Saturday 21st August 2021
On Saturday we had our inaugural ladies DUGS match against UCD in Rosslare.
It was a great success, everyone really enjoyed the event & wanted to be invited back again next year !
18 hole fourball matchplay:
Suzi Fanagan & Gina O’Connor DUGS – 1 Up vs Barbara Cotter & Geraldine Carroll UCD
Denise Fanagan & Maeve Whelan DUGS – Half vs Liz Carton & Ruth Dwan UCD
Cathy Bryce & Cecilia Spain DUGS – 4 Up vs Clodagh Hopkins & Caroline Bergin (Captain UCD lady graduates) UCD
DUGS bt UCDGS by 5 holes
Captain Niall kindly at my request introduced the pairs as they teed off. His wife was playing in the first match with our ex Curtis cup player Suzie Fanagan.
13 DUGS(men) played a support match a number of whom cheered the ladies as they teed off.
After a wet start to the morning as both teams arrived on the tee box for photos the rain had cleared up & the sun came out during & after the match.
After 3 competitive matches & a lot of fun we retired to the terrace to enjoy a beverage in the sunshine.
A few of us had a dip in the sea before we all readied ourselves for the evening festivities .
Cathy & Andrew Bryce hosted a wonderful dinner at their home at very short notice as due to a Covid outbreak at Rosslare GC the dining room was closed.
Aedan Jameson opened proceedings after dinner & myself & Caroline Bergin both spoke . The Captain presented the trophy to me on behalf of the DUGS team.
All the ladies really appreciated the DUGS men’s involvement on the day which really added to the sense of occasion.
After the great enjoyment had by one & all I have today been in touch with my contacts in Rosses Point & Dooks GC to discuss a possible DUGS ladies match.
I am also considering whether the DUGS ladies might have Milltown as their home club.
I am hoping that there will be good ladies support for the DUGS Captains prize in Hermitage.
I want to acknowledge the wonderful support I had from Aedan Jameson in ensuring this match took place.