Hello my name is Lorna MacIvor, I joined Worlebury Golf Club six years ago, having moved to Somerset from Bolton in 2012.
I took up golf late in life at the age of 60 when I retired. I joined with 5 other ladies who had also recently retired and we had so much fun. This fun shaped my attitude to golf which has stayed with me. Much as I love to win, the enjoyment of being out in the fresh air with like- minded people far surpasses the pressure of winning at all costs.
Worlebury welcomed me with open arms when I arrived and this warm spirit is a traditional part of our club. Our Ladies Day is Tuesday, when we play different types of club competitions – medals, stablefords, bowmakers, etc. and any lady is able to play in these. Alongside the club competitions, we have an Alliance team, a Social team and an inter league team – all of whom play against other clubs throughout the year. We also enter area competitions such as The Rogers Cup, Centenary Plate and the Foursomes.
In addition to the ladies’ fixtures, we run several mixed competitions throughout the year including the very popular winter mixed greensomes. We host a mixed and Ladies’ Open and provide a mixed and ladies’ away day.
Away from the golf, our social calendar is second to none and this year is our biennial summer ball, a spectacular flagship event to be held in July. All of our socials can be found on our website.
Each year we choose a charity to support and this year the different sections are combining to raise money for The Freewheelers or Blood bikes. This is an emergency voluntary service, supporting our local hospitals and run entirely on voluntary contributions,
Finally I would like to extend to you a hand of friendship. If you are reading this with a thought of joining us or even taking up golf for the first time, I can promise you a friendly welcome to this superb club. Come and enjoy the beautiful views from our course and then relax afterwards in our well equipped clubhouse.