Welcome from our new Ladies Captain

Welcome to Rickmansworth Golf Club Ladies Section.

This is a small – almost elite group of ladies, who are very welcoming and passionate about sharing their love of golf. While we may not have all the style, elegance or facilities as some of our neighbours, we do offer very affordable golf on a challenging course and are every bit as competitive offering a full LGU and CONGU programme of medals, competitions and matches. We also offer a social life with a monthly Nine and Dine – Nine holes of golf and a 2 course supper as well as a variety of social events over the year.

I’m Ann Loughman (aka Ann-Maria) and will be the Lady Captain at Ricky this year. Like many female golfers I came to golf later in life as my children were leaving home and I approached the twilight of my working life. Following my retirement from full time work I joined Rickmansworth Golf Club as a very rookie golfer four years ago. Now playing off 31, I still feel a novice golfer having joined the club four years ago so rather like the Men’s Captain I am rather surprised at my rapid promotion to these heady heights. This is due entirely to the lady members who have mentored me, encouraged me, reminded me of the rules and generally guided me so that my game has improved. Thank you ladies.

As I look to the year ahead I hope we have a season of fun and friendly golf with good weather, some movements in the handicaps, greater integration with the Men’s and Seniors Sections and who knows we may even buck the trend and gain some new members.

My chosen charity this year is Alzheimer’s Association as a tribute to my Mum, Auntie and Uncle and I am holding my Captain’s Day on 1st July.

Finally I wish to thank June Poppleton our outgoing Captain for her work over the past twelve months and giving me some insight into the Captain’s role. Thanks also to Sherril Bryden for agreeing to be my Vice Captain so shortly after completing her Captaincy in 2013.

If you are reading this as a non-member and would like some more information about our ladies section please email me on ladies-captain@rickmansworthgolfclub.co.uk