SCLGA News Archives
Louise Simmons, Committee Junior Organiser, reports that the girls enjoyed a lovely day at Meon Valley GC playing Hampshire Junior Girls. The girls had a great day on the course, with good company and sunshine!
It was an opportunity to involve some of the newer County girls, with Lilah Sinclair (West Hove) and Ella Keary (Dale Hill) playing their first friendly matches for Sussex.
Sussex were leading 3-2 after 5 matches, and at this stage there was a thought that Sussex could win of even half the match! However, Hampshire fought back; Becky Losh (Worthing) was one down after 16 and had a chance of getting back to even’s on the 17th hole. A brilliant chip in left her the perfect opportunity to half the hole and continue her battle, but the putt caught her out and sadly that was one more to Hampshire.
Lilah was all square coming down the 18th, both hit the green in regulation, but unfortunately her opponent sunk a meaty putt from the edge of the green, and Lilah gave it her best but couldn’t match with her putt. The final result being 4-3 to Hampshire.
All in all it was a very close game and the girls look forward to their match next year. There was great support from Megan Edwards and Ann Carnegie on the day which is always hugely appreciated by all the players.
Goodwood are really taking the lead in their initiative with getting more women of all ages and ability into golf. On Tuesday 5th June to celebrate International Women’s Day, there is an 18 hole FREE round of golf (fourball betterball) for ladies with a handicap and an 11 hole Texas Scramble for ladies who are new to the game. Full details and online booking are available on their website – click here.
On Tuesday 5th June, Goodwood Golf are celebrating International Women’s Day with a FREE round of golf on their Park Course. It’s a fourball betterball competition and open to women with a handicap, whatever age and ability. Details are available on their website, with online application form – the tee times are available from 10 – 11.30. With a maximum 40 players and a free glass of Prosecco at prize-giving, what’s not to like about that?
Goodwood have an extremely positive approach to women’s golf, providing regular coaching opportunities for beginners and existing golfers through their Academy. Growing the women’s game is in their mission statement!
If you’ve never played at Goodwood, this is a great opportunity to visit the club and have a fun day out.
To find out more, click here.
The Junior Girls’ Championship takes place at Dale Hill on Tuesday 29th May and will see 11 girls with handicaps ranging from 3 to 22 playing 36 holes stroke play on the Woosnan and Old Courses. Good luck to all the competitors – the start sheet may be found here.
Exciting news hot off the press from England Golf is that Aileen Greenfield has won the English Senior Women’s Championship at Hallamshire GC, Sheffield today. A very convincing victory, 6&4 over Cath Rawthore has ensured that Aileen has “shrugged off her bridesmaid tag” having been runner-up in the past.
Her progress was steady – she qualified for the match play in 12th place, and then went on to knock out former champions Caroline Berry and Helen Lowe, before defeating Staffordshire’s Sue Spencer (Whittington Heath) in the semis.
What a terrific win!
To read the England Golf press release click here.
Today saw Paula Carver, Aileen Greenfield and Katherine Russell progress through to the top 16 in the matchplay in the English Senior Women’s Champs. Ioana McKean playing in the over 60s matchplay, also made it through to the quarter-finals. Follow their progress on the England Golf website – here.
The girls enjoyed the challenges that Bush Hill Golf Course brings…..not only a very tight course, with some intriguing par 3’s, BUT, they will also be playing off the whites for County Match Week.
A great practice round, under the expert guidance and tuition from Rob Chruszcz – who will be overseeing the girls through practices and the match week itself, whilst Ryan Fenwick recovers from intensive hip surgery.
Many notes were made, and greens paced. It was a lovely day with the support of county captain Ann Carnegie, and Immediate past captain Sandra Holman.
A fantastic sunny afternoon saw 36 girls trying out golf with Haywards Heath Professionals James Verrall and Belinda Whent. The girls all signed up as part of the national ‘Girls Golf Rocks’ program with many from the 10 local schools. Making use of the clubs great practice facilities, the girls enjoyed 2 hours learning all aspects of the game with fun games and plenty of exciting challenges.
Thanks also to Anna from the county team, Sandra Holman and all our other helpers on the day.
Girls have joined in with group coaching at the club and there are now 3 separate girls only groups each week.
Girls Golf really does rock at Haywards Heath….
The Spring Rumble took place on Monday 14th May on the Park Course at Golf at Goodwood. 39 competitors representing 11 Sussex Clubs enjoyed the course on a sunny yet breezy day, which was warmly welcomed by all the competitors after the weekend rain. The course was in superb condition and enabled the teams of 3 to make the most of the soft and true greens with some excellent scores.
The results were:
1st Annette Walsh (Pyecombe), Pam Homer (Golf at Goodwood) and Irene Matheson (Cottesmore) with 73 points
2nd Frances Cheney (Golf at Goodwood), Kim Wells and Val Swain (Chichester) with 71 points
3rd Gill Harries, June Salt & Janet Carter (Bognor Regis) with 68 points
Nearest the pin on the 8th was Janet Carter (Bognor Regis)
Nearest the pin on the 11th was Annette Walsh (Pyecombe)
Longest Drive on 14th was Pam Homer (Golf at Goodwood)
Thanks should go to Golf at Goodwood for hosting this event, and to Chris Handson (County President) and Ann Carnegie (County Captain) for their support and starting the players.
For the full results click here.