Market Rasen Golf Club: Ladies welcome new skipper Helen

Helen Grinham is welcomed as new ladies' captain at Market Rasen and District Golf Club EMN-151130-133424002
Helen Grinham is welcomed as new ladies' captain at Market Rasen and District Golf Club EMN-151130-133424002

More than 50 ladies gathered at Market Rasen and District Golf Club for the inaugural drive-in of new lady captain Helen Grinham.

Helen, from Welton, was a PE and primary school teacher in the county for 30 years before her retirement five years ago.

Having blown her whistle to start proceedings, the ladies invaded the first tee.

Amid the sound of hooters and cheers, Helen drove the first ball of the day down the fairway to begin a team competition.

Battling strong winds and rain, the team of Jane Salt, Glenis Carney and Rosemarie won with 79 points.

Sue Archer, meanwhile, won a bottle of champagne for getting nearest to the lady captain’s drive.

* Last Wednesday’s fun winter competition, ‘Pick Your Poison’ saw competitors select nine holes they wanted their scores to count on prior to teeing off.

Joint winners were Rebecca Ross and Andrea Doyle with 20 points, one point ahead of Sue Archer, with Joy Purkiss and Margaret Dixon a point further adrift in joint third.