The Lady Captain of Orchardleigh Golf Club, Loes de Kleuver has recently organised a round of ‘crazy’ golf for her Captain’s Day. 

The twenty four ladies went out in threes with stableford scoring, but the round was played with some very different and unusual formats. On the 2nd hole it was teeing off with a hockey stick, 3rd hole no penalty if your ball went in the pond and on the 6th hole teeing off was done blind folded, though two attempts were allowed. 

The 7th hole flummoxed many ladies, as the challenge was ‘nearest the hole’, not nearest the pin. The catch being the hole was nowhere near the pin! 

The 9th hole was teeing off with a putter and, despite attempting a full swing, the ball generally didn’t reach the fairway. The 11th and 16th holes started with a throw of the ball rather than a tee shot and the 13th was alternately playing a shot and a throw, which in some cases meant getting the ball down the hole with a throw! 

The final hole was played with a yellow ball, which played to the green without losing it in the water, was rewarded with double stableford points, a much needed bonus at the end of a somewhat challenging round. 

Despite this some good scores came in as both Anne Regler and Jan Light managed to win the individual score prize each with thirty five points. 

Pat Pitt won nearest the hole on the 7th. The longest throw for the over 70s was won by Diana Bullock and the under 69s by Lorraine Collings. 

The team score prize with eighty two points went to Sue Marshall, Sue Chalker and Pat Jones. 

The prizes were awarded in the clubhouse after an excellent buffet lunch which was much enjoyed by everyone, including a small group of ladies who didn’t play golf but joined in the meal. 

Some of the non-playing ladies kindly manned the halfway house, where some delicious goodies sustained everyone during their round.

Sarah Doble