SLCGA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
BATH GOLF CLUB
SUNDAY 2 MAY 2021
Format: 18 Hole Medal
Entry Fee: £25 per person
Handicap Allowance: Maximum WHS index 28.4
Maximum number of players 50: If oversubscribed the highest handicaps will be withdrawn and refunds issued.
Eligibility: All entrants must be a member of an affiliated golf club and hold a WHS Handicap Index on the day of the competition.
The SLCGA County Championship was held at Bath GC on Sunday 2nd May 2021.
Despite being in a pandemic, the SLCGA were pleased to be able to hold a County Championship albeit with restrictions.
For this year only, the format was an 18 hole medal and 43 ladies entered the event.
The early mist cleared and the players went out in sunshine.
At the end of play, Hannah Woodley (Enmore Park) and Harriet Lockley (Burnham & Berrow) were tied at gross 75.
Off out again for a 4 hole play off which was won by Hannah.
Gross positions 3-6 were resolved by countback, Davina Xanh (Mendip Spring). Patience Rhodes (B&B). Jade Cope (WSM). Lizzie Stephens ( Mendip Spring).
The top 6 Nett positions were Eve Brimfield (Mendip Spring). Paula MacLaurin (Bath). Libbie Dezis (Farrington Park). Kimberley Parker (Saltford). Maria Wheeler (B&B). Sue Scoble (Bath)
For obviously reasons we were not able to award all the trophies, but we hope to be able to next year. We were pleased to say that Harriet won the Glidden Vase ( best gross score for a player under 25) and the Holt Trophy( best three combined nett scores) was awarded to Mendip Spring.
I must thank Bath Golf Club for hosting this event under the restrictions, their support and assistance from the Club and the Ladies Section was vital to the smooth running of the day. Thank you also to Alison Lee who was our referee for the day.
The SLCGA Championships were held at Saltford Golf Club over the May Bank holiday weekend. The conditions were dry with a cool breeze that increased throughout the day but some excellent golf was played by the 30 competitors who took part on the Friday playing 36 holes.
The top 8 gross scores qualified for the Championship, the second 8 gross scores qualified for the Presidents Glasses and the final 8 gross scores qualified for the Phillips Trophy.
The new format of 3 tiers enables the Championship to be concluded at Sunday lunchtime.
The Gliddon Vase for the best under 25 gross score was presented to Arabella White, with a score of 153 over the 36 holes.
The Interclub Team Challenge Holt Shield will be presented to Jessica Haines, Leah Bowden and Patience Rhodes with the combined nett score of 447 over 36 holes.
At the conclusion of play on Sunday, trophies and vouchers were presented to the winners, and the team to compete in the Inter County Match Week at Woodbury Park, Devon was announced by County Captain Alysia Rees.
Congratulations to Patience Rhodes, Burnham and Berrow, our new Champion on her 2/1 victory over Davina Xanh, Mendip Spring.
The middle tier competing for the President's Glasses was won by Abby Gray, Farrington Park, on the 19th hole, narrowly beating Vice Captain, Gill Brown, Burnham and Berrow.
The Phillips Trophy was won by Kim Parker, Saltford with a 3/2 victory over Mandy Vickers, Burnham and Berrow.
Out thanks go to the staff and members of Saltford GC for making the event so successful. Many complimentary comments were made by the players on the condition and set up of the Course so our thanks also go the greenkeeping staff. A special mention must go to Lesley Organ and Carol Lake who manned the coffee station for all 3 days and was much appreciated by all.