The Club Championship was held at Birstall today and what a great day it was, not as warm as yesterday and a little windy but it stayed dry
Despite the wind and tricky greens there were some great scores not least by our President Moira Page who shot a gross 72 to won the Ellis Trophy. The Silver Shield was won by Lutterworth with a great score of 244 (gross) just beating Willesley Park (245). Beth Johnson of Longcliffe won the best Nett in the Silver division with 73 Nett.
The Handicap Shield went to Luffenham Heath who had an amazing score of 222 (nett). Runners up were Cosby with a Nett 235 just beating Kibworth on a back nine count. Jane Thorpe of Kibworth had a stunning round with a Nett 68 winning the Vincent Trophy. Drina Terzza of Meton Mowbray won the best gross score in the Bronze division with a gross 96 just beating Julie Jones of Cosby on a back nine count.
Thanks to everyone at Birstall for a lovely day and thanks to the Rothley Park ladies who once again supported the County Comps Team.
CSS was 74 and full results to follow.
Shield - Club Championships
The start sheet for the County Shield has now been uploaded onto the Website. Please note that we have tried where possible to accomodate all requests for tee times but as you can imagine with over 100 players this is not always possible. Any issues or changes to the start sheet please let me know.Caroline - County Comps Sec
2018 L&RLCGA County Championships - Day 3
The glorious hot and sunny conditions continued for the final day of the 2018 L&RLCGA County Championship at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club making it ideal for both players and spectators. Four players remained to contest the finals of the Championship and the Russell Trophy.
The Russell Trophy final was played over 18 holes – the finalists this year were Cath Arter (Rothley Park) and Kirsten Thorpe (Charnwood Forest). It was a close fought match throughout, neither player pulling ahead by more than 1 shot. The match went all the way to the 18th hole which Cath won to take the overall match 2 up. Congratulations to Cath on winning the Russell Trophy for the first time and to Kirsten for reaching the final and making it such a close match.
The Championship final was battled out over 36 holes – Caz Parkes-Walley (Lutterworth) and Ellie York (Hinckley) were our finalists today. Both players started exceptionally well, scoring 36 and 34 gross over the first nine holes (par 35). At the half way stage after 18 holes, Ellie was 1 hole up in a very close match. There was some stunning golf played, in particular some excellent approach shots into the green. The good golf continued into the second 18 holes and after 27 holes Caz had managed to go ahead by 2 shots. Caz managed to hold onto her lead over the next few holes and finally won the match on the 16th hole to become the L&RLCGA 2018 County Champion.
Some excellent golf has been played throughout the weekend, the weather has been uncharacteristically hot and sunny and all spectators have enjoyed following the progress of the golfers over the three days.
Congratulations to all our players and winners over this weekend, and particularly to Caz Parkes-Walley our 2018 Champion, on not only winning this Championship for the third time but also pulling off the double again by winning the Strokeplay Championship on Friday. Special congratulations also go to our Runner up Ellie York who scored the best gross score over 18 holes on Friday afternoon with a gross of 72 (Course par 71) playing off a handicap of 5.
Thank you to all supporters and to Kirby Muxloe Golf Club for their support and welcome throughout the weekend.
See 2018 Gallery for photographs of the weekend.
2018 L&RLCGA County Championships - Day 2
The weather has been uncharacteristically warm and sunny for the second day of the County Championships at Kirby Muxloe. There have been some very tight matches during the day and some excellent golf on display.
Sixteen players battled it out in the quarter-finals match play of both the County Championship and the Russell Trophy in the morning session. All of the matches were hard fought but in the end there were some convincing wins for some of the players.
Caz Parkes-Walley, Helen Lowe, Ellie York and Jo Morris came out on top in the Championship matches after the morning session and qualified for the semi- finals in the afternoon.
Tracy Bourne, Kirsten Thorpe, Cath Arter and Sally Jee won their matches in the morning to qualify for the semi-finals of the Russell Trophy in the afternoon.
Once again, the afternoon matches were hard fought with Caz Parkes-Walley and Ellie York qualifying for the 36-hole final tomorrow. The winning semi-finalists for the Russell Trophy are Cath Arter and Kirsten Thorpe.
The finals of both the Championship and the Russell Trophy are scheduled for tomorrow, the Championship will be competed over 36 holes, and the Russell Trophy over 18 holes.
The presentation of trophies to all of the winners will be made at close of play at around 5.00pm on Sunday.
Thank you to all supporters and friends who came out to support the players today.
2018 L&RLCGA County Championships - Day 1
The first day of the Leicestershire & Rutland County Championships took place today, Friday 4 May 2018 at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club. 28 ladies had entered the competition this year and took to the course in cloudy but pleasant conditions, more short sleeves than long.
All competitors played 36 holes stroke play to qualify for the knock out stages of this year's Championship. The top eight players qualify for the Championship quarter and semi-finals and the next eight qualify for the Russell Trophy quarter and semi-finals due to be played on Saturday 6 May.
Players found the course long and challenging but despite this there were some good scores returned in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
The best gross score of the day over the two rounds was 151 by Carolyn Parkes-Walley of Lutterworth Golf Club. The net prize went to Ellie York of Hinckley Golf Club with a gross score of 155 less 10 to give a net score of 145. Second net was Gemma Parkes-Walley of Lutterworth Golf Club with a gross score of 158 less 10 to give a net score of 148.
The eight qualifiers for the Championship match play are Carolyn Parkes-Walley, Jo Morris, Ellie York, Helen Lowe, Gemma Parkes-Walley, Karen Haynes, Olivia Barrs and Jo Mayfield.
The eight qualifiers for the Russell Trophy match play are Tracy Bourne, Tracey Bates, Cath Arter, Kirsten Thorpe, Imogen Huxley, Rachel East, Sally Jee and Sharon Statham.
A good day was had by all and we now look forward to the quarter and semi-finals of both the Championship and the Russell Trophy which take place tomorrow. All supporters are welcome.
Results of the first round can be seen under the County Championship tab.