Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association


Latest News 2009

                                                                                                            

Cheshire News:

October        

Congratulations to

Gemma Clews who won the girls section of the Joanne Morley Junior Competition at Sale GC (Full Report & Pictures)

Charlotte Wild (Mere GC) who stands in 8th Position in the Final Order of Merit Table and is part of the 10 strong EWGA Performance Squad.

Caroline Marron (Bromborough GC) who has become the first Lady to win a prize in the Liverpool Alliance since it opened its events to female golfers. Together with club colleague Jamie Guy they won the am-am section with 45points at Vicars Cross.

Gail Hegarty (Chorlton-cum-Hardy GC) who won the Manchester & District Mixed Alliance Hancock Trophy at Sale GC with Chorlton Professional David Valentine. They are the first ever pair to win both Mixed Foursomes Trophies in the same calendar year.  Cath Rawthore (Sale GC) won the am-am with husband Mo

Natasha Podmore who posted a runner-up showing for the Dons (University of San Francisco) at the 2009 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a 3 round total of 220 (72,76,72) four over par.

All Prize Winners at the Junior Presentation for 2009. Jade Evans, Junior Captain, ran the annual junior presentation at Portal, where Adrian Hill, presented the prizes. Certificates were awarded to girls who have attained their first handicap and to those who have reduced during the year. Trophies were awarded to the successful team who represented Cheshire in Menorca, Bronte Law, Charlotte Leathem, Gemma Clews, Abbie Cowlard & Poppy Finlay. The Team was announced for next years match. Charlotte Leathem, Gemma Clews , and Poppy Finlay will again represent the CCLGA together with Flossie Logan & Emily Andrew. Mollie Heatherington won the Cheshire Rabbit for her performance at the Rabbits Day at Chirk. Catherine Bedford, Emily Andrew, Georgina Sudderick & Erin Kirkby were presented with photos of the Jamboree as a memento of their team performance which included Fiona Statham & Rayhannah Saboonaz. Abbie Cowlard achieved a single figure Handicap of 9 this year. The prize for the best match player for 2009 was shared between Gemma Clews & Poppy Finlay. They both equalled the most matches won representing the county junior team.  Catherine Roberts won the most improved golfer in the Bronze division and Bronte Law won again, the prestigious cup, presented by Judy Statham, for the most improved golfer of 2009. Gemma Clews was again runner-up. Finally flowers were presented to Barbara Baird with thanks for a successful first year in office. Jade Evans will continue as Junior Captain for a further year to bring the new date for the Presentation in line. (photo) The new competition running before the Annual Presentation was a great success. 32 girls entered. In First place with 23 points were Emily Andrew & Raleigh. Closely followed by Emma Graham & Rachel Wood on 21points. In third place was Catherine Bedford & Abbie Goodyer on a cpo from Sophie Blackwell & Sana Ahmed. (photo)

September    

Congratulations to

Bronte Law  who is in the U18 England Squad & Charlotte Leathem who is in the Super Birdies North Squad.

Sue Dye who as part of the England team secured the Bronze Medal at the European senior ladies team championship at Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

August

Congratulations to:-

Charlotte Wild who won the Birkdale Scratch Cup by a single shot (159) from Corisande Lee & Nikki Foster. Kelly Tidy was a further shot back. Catherine Rawthore who was the first round leader (73) finished fifth on 163.

Bronte Law who, with a 4 round total of 297 (76,72,70,79), topped the North of England Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Heswall, 4shots ahead of home player Oliver Carr. She won the U14 girls, U16 girls & the overall (boys & girls) Championship. A clean sweep!! Magnificent achievement. (photo)

England Team who beat Spain 9 to 3 in the U16 international, an annual mixed played at Heswall. Bronte Law who was part of the team, is in first place of the girls after the first round of the North of England Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, which follows the international, with a first round of 76.

Bronte Law who has won the Northern Girls Championship at Moortown with a two round total of 147, 4 shots ahead of the field. She is now playing off a +1 Handicap- a great achievement (photo). Emma Goddard was runner up for the Chaiman’s Trophy (over 15, under 18) with a total score gross of 153.

Charlotte Wild who has been picked for England’s team for the Home International matches at Irvine, Scotland from 9th-11th September

Charlotte Wild who is the 2009 English Women’s Open Stroke play Champion with her rounds of 76,72,72, &71. She also took the U21 & U23 titles. Bronte Law, the youngest player in the field, won the U18 title with rounds of 76,74,73 & 76.

July

Congratulations to:-

Bronte Law who, after leading in rounds one & two, finished 4th on 236 only two shots behind the winner in the English Girls U15 at The Wiltshire G & CC. The Championship was played in very difficult conditions and had to be reduced to 54holes due to a weather delay.

Bronte Law who was runner up in the English Schools U16 Championship at Northamptonshire County GC with a 3 under par two round total of 143.

Bronte Law who has been selected by EWGA for the annual U16 match against Spain at Heswall GC on August 25th

Bronte Law for her 3rd place in the Bridget Jackson Bowl at Handsworth GC with a two round total of 146.

Rachael Goodall who is the Northern Ladies Champion after success in the Championship draw at Workington GC & Bronte Law who won the Millennium Bowl as winner of the second flight knockout draw.

Charlotte Wild who is the leading qualifier in the Northern Ladies Close Championship at Workington GC, Cumbria, with a two round total of 139. Championship Matchplay starts 8th July.

June

Congratulations to:-

Sue Dye & Luci Foster who go into the third round of the Senior Women’s English Close Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Royal Ashdown Golf Club lying in first place in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ flight respectively after rounds of 80,78 for Sue & 81,88 for Luci. Caroline Marron and Barbara Laird join Sue in the A flight third round with scores of 87,77 & 83,83.

Charlotte Wild who survived the play-offs, carding a birdie on the second hole to qualify for the Matchplay stage of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Royal St David’s GC. She plays Camilla Lennarth from Sweden, seeded 3, in the first round.

Laura Jones who was runner-up in the Astor Salver at The Berkshire with rounds of 67 & 72 (139).

May

Congratulations to:-

Bronte Law who won the individual girl’s prize at the North of England Schools Championship at Sleaford GC Lincs. with rounds of 75,73. Charlotte Leathem & Gemma Clews together with Bronte won the team prize with rounds of 82,76 & 74, 80 respectively. Abbie Cowlard also reduced her handicap with rounds of 79,80.  A superb performance from all the girls.

Emma Goddard (Vale Royal Millennium GC) who won the under 21 prize in the Faldo series UK Championship at West Lancs GC and qualifies for the Faldo series Grand Final in Brazil later in the year.

Caroline Marron who won the Northern Vets Championship held at Brampton GC in her first season as a senior.

Charlotte Wild who won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale Golf Club. Her two rounds of 72 & 74 over the Old & New Course respectively, were 4 shots ahead of the field. Charlotte has been named as a non-travelling reserve for the European Ladies team Championship at Bled, Slovenia on the 7th-11th July. Kate Whitmore took the one-round prize of the best score of 71 over the New Course.

Charlotte Wild who has been selected for the International team to play in the Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay Championship at Douglas Golf Club on the 20th & 22nd June and also for the team to play in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews Links 30th & 31st May. She currently stands in position 8 in the order of merit, closely followed by Kate Whitmore at 12th.

Kate Whitmore, Natalie Lowe & Charlotte Wild who all qualified for the Matchplay of the English Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Lindrick Golf Club. In difficult windy conditions their two round totals were 158,159 & 162 respectively. Update:- Natalie lost in the first round to Tracey Boyes, Kate lost in the 2nd round to Tara Watters and Charlotte reached the quarter finals but lost to Emma Brown.

Rachael Goodall who together with professional Sandeep Grewal (Heswall) won the Nelson Cup for the second year in succession. Their score of 68 won on countback of the last three holes from Jody Addison (Royal Liverpool) and Kate Whitmore (Sandiway)

Cheshire Girls & Boys Team who have won the Matthew Brown Cup against the Balearic Team at Son Parc Golf Club, Menorca at the third attempt, by 22 games to 16.

April

Congratulations to:-

Charlotte Wild for a good performance at the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship. She finished 10th with rounds of 74,78, & 74.

Sue Dye & Sheila McKinnon for their performances in the Matchplay at the Seniors Close Amateur at Hunstanton GC. Sue got knocked out in the quarter finals of the A flight by the eventual winner Christine Quinn at the third extra hole and Sheila lost in the finals of the B flight to Nickie Clarke.

The County Team to represent Cheshire at County Match Week at Heswall GC in June. Those selected are as follows:- County Champion K Whitmore, O Briggs, G Brown, S Farrar, R Goodall, B Law, N Lowe, N Podmore, & C Wild. Non-travelling reserves are:- C Fry, E Goddard & L Jones.

Sheila McKinnon & Sharon Hunt (Royal Liverpool Ladies GC) for reaching the finals of the Northern Women’s Close Amateur Foursomes at Formby Ladies GC being beaten on the 19th by Elaine Clarke & Karen Clayton (Manchester GC)

Bronte Law (Bramall GC) who won the under 14 scratch prize in the SLGA under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship. She came 5th in the overall competition and as a member of the ENGLAND 2 team won the Team Trophy

Gail Hegarty (Chorlton Cum Hardy GC) who together with the club professional David Valentine won the prestigious White Trophy, a Manchester Alliance Pro-Am & Am-Am (photo)

March

Congratulations to:-

Natasha Podmore who has won her first USF career tournament victory in the Oregon Duck Invitational at the Shadow Hills Country Club. She was the only player in the field to have two rounds of par or better and with scores of 71, 72, & 75 helped her team (U of San Francisco) to top the team leader board.

Bronte Law who has been selected for the EWGA squad to play in the Scottish U16 open Strokeplay Championship at Craigielaw on April 9 & 10

February

Follow links for news of Natasha Podmore (Link) and to sign up for the EWGA Newsletter to read special Player profile on Bronte Law (Link) in this months issue.

January

Congratulations to:-

Bronte Law who won the Andalucian European Junior Open played on Alcaideasa and Finca Courtesin golf course where the Volvo matchplay will be played this year and not only played the course but shot the course record, which was 1 under par. She finished 8 shots infront of 2nd place Jaime-Leigh Voss and 14 shots infront of 3rd place Lesley Atkins. (Photo)

All Prize Winners at the Junior Presentation for 2008. Rachael Goodall ran the annual junior presentation at Portal, where Beryl Page, Past Captain and past ‘Jam’ was guest speaker and presented the prizes. Certificates were awarded to girls who have attained their first handicap and to those who have reduced during the year. Trophies were awarded to the  team who represented Cheshire in Menorca, Claire Fry, Zoe Evans, Imogen Wilson, Abbie Cowlard & Kellie Paxton. Junior Colours were awarded to Fraya Rowlands, Abbie Cowlard, Charlotte Leatham, Flossie Logan, Poppy Finlay & Georgina Sudderick. Emma Graham won the Cheshire Rabbit for her performance at the Rabbits Day at Chirk. Flossie Logan, Poppy Finlay, Helen Joynson, Emma Graham, Lexi Garnett & Georgina Sudderick were presented with photos of the Jamboree. 2 Girls achieved a single figure Handicap in the year, Charlotte Leatham down to 7 and Gemma Clews down to 8, who also had a hole in one. The prize for the best match player of 2008 was awarded to Abbie Cowlard who won the most matches representing the county junior team. Flossie Logan won the most improved golfer in the Bronze division and Bronte Law won the prestigious cup, presented by Judy Statham, for the most improved golfer of 2008. Gemma Clews was runner-up. Finally flowers were presented to Margaret Walker with thanks for all her past work for the Juniors and best wishes in her ‘retirement’. (Photos)

Lauren Drake, a member of Bidston Golf Club, has been selected to become an ambassador on the Golf Ambassadors Programme launched by Buckinghamshire New University in Partnership with the Berks Bucks and Oxon Partnership. We wish her well in this appointment and success in her studies.

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