Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association
Latest News 2009
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
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)
Law who is in the U18
England Squad & Charlotte Leathem who is in the Super Birdies
Dye who as part of the England team secured the Bronze Medal at
the European senior ladies team championship at Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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
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.
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.
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.
Wild who has been picked for England’s team for the Home
International matches at Irvine, Scotland from 9th-11th
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 &
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.
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.
Law who has been selected by EWGA for the annual U16 match
against Spain at Heswall GC on August 25th
Law for her 3rd place in the Bridget Jackson Bowl at
Handsworth GC with a two round total of 146.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jones who was runner-up in the Astor Salver at The Berkshire with
rounds of 67 & 72 (139).
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.
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.
Marron who won the Northern Vets Championship held at Brampton GC in
her first season as a senior.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Wild for a good performance at the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke
Play Championship. She finished 10th with rounds of 74,78, & 74.
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.
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.
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)
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
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)
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
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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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