New Cottesmore captain Shirley plots a busy year

JPCT-New Cottesmore ladies section captain Shirley Vance
JPCT-New Cottesmore ladies section captain Shirley Vance

SHIRLEY Vance has been named Cottesmore’s ladies section captain for the 2012 season, and has plotted a busy year.

She has entered the club into all three Sussex Division matches, plus the Morrice Foursomes (Cottesmore will be defending the title won last year), the Mail on Sunday; Kathleen Rider and the Jerdein Salver competitions. Cottesmore will also enter into a number of friendly matches with other clubs – these are a great way for relatively new players to get used to matchplay as well as more experienced players who no longer wish to play in division matches.

Shirley has appointed other club members to assist her: Division Captains are Pat Johns, Division 1; Jenny Frei, Division 2 ; and Margaret Swatman, Division 3. Brenda Williams will captain the Mail on Sunday team.

Shirley commented: “My mission for the coming year is to try and ensure that the Ladies Section have as much fun as possible as well as playing good and enjoyable golf. I do have a few entertaining plans up my sleeve and working as a team, I am sure this will be a very successful and enjoyable year.”

And the ladies section is already enjoying success, their Mail on Sunday team reached the third round of the national matchplay competition with a 3-2 defeat of East Brighton.