The annual Mothers & Daughters event was played at Royal Mid Surrey GC on Saturday – with our very own County Captain Sue Todd and daughter Hayley (Royal Ashdown Forest) bringing home some silverware! Well done Sue and Hayley, they won the 27 hole handicap prize and were 2nd in the gross competition.
The Mothers & Daughters is a unique event in the amateur ladies golfing calendar with competitors from all over Britain competing in this 27-hole scratch foursomes. It was first played at Ranelagh in 1932 and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club has hosted it since 1962. It’s always over-subscribed but any Sussex golfing mums and daughters out there should give it a go next year!
From the very early days the event has attracted some of the UK’s top golfers: Pam Barton won it with her mother in 1935, the year before she became British and then US champion. Other distinguished winners have included Angela Bonallack with daughter Glenna, Jill Thornhill with daughter Caroline and four-time winners, Liz Boatman with her daughter Alex. The event was dominated from the 1960s to the early ‘90s by the virtually unbeatable partnership of Angela Uzielli and her mother Peggy Carrick. They won an incredible 22 times together – their feat will surely never be matched!