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The Daily Mail Foursomes Grand Final is played over 3 days at the famous Marriott St Pierre course in South Wales, with the first matches taking place on Sunday 14th October.  There were just 16 men’s and women’s teams left from an original entry of over 3,000 pairs and teams from all over England, Scotland and Wales had played their way through seven knockout rounds.

According to Charlotte, the course was in fantastic condition but with the forecasted heavy rain in Wales, the course was very wet and played long.  On the morning of Sunday 14th October, Charlotte and Brenda woke to wind, rain and freezing temperatures.  Certainly a contrast to what we’ve experienced over this Autumn, so wrapping up was the order of the day, and Brenda, despite 6 of clothing, could hardly swing a club and was frozen to the core.

The pair won their first match 2 & 1 against Haydock Park which they were absolutely over the moon about.  However, before it could sink in they were straight back out with a packed lunch 10 minutes later, and sadly didn’t play their best game in the afternoon.  They lost 4 & 3 to Forest of Arden who went on to win the 2018 Daily Mail foursomes.   It was very much a family affair, Charlotte’s fiancé caddied and Charlotte’s mother also walked with them.

Charlotte says, “Thank you for all your support. We can’t describe how much it meant to us. This journey and the memories we made are something we’ll take with us forever.”

Sussex is very proud of Mannings Heath’s Club Champion, Charlotte Topping, 28 and her 81 year old grandmother Brenda James in reaching the last 8, it’s a terrific achievement.

 

 

 

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