Ross on Wye G.C. has a thriving Ladies’ section with approx 120 ladies, including a number of social members who still meet regularly on a Tuesday for lunch.
The Committee headed by the Ladies’ Captain is responsible for the organisation of the Ladies' Section.This year our Lady Captain is Jeanette Forrester.
Jeanette was brought up on the west coast of Scotland and studied at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, before her marriage to Graeme and a move to England where their three children were born. Several moves ensued between Cheshire and Buckinghamshire following her husband’s career in Scotch whisky before retirement to Herefordshire. Jeanette was a late convert to golf, taking up the sport in 2002 at Ellesborough GC, Buckinghamshire, where Graeme was captain in 1995.
Her charity is Martha Trust, Hereford, a unique nursing home providing life long care and therapy for profoundly handicapped children and young people. This year has seen the opening of Sophie House, a second home close to the first, in Hampton Dene which will give respite relief and care to many families currently in great need.
The Lady Captain works very hard attending the large number of Social, Mixed and Junior events that the club runs each year, as well as the various committee meetings pertaining to each aspect of the club.
Each year the Lady Captain organises a well- supported golf day both at Ross and an Away Day at another course. The emphasis on these days is fun!
Tuesday is the Ladies main competition day. Predominantly qualifying competitions take place from March until October. These include EWGA and club medals in two divisions with a best gross, as well as competitions for various cups and trophies mainly handicapped, but some scratch cups too.
See Ladies Competitions
There are many social events organised by the Ladies throughout the year including coffee mornings, bridge drives, occasional fashion shows, raffles and much more. These events provide funds for the Ladies Section and raise money for the Lady Captain's Charity.
The Ladies organise social golf events against the other sections of the club and some ladies are active in helping to organise the Junior Section.
We have a number of talented ladies who contribute on a daily basis to the decoration of the clubhouse with impressive displays of flowers. In addition these and other lady members help with the Christmas decorations setting the scene for the festive Christmas Lunch, which is one of the many well-supported social gatherings around the dining table. Other popular functions are the A,B and C team dinners and also the Annual Ladies Dinner.