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Goodyear Challenge Cup 2018 - Results

Well the day started with the previous winner arriving with a rather substantial wooden box and locked within was the amazing Goodyear Challenge Cup. I had heard the Trophy was something to behold and to honest it was! There are not too many Trophies that are transported around in a locked wooden box with instructions as to how it is to be assembled and a typed note giving its provenance!

The Trophy was donated to The Leicestershire Golf Club in 1897 with the proviso it was played for by the Ladies of Leicestershire & Rutland, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire and that has continued to be the tradition with the latest challenge taking place here in Leicestershire.

Ullesthorpe Golf Club were the host club this year and forty-two players from three Counties took on the challenge and fought their way around tricky greens and what I am told by the players a very tricky 18th Hole!  

Home advantage was taken with the Winner of the Goodyear Challenge for 2018 being Elaine Watkins of Ullesthorpe with a great Nett score of 69.

Best Scratch of the day went to Mary MacLaren of Wellingborough Golf Club with a great gross score of 76.

The remaining prizes went to:-

2nd Best Nett score – Maggie Turton – Ullesthorpe – Nett 71

3rd Best Nett score – Lema Townsend – Wellingborough – Nett 72

4th Best Nett score – Bethany Swain – Ullesthorpe – Nett 73 (back 9 count)

5th Best Nett score – Pauline Hurley – Elton Furze – Nett 73 (back 3 count)44

Nearest the pin one the 12th went to Sam Harding – Staverton Park

Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 17th went to Claire Howells  - Moor Hall

CSS for the day was 72

Thanks from the County Competitions team to the Lady Captain Helen Waterhouse, all the starters and ball spotters and to everyone else  at the Club who made for a very enjoyable day.

Full results can be found in the County Comps/County Social comps/Goodyear Trophy - please note that the results do not reflect the back 9/6/3 count

Created: 15-Aug-18 20:20

Flag50 season is a great success!!!

The final event took place at Lutterworth GC yesterday- many thanks to Dorothy and her ladies for all their help. 

All the girls who have taken part this year have done so very well!

The skills are amazing and the friendship and camaraderie are outstanding!! We have been joined by lots of newbies and now have another potential squad to take through to the Little Foxes coaching this year and next!! Next coaching session August 26 at Lutterworth with Zoe!

Thanks to Sue Bailey, Julie Hunt, Joy Draycott, Ben Peter & Helen Buckingham for all their help and support in running the other four locations! It is very much appreciated  We hope to do the same next year too!!

Also next year we want to add a 9 Hole Stableford Comp for girls to progress beyond the Flag50 . This will be run in conjunction with the 18 Hole Comp run for more experienced girls. The more playing opportunities we can offer the more fun the girls will have and the more their friendships will grow!!

A huge thank you to all parents who have been so brilliant and helpful all year! Not only do you provide an excellent taxi service but your help on the day is terrific!, Sincere thanks to you all.

There are still lots of 9 hole comps left for the girls to play in so get those entry forms in! 

The end of season Foxes Fiesta will be on Friday November 2 - venue to be confirmed  

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon! Happy golfing and get those handicaps down girls!!







Created: 14-Aug-18 12:01

Congratulations to L&RLCGA 2nd Team on reaching the 2018 Midland North Region Final

Please come and support the L&RLCGA 2nd Team at Rothley Park Golf Club in the Midlands North Region 2nd Team Final on Thursday 30th August  (9.30am and 2pm).


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Created: 12-Aug-18 20:03

Goodyear Challenge Cup

The start sheet for the 2018 Goodyear Challenge Cup is now available on the website. It can be found under the County Competitions tab - Social County Comps - Goodyear Challenge

We look forward to seieng you all at Ullesthorpe Golf Club on Weds 15th August 2018



Created: 04-Aug-18 10:53


What a hot and sunny day it was for the Girls' Champs on Sunday July 8th at Longcliffe GC!!

Eight girls went out in the 36 hole championship competition followed by another 5 who played in the 18 hole comp. Finally 11 of our younger girls played in the 9 hole competition too!!

It was so hot we had the buggy out delivering refreshments! A huge thanks goes to Longcliffe Ladies who kept everyone supplied with food and drink from the half-way house!!

Many congratulations to Olivia Barrs from Lingdale who won this year's Championship by one shot from Kirsten Thorpe from Charnwood Forest!! What a close run match!

Despite the hot weather and difficult course conditions there were some amazing scores - Olivia gross 157 - Kirsten 158 and a terrific Nett Champion win for Ruth Brooks of Kibworth with a gross 84/24 net 60!! Wow! Ruth now plays off 19.4! Well done to all of you.

Our Under 16 Champion is Victoria Mayfield, Rothley (83), Under 14 Champion Holly Waterfield, Lutterworth (86) and 9 Hole Champion Emily Gallacher, Cosby with 24 points in the stableford competition.. All the scores and results will be available shortly.

Well done to all the players on this really challenging day! You all did very well indeed - we're proud of you all!!  



Created: 16-Jul-18 15:25
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