The weather is improving, the course is drying out nicely, but it's still early in the year for competitions. However the Mail on Sunday team matches and the Daily Mail Foursomes matches are well underway. The Ladies team played a team from the City of Newcastle in the Mail on Sunday competition last Tuesday. It was a home match and with 18 normal greens open and the red tees back on the ladies tee boxes, the matches were closely fought before Parklands won the tie 3 1/2 to 1 1/2. On Friday, the foursomes pairing of Anne Heatley and Sarah Howson had a home tie and a win against Gosforth Park Ladies in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Well done to all who played and good luck in the next rounds.