Firstly well done to our 2016 County Champion, Thalia Kirby from Stoke Park who retained the title, in a replay of last year’s final against Alice Kozlowski from Ellesborough. The Dukes course at Woburn played host to the County Championships from 6th to 8th May, the weekend when the fantastic weather was far better than in the Algarve! The course was in splendid condition and the golf in the match play was outstanding. There were birdies aplenty, holes halved in eagle and even an albatross!
The Taster Day for the “Girls Golf Rocks” campaign took place on 30th April at the 5 venues - Abbey Hill, Aylesbury Park, Gerrards Cross, The Buckinghamshire and Wexham Park. It was a great success with good numbers attending each venue, ranging from complete beginners to girls who had received some coaching previously. The girls are then able to continue with 4 or 5 sessions of follow-on coaching, culminating in a 9 hole competition.
Our next big event is the Summer Meeting, which is being held at The Lamborne Club on Thursday 9th June. It will be a three ball alliance competition, the same format as last year's sell-out event at Woburn. There are still places available and so the closing date has been extended to Thursday 26th May to give the opportunity for more teams to enter.
Preparations are now well under way for County Week, which for many of you will be very close, at Temple Golf Club in Berkshire. We have a very strong squad of players and we are hoping that we might qualify again for the County Finals in September. All the match details and times are on the website in the “County Week 2016” section. Do please try and come to support the team, or offer your services as a caddie. Just remember to wear something red.
With best wishes to you all for good golf in the summer months ahead,