2019 Baxter Trophy Final
The semi-final and final rounds of the Baxter Trophy were played today at Hinckley Golf Club on Sunday 20 October. The weather was relatively kind after several days of rain, there was some sunshine in the morning followed by a slightly dull and overcast afternoon. As expected there was some fabulous golf played in both of the semi-final matches.
Both semi-final matches were hard fought. The first match was between Cosby Golf Club and Hinckley Golf Club with Cosby eventually winning the match 3 and 2 and qualifying for the afternoon's final.
The second match was between Luffenham Heath and Rothley Park. Luffenham Heath won this match 4 and 3 and also qualified for the final.
The afternoon final was therefore contested between Luffenham Heath Golf Club and Cosby Golf Club. Following on from the morning’s play, some more quality golf was on display in the afternoon.
Both teams were playing well but Cosby, the defending champions, managed to establish a strong position at the turn being 5 holes ahead. They maintained this lead closing out the game on the 14th hole and winning the match and the Baxter Trophy 5 and 4.
Congratulations to all of the teams who reached the semi-finals and final of the Baxter Trophy this year and particular congratulations to the winners, Cosby Golf Club on winning this trophy for the second year running. Thank you to all of the supporters who turned out to cheer on their respective teams during the day and contributed to making it a special day.
The teams were represented by the following players:
Cosby – Rachel East and John Fairbrother
Luffenham Heath – Karen Haynes and David Smith
Hinckley – Ellie York and Chris Brook
Rothley Park – Jo Mayfield and Nick Preedy
Full results of the competition can be viewed under the County Competitions tab.
Junior Presentation Evening
Beedles Lake Golf Club
Thurs 7th November 2019 at 7pm.
2019 Baxter Trophy Qualifying Round
The qualifying round of the Baxter Trophy took place at Hinckley Golf Club on Sunday 6th October. 36 teams from 18 Clubs entered the competition this year. It was a lovely sunny autumn day for the players and a welcome change from the rain of the previous day. There were some good scores returned despite some wet greens. In the end the four qualifiers for the match play semi- finals and finals, due to be held in two weeks’ time at Hinckley Golf Club are as follows:
Chris Brook and Ellie York - Hinckley - Gross 76
Nick Preedy and Jo Mayfield – Rothley Park - Gross 77
David Smith and Karen Haynes – Luffenham Heath - Gross 79 (on count back)
John Fairbrother and Rachel East - Cosby - Gross 79
Best Gross prize went to Chris Brook and Ellie York of Hinckley Golf Club with a gross score of 76
1st nett prize went to Steve Dodman and Donna Canning of Beedles Lake with a gross of 81 - 8.5 = nett 72.5
2nd nett prize went to Nick Preedy and Jo Mayfield of Rothley Park with a gross of 77- 3.5
= nett 73.5
Thank you to all at Hinckley Golf Club who helped to make this event a great success and to all of the supporters who walked the course with their teams.
The semi-finals commence at 9.30am on Sunday 20th October at Hinckley Golf Club - all supporters welcome.
Baxter Trophy Start Sheet
Baxter Trophy Start sheet - Sunday Oct 6th 2019.
COACHING WEEKEND FOR JUNIOR TEAM PLAYERS -
It was time for our trip to Woodhall Spa - and yes the forecast was rain again!!
Pro Katie Tebbet from Rothley joined Anita, Jo, Sue & the girls for two short game coaching sessions on Saturday & Sunday morning on the brilliant short game area along with a visit to the driving range for a variety of longer shot practice.
We were very lucky with the weather both mornings but both afternoons playing the challenging Hotchkin course was made even more challenging by tropical rain storms!!
Undaunted, the girls took it all in their stride and "enjoyed" their foursomes on Saturday and the AmAm on Sunday!!
The team spirit was high! All the girls were mutually supportive, learnt a lot and had some fun along the way!!
They represented the County and themselves extremely well! Well done all!! Very proud of you!!
See gallery for pics