula just right.
Royal Cromer have been champions of the Interclub League for four of the last five years. Contesting Division One this season were teams from Hunstanton, King's Lynn, Marriott Sprowston Manor and Royal Norwich – and it was a very close, keenly fought division. In fact, with one match to be played, three clubs were neck and neck. The championship was decided by the last putt on the last green of the last match between Sprowston and Royal Norwich. That successful Sprowston putt put them in runner-up position to Royal Cromer,losing out only on countback.
Another very closely fought battle was being played out in Division Five between Royal Cromer II, Sheringham II, Caldecott Hall, Barnham Broom II, and Mundesley.
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Margaret's Royal Cromer team had for some years been feeling 'always a bridesmaid', so enlisted the help of club professional Lee Patterson early in the year. A series of lessons from him set the team up, and by the end of the season Mundesley and Royal Cromer led the division table. The two teams faced each other for the last match. Held at Mundesley, the home team needed a winning margin of 6-1. As it turned out, they did win, but only by 4-3 so the title went to Royal Cromer on countback.
Both Royal Cromer teams enjoyed a celebration game of golf and dinner at their club and are looking forward to 2016 – the Division One team to defend their title, and the successful Division Five team, having secured promotion,to playing different clubs in Division Four.
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