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Summer Knockout Finals 2011

Champion of Champions

Champion of Champions
Evie Ing with the Champion of Champions trophy

The final was held on Sunday 18th September at Beaconsfield Golf Club between Christina Hancock from Buckingham Golf Club and Evie Ing from Aylesbury Park Golf Club.  We were lucky with the weather as it was a calm day and although it was quite cloudy, we only had one short rain shower.

Evie started well with a birdie on the first, the second was halved in par and then Evie got up and down from off the green on the third for another par to go two up.  The next three holes were halved in pars, with Christina playing very steady golf and Evie holing a couple of good putts for the half.  The pin position on the par 3 seventh was very tricky and the hole was halved in fours, then on the 8th Christina had another good par and Evie failed to get up and down from off the green, so back to one up in Evie’s favour.  Both players finished the front nine with a chance for birdie on the 9th, but both had to settle for par.

On the par 5 10th we thought Christina was going to square the match as she hit her 3rd shot quite close, and Evie’s chip ran on past the hole, but both players two putted for a half.  On the par 3 11th, Evie hit her tee shot to about 10 feet and won the hole with a par.  The 12th was halved in par and then on the 13th Evie hit a superb second shot to about 8 feet and won the hole.

As we walked back over the bridge to the 14th tee, nerves seemed to kick in for both players, as both the 14th and 15th were halved in bogey.  On the par 3 16th, Evie hit a great tee shot to about 15 foot, but Christina showed her nerve by getting her tee shot inside Evie.  Evie two putted for a par, so Christina was left with a 12 foot putt to win the hole and continue the match, which she failed to convert, so the match finished with a 3&2 win to Evie.

We had a good crowd watching the match - Margot Sharp (Buckingham Lady Captain), Cathy Armstrong (County Junior Organiser), Sandra Ing and one other lady from Buckingham, all came and supported the players.  Many thanks to Margaret Maisey who acted as scorer and presented the prizes along with Joan Murphy (Beaconsfield Lady Captain).

On behalf of BCLGA I would also like to thank Beaconsfield Golf Club for allowing courtesy of the course for this final.


Presentation of the Trophy
Evie Ing receiving the trophy from the Beaconsfield Lady Captain Joan Murphy

On behalf of BCLGA I would also like to thank Beaconsfield Golf Club for allowing courtesy of the course for this final.

For full results of the competition:-  Click Here

Janet Beal
(Joint Competitions Secretary)

 

Challenge Cup Final 2011

The Finalists and Caddies with the County President
The Challenge Cup finalists with their caddies and County President

The final was held on Sunday 23rd October on the Rosebery course at Mentmore Golf Club between Carolyn Howell from Woburn and Andrea Vanner from Gerrards Cross.  The weather was warm and sunny, but with a strong wind.  Carolyn was giving 9 shots to Andrea.

Margaret Maisey was the match referee.  There was a good gallery, including Carolyn McKewan, Mentmore Lady Captain, and several supporters from both Woburn and Gerrards Cross.  It was a lovely day for watching golf, and the views from the course were spectacular.

The crowd looking into the sun
The crowd looking into the sun and enjoying the views

Carolyn won the first hole with a par and then was giving a shot on the par 5 second hole.  Both players reached the green in 3, but Andrea had a tricky putt in the windy conditions and only managed a half.  On the par 3 third, Carolyn hit a superb tee shot to about six feet from the pin and Andrea went into a bunker and eventually concede the hole.  On the fourth hole, Carolyn drove in to a bunker and Andrea into the rough, and both players reached the green in 3 and halved the hole.  On the fifth hole, both players hit excellent tee shots and halved the hole with pars.

Andrea was then receiving shots on the next five holes. On the sixth, which is a right hand dogleg, both players went right off the tee and were slightly blocked by trees, so neither player could get on the green in two.  Andrea won this hole with a nett par.  On the seventh, Andrea won the hole a nett birdie.  On the par 3 eighth, Andrea’s tee shot went into the front bunker and Carolyn’s tee shot was long and again Andrea’s shot came into play as she won the hole with a nett par.  On the par 5 ninth, both players hit two good shots and were close together on the fairway.  Andrea hit a good third shot onto the back left of the green and Carolyn tried to get close to the front right pin, but just caught the slope and went into the water, so Andrea won the hole.

The spectators then visited the halfway hut for refreshments, as the players carried on.  The tenth hole was won by Andrea with her shot to go three up.  On the eleventh, which was downwind, Andrea was on the green in two, but Carolyn’s second shot went over the green and she was unable to get up and down, so Andrea won another hole to go four up.

Carolyn Howell and her caddy
Caroly Howell and her caddy

The twelfth was another shot hole for Andrea, and was also downwind.  Andrea drove into a bunker, played a great shot out, but then put her third shot over the back of the green.  Carolyn played a good tee shot, but caught the front greenside bunker with her second shot and the hole was halved.  On the par 3 thirteenth, Andrea tee shot was in the bunker and Carolyn hit a superb shot to about 12 feet from the pin.  Andrea played a good bunker shot, but Carolyn holed her putt for a birdie and a win.

The fourteenth is an uphill par 5, and was into the wind, which by this time was very strong.  Andrea was receiving a shot.  Carolyn hit a superb drive and Andrea’s drive rolled off into the rough and she was unable to advance the ball very far.  Carolyn’s second shot and Andrea’s third were both down the right hand side of the hole, and as the crowd approached the balls, we heard a distant ‘fore right’ and a ball flew over Margaret’s head.  Fortunately no-one was hit, and once we continued play, Carolyn hit a super shot onto the green and won the hole with a par.

The fifteenth is a short par 4, this time down wind, and both players hit their second shots over the green and the hole was halved in bogey.  The sixteenth is a par 3, and both players hit bunkers off the tee and yet again the hole was halved in bogey.

Andrea was now two up and receiving a shot on the par 5 seventeenth, again into the teeth of the wind.  Carolyn hit another great drive down the middle, and Andrea’s drive caught the left hand bunker.  Andrea hit a good bunker shot and both players were similar distance from the green in nett two.  Andrea’s fourth shot came up short of the green, but she played a great chip to about six feet.  Carolyn was on the green in three but on the wrong level, and played a superb putt which seemed to run over hole and just went a tricky distance past.  Andrea missed her putt to win the match, but then Carolyn just lipped out, so the match went to Andrea 2 & 1.

The County President
The County Captain acting as the match referee

Thank you to Margaret Maisey for refereeing the match, to Sue Lee for coming to see us off and also to Carolyn McKewan for coming to watch.  Also thanks to all the supporters who came along from both clubs, who made the final a great event. On behalf of BCLGA I would also like to thank Mentmore Golf Club for allowing courtesy of the course for this final.

The Challenge Cup Winner and her caddy
Andrea Vanner, Challenge Cup winner with her caddy

For full results of the competition:-  Click Here

Janet Beal
(Joint Competitions Secretary)

 

Rose Bowl Final

Presentation of the Rose Bowl
Margaret Maisey, County President, with the finalists:-
Sally Harborne and winner (right) Anne Worby

The final was held on Monday 19th September at Beaconsfield Golf Club between Anne Worby from Stoke Park Golf Club and Sally Harbourne from Whiteleaf.  We were lucky with the weather as it was dry with sunny spells, but with a moderate wind.  Both players are off 25 handicap, so there were no shots given or received.

On the first hole, Sally got into trouble off the tee, and eventually conceded the hole.  The second was halved and then Sally won the 3rd to level the match.  On the par 5 4th, Anne holed a long putt for birdie and a win, and then continued her excellent play by hitting her tee shot on the par 3 5th to about 4 feet (which impressed the four men who let us through on the hole).  On the par 5 6th, Sally unfortunately got into some of the very thick rough that awaits any slightly offline shots, whereas Anne played three lovely shots onto the fringe of the green and won the hole to go three up.  The par 3 7th was halved and then Anne continued to play some excellent golf to win the par 4 8th (stroke index 1) with a bogey and the par 4 9th with a par to go five up at the turn.

After the turn the match was much closer and the next four holes went to Sally and Anne alternately.   Sally won the 10th with a bogey, Anne won the 11th with a bogey, and then Sally won the 12th with a bogey and Anne the 13th with an excellent bogey after driving into a fairway bunker, to go five up with five to play.

On the 500 yard par 5 14th, Sally played a superb chip and holed the putt for a par and a win, so we carried on to the par 4 15th, where Sally’s drive missed the fairway and Anne yet again drove straight down the middle.  Sally had to chip out onto the fairway, and Anne missed the green with her second shot, so both players were on the green in three but neither was able to convert their first putt, so the hole was halved in bogey, resulting in a 4&3 win to Anne.

Many thanks to Margaret Maisey and Joan Murphy (Beaconsfield Lady Captain) who came and watched the match and also presented the prizes, and to Sue Lee who acted as scorer.

On behalf of BCLGA I would also like to thank Beaconsfield Golf Club for allowing courtesy of the course for this final.

For full results of the competition:-  Click Here

Janet Beal
(Joint Competitions Secretary)

 

Summer Greensomes Final

The Winners with their Lady Captain
The Summer Greensomes finalists with their Lady Captain:
- above the winners, below the runners-up

The Runners-up with their Lady Captain

The sun shone throughout the Greensomes Final at Gerrards Cross on Thursday 22nd September.  The course looked beautiful and Ayala Wilkinson and Gill Cunningham (The Lambourne Club) and Jo Wells and Angela French (Ellesborough) rose to the occasion and played a match worthy of the Final. 

Ayala and Gill won the first, the next few holes were halved and Jo and Angela had a series of hole wins from the 6th to reach the turn 3 up.  Ayala and Gill fought back squaring the match on the par 3 13th.  The 14th was the second of the two shot holes, which Jo and Angela won, as they did the 15th. 

Gill’s tee shot onto the 16th was excellent and the match was back to 1 with two to play. Angela chipped onto the 17th leaving Jo a tricky sliding putt for par which she sank and sealed victory, 2&1.

The Ellesborough crowd at the final green
The Ellesborough crowd at the final green

The Lady Captains from both Clubs and the County President Margaret Maisey were amongst the members from all three Clubs to follow the Final.   Thanks go to Sue Lee who refereed and Janet Beal, who was unable to be there on the day, for her hard work in the smooth running of the competition since the entries started to come in.  The Trophy was awarded to the winners and vouchers, also to the runners up and the beaten semi-finalists, Sue Caley and Jo Harrison (Wavendon) and Catriona Porter and Jane Kirkaldy (Gerrards Cross).

The winners at the prize-giving The runners-up at the prize-giving
At the presentation:- the winners from Ellesborough and runners-up from Lambourne

For full results of the competition:-  Click Here

Sue McKeon
(Joint Competitions Secretary)