The Ladies section held a very entertaining and informative Rules Night at the end of January with over 50 ladies in attendance. We were extremely fortunate to have Anne O’Sullivan who has been a rules guru for the ILGU for several years and is currently Deputy Chair of the R & A’s Championship Committee. It was only after she had agreed to come to the club that we fully realised her high standing in official golf circles. She attended the South African Open in early January 2020, as a representative of the R & A, and in July 2019 she had been the rules official at the Open in Portrush for several key groups, which included players such as Tommy Fleetwood, John Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood and Alex Noren amongst others.
She has a very relaxed and amusing delivery which kept everyone totally engaged. She handed out a pre-prepared quiz and ran through a range of topics. To illustrate the rules and make them more understandable she had a series of diagrams from the Rules of Golf along with some video clips which were displayed on a large screen.
There was a lot of audience participation, due to Anne’s very relaxed style, and overall the evening was regarded as a great success.