End of season Presentation night is a real celebration!
It was Thursday Nov 1st at Lutterworth and over 70 girls, parents, friends and club reps gathered to celebrate another great season of girl’s golf in L&R!!
All the major trophies and awards of the year were presented to the winners, ranging from County Champions to Little Foxes graduating from their first coaching programme.
In the County Junior Championships Olivia Barrs took the honours with new Captain Kirsten Thorpe as runner up! Our under 16 & under 14 champions were Vicky Mayfield and Holly Waterfield and 9 hole champ was Emily Gallacher! Ruth Brooks was our Nett Champion!
The 4 Counties Champs held at The Leicestershire saw our girls excel again! Overall winner was Emily Wolverson and Best Gross was Eleanor Parkinson! Laura Hallam won the Alice Watson trophy and winners of the Flag50 series were Lucy Wheeler & Emily Wolverson! Our Most Improved players were Eleanor Parkinson, Hannah Garner Stevens and Elexis Brown!
We said goodbye and thanks to outgoing Captain Claire Keogh and welcome and good luck to new Captain Kirsten who in turn announced her new Vice Captain Vicky Mayfield. It was goodbye and thanks also to Team Manager Jane Horwood and welcome to new team member Lyndsey Wheeler of Lutterworth!
What a great night it was! Such a wonderful turn out and loads of pics to capture the moments - all to be found in the Junior Gallery 2018.
Here’s hoping you all have a really happy holiday season and we look forward to having more fun and games together in the New Year!!
L&RGU Girls Order of Merit 2018
Many Congratulations to Francesca Brimm of Glen Gorse who has had a really successful playing season!
Not only has she cut her handicap to 11 this season but has been awarded the Girls Order of Merit 2018!!
Well done Francesca! Well deserved!!
Baxter Trophy 2018 Semi Finals and Final
The semi-final and final rounds of the Baxter Trophy were played at Lutterworth Golf Club on Sunday 21 October. After a delayed start due to early morning mist we have been fortunate to have a lovely sunny autumn day. As expected some fabulous golf was played in both of the semi-final matches.
The first match was hard fought between Lutterworth Golf Club and Willesley Park Golf Club. Willesley Park eventually won this match 7 and 5 and qualified for the afternoon's final.
The second match was between Glen Gorse Golf Club and a team from Cosby Golf Club. This match was also hard fought, the end result was much closer than the first match with Cosby winning 2 and 1 and also qualifying for the final.
The afternoon final was therefore contested between Willesley Park Golf Club and Cosby Golf Club. Following on from the morning’s play, some more quality golf was on display in the afternoon. Neither team pulled significantly ahead during the match and by the end of the 16th hole the match was still all square. Cosby played the 17th hole well to pull one ahead but Willesley managed to birdie the 18th hole to bring the match back to all square. The match continued to a sudden death playoff commencing on the first hole. It took 3 extra holes to separate the teams with Cosby Golf Club finally coming out on top to become the Baxter Trophy winners for 2018.
Congratulations to all of the teams who reached the semi-finals and final of the Baxter Trophy this year and particular congratulation to the winners, Cosby Golf Club. 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
Willesley Park – Jo Morris and Clayton Turner
Glen Gorse – Moira Page and Martin Anderson
Lutterworth – Gemma Parkes-Walley and Charles Ray
Full results of the competition can be viewed under the County Competitions tab.
Baxter Trophy 2018 Qualifying Round
The qualifying round of the Baxter Trophy took place at Lutterworth Golf Club on Sunday 7th October. 41 teams from 21 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, including a number that required a certain amount of count back calculation to separate them and determine the placings. In the end the four qualifiers for the matchplay semi finals and finals, due to be held in two weeks time at Lutterworth Golf Club are as follows:
Charles Ray and Gemma Parkes-Walley - Lutterworth - Gross 75 (on count back)
Martin Anderson and Moira Page - Glen Gorse - Gross 75
John Fairbrother and Rachel East - Cosby - Gross 77 (on count back)
Clayton Turner and Jo Morris - Willesley Park - Gross 77
Best Gross prize went to Charles Ray and Gemma Parkes-Walley of Lutterworth (on count back) with a gross score of 75
1st nett prize went to Lee Wenlock and Helen Milner of Market Harborough with a gross of 81-10.5 = 70.5 nett
2nd nett prize went to Matt Reeves and Sally Sparrow of Ullesthorpe with a gross of 79-8 = 71 (on count back)
Thank you to all at Lutterworth 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 21st October at Lutterworth Golf Club - all supporters welcome.
4 Counties Girls Championships Challenge
Sunday September 16th was the date set for the annual 4 Counties Championships Challenge at The Leicestershire GC.
We hosted a field of 60 young players and their family members - and 28 of them were Foxes!! This full field included girls with handicaps from 3 to 54- embracing all girls who wanted to play.
In the 18 Hole championship event, 41 girls played their hearts out and some excellent scores were achieved.
The team prizes were taken by Lincolnshire- Scratch, Nottinghamshire - Nett and Lincolnshire again for the Gross award.
Well done to all the girls who had been nominated in the county teams!!
In the 9 Hole handicap event Megan White from Cosby was runner up and in the competition for non handicappers, Sophie Fletcher of Lutterworth was the winner with Ella Cunningham of Kilworth as runner up.
But for the Foxes the best was yet to come!,
Best gross of the day was won by our superstar Eleanor Parkinson of Willesley Park who shot 76 gross at TLGC - no mean feat- she’s 11 and played off 10! She now plays off 8!! Incidentally, she has just been offered a place in the England Golf Under 18 coaching squad!! Well deserved!!
And finally, the 4 Counties Trophy for the overall winner went to Emily Wolverson of Kibworth who shot a net 65 off her 36 handicap. Another 11 year old with great talent and a great future in her golf . And her first major competition!!
It was truly inspirational to see so many young girls playing golf!
How proud we all were of all these talented young golfers, but naturally especially for our Foxes!!