Ladybirds is a league for women golfers in Brunswick County. It's been in existence for 24 years, and Oak Island was a charter member. There are 12 clubs included this year from Brunswick County. They include: Brick Landing, Carolina National, Carolina Shores, Crow Creek, Lockwood Folly, Magnolia Greens, Meadowlands/Farmstead, Oak Island, Rivers Edge, Sea Trail, St. James, and The Lakes. Each year, every club hosts a tournament which is played from March thru October. To be eligible to play in the tournament, a player must have a maximum index of 40 and be a member of her ladies' golf association. Sign-up sheets are posted in the locker rooms three (3) weeks before each tournament. Each club is allotted eleven (11) players, but alternates are encouraged to sign up for extra spots in the tournament in case there is still room for others to participate. Cancellation must be done 48 hours in advance or you do not receive a refund. Prizes (a sleeve of balls) are given in each flight according to low gross, second low gross, low net, second low net and lowest putts. There's a maximum of 10 strokes within each flight. At the end of the season, the final tournament, "The Cup", is played at the Ladybirds host club. In "The Cup", only eight (8) players represent their club.
To qualify to play in "The Cup" and to attend the luncheon, a player must have played in a minimum of two (2) tournaments. End of year prizes are awarded at the luncheon.
A good attempt was made for "The Cup" by our Oak Island Women, but we came in a bit short and St. James were the winners!!!
As the saying goes...NEXT YEAR!!
A total of 101 golfers enjoyed a rain free opening Ladybirds season on Wednesday, April 4th at our beautiful course. We had 11 golfers from Oak Island with 8 of them taking home a winner's sleeve of balls. Great Job!!
2018 Ladybirds play dates:
Wednesday, April 4th: Oak Island
Wednesday, April 18th: St. James (Founders Club)
Tuesday, May 1st: Brick Landing
Tuesday, May 15th: Carolina National
Wednesday, June 13th: The Lakes
Monday, June 25th: Sea Trails (Jones)
Wednesday, July 11th: Crow Creek
Wednesday, July 25th: Meadowlands
Thursday, August 9th: Lockwood Folly
Tuesday, August 28th: Rivers Edge
Monday, September 17th: Magnolia Greens
Monday, October 8th: Carolina Shores for "The Cup"
Friday, November 2nd: Awards Luncheon at Carolina Shores.