County Championship & Spring Meeting 2022
On Friday 13th May, at Sherwood Forest GC, we held the 36 hole stroke play stage of the County Championships, and also the 18 hole Spring Meeting. Sherwood was as magnificent as always, but presented an extremely hard challenge due to the strong gusty wind, which did not let up all day! Despite this, there were some very good scores in both events.
In the 36 holes, Maddie Smith (Norwood) won the scratch prize with 145, and Amelia Hogg (Norwood) won the nett with 147. Norwood Park also won the team prize, their youthful team of Maddie, Elizabeth Wilson and Amelia retaining the trophy they won last year.
The Spring Meeting scratch prize was won by Bev Cook (The Nottinghamshire) with 84, with Helen Haycox, also from The Nottinghamshire winning the nett prize with 74. Maggie Burrows from Mapperley added to the excitement of the day with a hole in one on the 10th - no mean feat into that strong wind!
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Match v Sheffield Union 2022
Our first fixture of 2022, a BetterBall match against Sheffield Union, was held at Renishaw Park on Friday 22nd April. This is a course which needs accuracy at the best of times, and it was a particularly tough test on Friday with firm ground and gusty winds. We had a very enjoyable, close match and managed to clinch the win, 3 - 2. Our team was a useful mix of youth and experience, and both the standard of play and the competitive team spirit were very encouraging!
The team :
- Carol Houghton & Jorja Newbold
- Ava Waplington & Loraine Howd
- Lizzy Wood & Millie Marsh
- Bernie Barton & Julie Revill
- Libby Kilbride & Lesley Morris
Our hosts looked after us well, and I’d like to thank them, all my players and my Vice-Captain Caron Harrison who helped the day run smoothly.
Congratulations Elizabeth Wilson
Well done to Elizabeth Wilson (Norwood Park) on winning the R&A Liz Pook Trophy for the U14 Girls Amateur Championship at Enville Golf Club, with a total score of 230 (77, 75, 78), to win by 2 shots. The competition was played over 54 holes from 22nd to 24th April 2022 and conditions were pretty tough with gusty winds to contend with.
She also finished tied 12th in the U16 Championship, against an international field.
Well played Lizzie!
Congratulations Amelia Wan
Congratulations to Amelia Wan (Sherwood Forest) who won the 2022 Midland U16 Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, played at Hawkstone Park from 13th to 14th April. Amelia won with a 54 hole total of 216 to win by 4 shots. First Round scores were also qualifiers for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championships which provided an extra edge for players to get off to a good start to the competition. Amelia recorded the best round on the Hawkstone Course with a 71 so will be entered onto the season long leader board at the Telegraph in the hope of qualifying for the final.
Elizabeth Wilson (Norwood Park) finished in third place on 222 - well done to both girls!