Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association

Latest News 2008


Cheshire News:


Congratulations to:-

Charlotte Leathem & Laura Thomas for achieving new ladies course records. Charlotte shot a gross 71 at her home club Styal at the age of just 13 and Laura Thomas, from Didsbury GC, completed her record round of 72 at Denton, where she is also a member. Well Done.

Poppy Finlay who finished first of the girls at the Joanne Morley Challenge. Poppy from Vicars Cross GC finished with a total of 30 stableford points followed closely by Gemma Clews from Ashton-on-Mersey GC with 29.


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Gina Brown who has qualified for the Finals of the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championships at Abu Dhabi Golf Club Nov 21-23rd Telegraph newspaper online

Charlotte Wild & Rachael Goodall who finished 4th & 8th respectively in the EWGA Girls order of merit. A magnificent performance from both girls. Well Done.


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Laura Jones who has scored her second victory on the US women’s college circuit by winning her college’s open tournament hosted by Oklahoma City University with rounds of 73 & 72 –a three shot winning margin.

Rachael Goodall who has been selected by EWGA for the girl’s team for the annual match against England boys, which takes place at Woodhall Spa on Sunday, October 26th.


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Hale GC for winning the prestigious Bell Cup Final, the first time in their club’s history.

Sue Dye for her runner-up place in the Senior Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Hilton GC, Templepatrick, N Ireland after a sudden death play-off.

Yorkshire for once again winning the County Finals at Long Ashton GC

Rachael Goodall who won the JJB Sports MEN Women’s Championship at Marriot Worsley Park.


Mrs Jean Hughes                                 who will take on the office of President of the CCLGA for 2009-2010 and Mrs Marjorie Griffiths                    who will be Captain in 2010

Royal Liverpool GC who won the Percival Trophy beating Vale Royal Abbey GC

Charlotte Wild & Claire Fry who both performed well in the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy. Charlotte scored 74, 73 (147) putting her in third place behind Emma Brown (143) and Kelly Tidy (144). Claire was one behind with 148, after rounds of 72 and 76.


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Gemma Clews for a Hole in One in competition at Ashton-on-Mersey GC.

Kate Rawthore & Bronte Law. Kate returned the Best Net Girls score in the M.E.N Greater Manchester Junior Open at Sale her home club. She carded a net 67 off her 25 handicap. Bronte from Bramhall GC won the Best Gross Girls scoring 74.

The Cheshire Team who won the scratch team Trophy at the Northern Girls Championship at Carlisle Golf Club. Team score Rachael Goodall 75 Bronte Law 75 Gina Brown 78 Total 228. The competition had to be decided over 18holes due to the weather. Rachael won the Clement Bowl and the Chairman’s Trophy. Gina came runner-up in the Chairman’s Trophy. Bronte won the Liverpool Society of Lady Captain’s Prize and Gemma Clews won the Best net (80-12- 68) Zoe Evans won the am gross prize with Jade Evans runner-up. A magnificent performance by all the girls in very difficult conditions. (CSS 73)

Natalie Lowe & Kate Whitmore who have reached the Quarter-Finals of the English Women’s Open Mid-Amateur Championship at Wallasey Update. In two very tight matches unfortunately both Natalie & Kate lost. Natalie took her match to the 18th and Kate to the 19th.

Charlotte Wild who qualified for the Matchplay rounds in the British Open Amateur Championship at Monifieth Golf Club with rounds of 80 & 73. Unfortunately she was knocked out by Victoria Scherer (Ger) 2/1 in the first round.

Charlotte Wild who has reached the final of the English girls Championship at Durham City. She played Rachael Goodall in the semis winning 4/3 and plays Sarah Tyson in the final, who knocked out Gina Brown in the quarter finals. Update Charlotte unfortunately lost the final to Sarah.


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Bronte Law who has qualified for the final round in the English Girls U13 championship at Ramside G.C. in second spot with rounds of 74 & 78. Update Bronte finished runner up 3 shots behind the final winner Charley Hull from Northamptonshire.

Rachael Goodall, Charlotte Wild, Harriet Wilson & Gina Brown who have all qualified for the Championship matchplay in the English Girl’s at Durham City G.C. Rachael finished the two round qualifiers on a 149 total which put her in joint 4th place, closely followed by Charlotte with a total of 151 in equal 6th place. Harriet & Gina’s scores were 158 & 159 respectively. Update Charlotte, Rachael & Gina are all through to the Quarter finals

The Cheshire Team of Charlotte Wild, Rachael Goodall & Laura Jones who won the Scratch Team Shield at the Northern Ladies Close Championships at Seaton Carew GC in Durham. After a re-count, the scores of Charlotte (Mere GC) 144, Rachael (Heswall GC) 149 and Laura (Royal Liverpool GC) 150 totalled 443, which just beat Yorkshire by one. In the second flight, Gina Brown was the runner up in the Millennium Bowl and Claire Fry got into the semi-finals but lost to Lauren Smith, who was the eventual winner, beating Gina.


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Barbara Laird & Sue Dye for being selected to play in the European Senior Ladies Team Championship in the Netherlands September 3rd-5th

Charlotte Wild for gaining 3rd place in the Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay at Elm Park with the best third round score of 69. To view full result and Team Event placing click (here)

The Yorkshire Team who won the Northern Division Finals at Arcot Hall. Good luck in the Finals. Also, the Cheshire Team who were runners up. Well Done.

Rachael Goodall (Heswall GC) who won the Harper Salver, the Amateur Open Championship run by the Bristol & District Lady Golf Alliance, at Bath Golf Club on Sunday 15th June. She scored 74 gross in the morning and a magnificent 4 under par round of 70 in the afternoon giving her a total of 144. This gave her a 1 shot lead over local girl Hannah Barwood (Knowle GC)


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Charlotte Wild who together with Gloucester’s Charlotte Ellis has been picked to represent England in the Nations Cup at the Irish Open Strokeplay Championship at Elm Park from June 28-29.

Laura Jones who together with her Oklahoma City team mates won the NAIA National Championships. Laura was 2nd best player for her team and finished tied 9th out of 120 players.   Oklahoma City University

Abbie Cowlard who won the Division 2 Rose Spoon Competition in April with a magnificent Gross 78 Net 61.

Charlotte Wild & Kate Whitmore who have qualified for the knockout stages of the English Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Ganton. Charlotte played rounds of 76 & 78 to finish in 6th place and Kate, 78 & 80, took the 14th qualifying place.

Gina Brown for finishing 3rd in the girls’ event at the Fairhaven Trophy Tournament. She held the course record after the first round with a 1 under par 74 but was superseded by a fine final round of 5 under par by Alex Peters who took the title.

The Balearic Team in winning The Matthew Brown Cup for the second year. Full match results can be found in the Junior section.


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Sue Dye (Delamere Forest GC) who won the English Seniors Championship at Stoneham GC beating another Cheshire player Barbara Laird (Sandiway GC) 3/2 in the final.

Alana Vine for winning the Cheshire Seniors Championship at Runcorn GC

Charlotte Wild & Nicki Foster who won the Northern Ladies’ Close Amateur Foursomes at The Warrington GC on the 17th April. Charlotte of Mere GC, Cheshire, combined with Nicki from Accrington GC, Lancashire, to form a formidable pairing and beat the experienced players, Sue Warrington of Manchester GC & Christine Stokes of Clitheroe in the Final. (photo) 


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Joanne Morley who has been named, alongside Liselotte Neumann, by Alison Nicholas as assistant Captain for next years Solheim Cup in Illinois.

Overseas News:

Laura Jones has had a great start to the season. Representing Oklahoma City University, she has had two 4th finishes and a 6th in the first three tournaments of 2008. View further events and progress on the following link: -

Oklahoma City University

Natasha Podmore returns to action in 2008 after suffering from a wrist injury and surgery in 2007. With rounds of 72 & 75 in her first event, gaining her sixth place it is a very pleasing start to the season. View further events and progress on the following link: -

 University of San Francisco


Congratulations to:

Stephanie Farrar (Sandiway GC) who is studying at Stirling University, on receiving a R & A Bursary.


Junior Presentation was held at Portal Premier Golf Club on the 12th January 2007. Report & Pictures

Sandiway Golf Club venue for the County Championship 2008, has been voted ‘Most welcoming Clubhouse of the year 2007’ – an award organised by the trade magazine Clubhouse.

Stephanie Farrar is to join 5 other golfers from Scottish universities to compete on the Florida’s Orange Blossom Golf Tour this month. Update. Stephanie finished in 31st place at the Oceanside Country Club. Follow play in the Jones/Doherty Tournament from Coral Ridge Country Club See reports & scores

Carolyn Baker has been appointed as one of the non-executive directors of the new English Women’s Golf Association management board. Carolyn is a member at Bromborough Golf Club and has served on the Cheshire executive committee. For full report (EWGA News release)

Ruth Whitehead the is first chairman of the operational board of the new English Women’s Golf Association, which comes into being on January 1st 2008. The CCLGA wish her well in this key role. News Release



Last updated: Monday, 26-Jan-2009 03:27:40 GMT