A Centenary Rosebowl has been donated by past Captain Mrs Sue Day. This will be awarded to the winners of the Centenary Rosebowl Competition to be held on Thursday 30th August at Chorlton –cum-Hardy G.C. The format will be teams of three from the same club. The winning club will hold the Rosebowl for one year.
A special lunch was held for CCLGA members at Mere Golf and Country Club on Wednesday 21st March 2007.
“A Century of the Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association”. Orders for our special book to Hon Sec (see below)
There was an inaugural Centenary competition held at Styal G.C. on 28th April. Teams of three including one Junior played together. The competition was won by Sophie Sivister and her team from Wychwood Park G.C.
Message from County Captain
The Junior girls representing Cheshire in the Matthew Brown Cup were Laura Jones, (Junior Captain 2006) Hannah Davies, Jade Evans, Bronte Law, and Harriet Wilson. Together with the Cheshire boys Team led by Josh Sims, the standard of golf throughout was very impressive and I was particularly pleased in the manner the team conducted themselves on and off the course. Charlotte Wild (Junior Captain 2007) will lead the girls next year over the Mayday weekend.
Northern Counties match week was held at Eaglescliffe GC in Durham. Our team included, Stephanie Farrar, Caroline Marron, Kamilla Lawton, Laura Jones, Kate Whitmore, Charlotte Wild, Gina Brown & Laura Thomas, the late replacement for the injured Natasha Podmore. Cheshire gained wins from Durham 5˝/3˝, Northumberland 6˝/2˝ & Cumbria 2˝/˝ after the Friday singles were abandoned but lost to Yorkshire & Lancashire both 6/3. Yorkshire won the title for the 4th year running. Cheshire finished a very creditable third. Our thanks to Martin Wild for providing the team bags for the girls which helped to generate the team spirit which they displayed and I am very proud to be their Captain.
County Championship held at Wallasey G.C.
Championship Bowl Stephanie Farrar, Sandiway
Gladys Dobell Cup for runner-up. Laura Jones, Royal Liverpool Ladies.
Doris Brown Trophy for leading qualifier Kate Whitmore, Sandiway
Intermediate Championship Stephanie Farrar.
Millennium Scratch Trophy Stephanie Farrar.
Sir William Bailey Cup Kate Whitmore.
Junior Championship held at Portal Premier G.C. Won by Charlotte Wild, Mere G.C.
Runner-up Laura Jones, Royal Liverpool L. G.C.
Age 15 and under Scratch Trophy and age 13 and under Scratch Trophy Brontë Law, Bramhall G.C.
Handicap Trophy Jordan Whalley, Didsbury G.C.
Doris Chambers Salver held at Caldy G.C.
J Smith, Wilmslow G.C. Gross Prize to A. Torpey , Caldy G.C.
Westminster Shield (21-36 handicap) held at Eaton G.C. won by Eastham Lodge. Best net Mrs P Trevor, High Legh Park G.C.
County Quad Am-am at Romiley G.C. won by V. Bondi, H. Kelsall, M.Thompson , S Fearon (Frodsham) G.C.
Comboy Scratch Trophy held at Sandiway G.C. Won by Charlotte Wild, Mere G.C. Runner–up Hamer Salver Steph Farrar, Sandiway G.C.
Juniors In Menorca
The Matthew Brown Cup
The first match in what is expected to become a regular annual fixture between a Mixed Cheshire Junior Team and a representative Team from the Balearic Golf Foundation, was played at Son Parc Golf Club Menorca from the 25th to the 27th May. The event generously funded by Hugh Brown of Bramhall GC. In memory of his Grandson, Matthew, was considered to be a resounding success by all the parties involved. At the end of the day the Balearic Team held the edge with some excellent golf, supported to some extent perhaps by the complexities of the European Handicap System, Producing a final Match result of 24 to 14 for the Balearics, a well deserved victory which we are determined to reverse next year.
Following an invitation to attend a meeting at Warrington G.C. to hear Ruth Whitehead ELGA Vice Chairman speak about the proposed ELGA Rules Changes, we are pleased that Clubs have appointed Club Delegates who can be contacted and sent information. Views expressed at the meeting were sent to ELGA who will be sending the revised proposals to Clubs. Another meeting is planned for Mon 15th October. 7pm at Sandiway G.C.