Amelia’s win sets her on course for title defence

first_img9 Apr 2018 Amelia’s win sets her on course for title defence England girl international Amelia Williamson took the first step in a title defence when she won the Hampshire Rose by a stroke.She was three-under par for the 36 holes at a very wet North Hants Golf Club, adding her name to a trophy which has previously been held by top professionals Charley Hull and Georgia Hall.Next step for the 17-year-old from Royal Cromer, Norfolk, is the Roehampton Gold Cup on Saturday. It’s paired with the Hampshire Rose to create a 72-hole event, offering world ranking points for the players and the overall winner receives the Gold Rose Trophy.Williamson became the first winner of the combined event last year and has her sights set on retaining the trophy, which was given by Olympic champion Justin Rose.The weather omens are encouraging. “I’ve looked at the forecast for Saturday and it’s wet,” said Williamson, who managed similar conditions at North Hants in style.“There were only five or six holes when you didn’t need waterproofs,” she said. “But I always gave myself chances to make par and holed out well from under 10ft.”She was two-under 70 in the morning, followed by one-under 71 in the afternoon and finished a shot ahead of Kath O’Connor (West Byfleet, 68 74). Two more members of the England Golf girls’ squad filled the next two places: Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, 72 71) and Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, 71 74). Tags: Amelia Williamson, Hampshire Roselast_img read more

World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales To Appear At Olympic Air Show

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympic Flight MuseumThe world famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area on August 10, 2013, including one at the Olympic Flight Museum in conjunction with the Olympic Air Show.The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at the Olympic Flight Museum on August 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  On August 10, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will participate in the Olympic Air Show.  The air show gates open at 9:00 am.The Clydesdales’ appearance in Olympia is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches.  Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s.  Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show.Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white stockings, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail.  A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian.  In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo.  They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.last_img read more

Small Business Signs In Olympia Get Noticed

first_imgSubmitted by Erin Johnson for Sign A RamaAre you planning on starting a small business or perhaps you already own one? How are you capturing the eye of those potential customers driving and walking by? A temporary sign may work right now, but it’s important to invest in a professional business sign if you want your community to take notice of you.The most important thing to consider is where you are located. Are you in a small store, set back in a shopping center between 4 other businesses? Are you set apart in your own location next to a main road where a few bigger signs would be more practical?Regardless of the size of your location, signs are necessary. Signs are part of owning a successful business. The smaller the business, the more imperative it is that you have proper signage. Signs are magnets for potential customers. It’s important your signs are professional, tell customers what you sell or service you provide, and give them a sense of who you are.Recently we had the opportunity to work with a new small business just opening in town, Olympia Furniture Company located in the Westside Shopping Center on Harrison Ave. This is a perfect example of a small business really looking at their location and putting up eye catching signage that works appropriately. They have a store located downstairs, which presented them with a challenge when it came to signs.Once the project is completed they will have a lighted box sign, window wraps on the store and company truck, feather flags, and directional signage.Signs do not need to be large, but they do need to attract attention. There are several different options for custom business signs that can meet your needs. Not every sign has to be set in the ground right next to the street. You can get a sign in almost any size, shape, material, and color combination you need. Professional custom signs made just for your business are what you need for the longevity and success of your business.Our goal at Sign A Rama is to work with you to create signage that gets you noticed. We will happily come out to your site and do a free survey of your building and give you a quote for a sign solution that meets your needs and budget. Give us a call at (360) 915-9207.You can find us online or by stopping by the shop located off of Exit 111 in Lacey at 2633 Willamette Dr NE Suite H.Like us on Facebook. Facebook26Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Two skiers rescued outside ski area boundary of Kicking Horse Mtn.

first_imgOn Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for. Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party. No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. In addition, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, Jan. 31. At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometres outside and beyond the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort controlled recreational area. A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30 a.m. the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital. At 10:16 a.m. the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts controlled recreational area in approximately the same region. The individual was transferred by helicopter to hospital. Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident.last_img read more