Wednesday 31 July 2013

Crown Ladies Challenge at Stapleford Abbotts GC

The Crown Ladies Challenge was held at Stapleford Abbotts GC today.  Myself, Kathy Dale and Chris Leary represented Chesfield Downs.

This is the second year of this prestigious event, which is hoped will become one of the big events in the Crown Group's calendar.  The competition was conceived and organised by Maggs Kyte of Merrist Wood last year.  The Stableford Abbotts GC were the 2012 winners and have hosted this year, as the organisation of the competition passes to the winning Club.  This competition is held in conjunction with an Open event which is open to clubs outside of the Crown group.

Kathy, Chris and I played pretty well together and came in with 70 points (best 2 scores counted on each hole).  We came 5th on countback in the Open event and second in the Crown Ladies Challenge, which was won by Merrist Wood, with an impressive 79 points!  This means the 2014 competition will be back at Merrist Wood.

We tried very hard to win, as we thought Megan would love to organise this competition during her captaincy but, sadly, it was not to be.

Monday 29 July 2013

ISPS Handa Ladies Masters

Diane, Pauline & Angela went to the ISPA Handa Ladies Masters yesterday at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club and had their photo taken with Liselotte Neumann, the new Solheim Cup Captain and with the Cup (which Europe holds at the moment).  Liselotte was there to raise awareness of the competition which starts on 13th August in Colorado.

The Chesfield girls didn't get an invite to go to Colorado to support the European team, although, Liselotte tapped Pauline for hints and tips regarding preparation, selection and team tactics! Now, that is a claim to fame!!!

The Chesfield ladies will be playing their own Solheim Cup against Mill Green on 16th August.  Chesfield will be representing the Americans so, on that day, you will have to cheer for America.


Thursday 18 July 2013

Ann Warner Trophy & Maureen Eastwood Salver

Congratulations to our winners today! The weather was fabulous and Stableford points were high for a lot of players. Angela Chatterton came in with an amazing 41 points to secure the Ann Warner Trophy. Runner up Marica Kelland was hot on her heels with 38 points. The Ann Warner Trophy is for competitors with handicaps of 29 or under. Marion Dix was the winner of the Maureen Eastwood Salver with a great score of 36 points, just squeezing Christine Skeen into second place with 35 points. The Maureen Eastwood Salver is for competitors with handicaps of 30 or over.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Club Championship 2013, Rd 2

What a fabulous day for golf! Some amazing scores were recorded today in the final round of the Ladies' Club Championship. Pauline Harrison held her nerve and turned in another great score of 82 gross. Combined with Pauline's first round score of 83, this was easily good enough to secure the title of Ladies' Club Champion 2013, with a very tidy gross score of 165!

Pauline receives the Club Championship Trophy from Tim Hudson
Jackie Reid also had a stunning 2nd round, scoring a gross of 83 and a nett of 62.  Together with a 1st round nett of 69, Jackie's combined score put her ahead of the rest of the field in the nett competition, meaning that she is the winner of the Angela Chatterton Cup, 2013.

Jackie receives the Angela Chatterton Cup from Tim Hudson
Congratulations to both of our winners and to all of the ladies who took part over the two rounds.  We had lovely weather on both days and some great scores.  The presentation was made to the winners by Tim Hudson, General Manager, and took place after a delicious cream tea!  What better way to celebrate such a prestigious competition!