Match Results (2nd Team)

Matches : Match Results (2nd Team)

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Thursday 8th August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Willesley Park Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM

REPORT 4

 

Thursday 8th August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Willesley Park Golf Club

 

This was our final match of the season against Nottinghamshire at Willesley Park Golf Club and the outcome of this match would determine the overall league winners. Based upon the previous match results, Leicestershire & Rutland needed to win by 4 points to qualify for the MIdlands North Regional Finals. It was going to be tough!

 

The course was in superb condition and the weather made for some very hot golfers. Hydration was the word of the day!

 

Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes and secured a 2-1 lead to set us up for the afternoon singles. Sally Lax (Market Harborough and Alison Smith (Rothley) won 2 up, Cath Arter (Rothley) and Fiona Sharman (Luffenham Heath) won 6&5, but Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) and Karen Bonser (Willesley) lost 2 down.

 

The afternoon singles matches were fiercely contested and could have gone in either county's favour. All of the ladies played some fantastic golf and, as always, showed a great team spirit throughout. Sally Lax and Fiona Sharman both took their matches to the 18th hole, but finished on the wrong side of a result, losing 2 down. Barbara Suffolk who had been struggling with a back injury also lost. Cath Arter won her match 4&3, Alison Smith won 3&2, and Karen Bonser also won 3&2. Unfortunately, we could only manage 3 points from the 6 available, which meant that despite the overall win, we just missed out on winning the league which was won by Nottinghamshire.

 

Overall result : Leicestershire & Rutland 5 - Nottinghamshire 4.

 

Good luck to Nottinghamshire in the Midlands North Regional Final at Walsall Golf Club on Monday 2nd September.

Created: 30-Aug-19 12:47

Thursday 1st August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshireshire at Luffenham Heath Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2ndTEAM

REPORT 3

 

Thursday 1st August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Luffenham Heath Golf Club

 

This was our first home match of the season against Lincolnshire in the return fixture at Luffenham Heath Golf Club. After losing our first two fixtures, we knew that a win was needed to keep us in contention for a place in the finals.

Once again we struck lucky with the weather. A beautiful sunny and very warm day welcomed us to Luffenham, and as always, the course was in excellent condition. Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes and went into the lunch break 3-0 up. Alison Smith (Rothley) and Clare Bailey (Birstall) won 3&2, Alison Horak (Ullesthorpe) and Sue Holwell (Lingdale) won 4&3, and our two juniors making their senior county debuts, Vicky Mayfield (Rothley) and Francesca Brimm (Glen Gorse) won 4&3.

 

The afternoon singles began with everyone in confident mood. All matches were all closely contested with half of them going to the 18th hole. Again, the youngsters led the way. Vicky Mayfield secured a half and Francesca Brimm won her match 3&1. The two Alisons - Smith and Horak  unfortunately lost their matches, but Clare Bailey and Karen Bonser (Willesley) went all the way to 18 to secure two half points.

 

This gave us our first win of the season with an overall result of Leicestershire & Rutland 5.5 - Lincolnshire 3.5.

 

 

Created: 30-Aug-19 12:14

Monday 15th July 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Stoke Rochford Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM

REPORT 2

 

Monday 15th July 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v LIncolnshire at Stoke Rochford Golf Club

 

This was our second away match of the season against Lincolnshire at Stoke Rochford Golf Club, and we were hopeful of an improved result from the previous week's result at Nottinghamshire. On arrival at Stoke Rochford, the sun was out and the temperature was already rising. It was going to be another hot one! The course was in great condition with fast, receptive greens, and we set out in the morning foursomes full of hope.

Sally Lax and Katie Underwood led the way, followed by Clare Bailey and Helen Perry, with Captain Sue Holwell and Karen Bonser bringing up the rear. Unfortunately, both Sally and Katie, and Clare and Helen lost, but Sue and Karen won, leaving us trailing 2-1 at the lunchtime break.

With everything still to play for, we set out in the afternoon singles full of confidence. All of the games were very close and with the increasing temperatures out on the course, everyone found the going very tough. Three of the matches went to the 18th and could have gone either way. Katie, Helen and Cath Arter didn't quite get the results, with Cath losing to a chip-in from the rough on the 17th. Clare and Sue managed to halve their matches, and Sally finished off in style on 18 by chipping in to win her match.

The overall result was a 6-3 win for Lincolnshire.

Thank you to all my players for playing, especially 1st Team Captain Cath for stepping in at the last minute.

Our next outing is on Thursday 1st August at Luffenham Heath Golf Club for the return fixture against Lincolnshire.

Created: 28-Jul-19 10:59

Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM

REPORT 1

 

Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club

 

Our first match of the season was away against Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club. The  weather was changeable throughout the day. Dry, cloudy and warm for the morning foursomes, followed by sun and an unexpected shower for the afternoon singles. The course was in great condition along with some tricky pin positions on very fast greens. You certainly didn't want to be putting downhill!

 

We had a mixed start in the opening morning foursomes matches. Alison Smith and Cath Arter lost, Alison Horak and Helen Perry lost, and Sue Holwell and Barbara Suffolk won on the 18th to leave Leicestershire & Rutland trailing 1-2 at the lunchtime break.

 

It was all to play for in the afternoon singles, however results didn't quite go our way. With some of the Nottinghamshire players playing on their home course, they made very formidable opponents, and unfortunately we couldn't quite come away with the points needed to secure victory. Our ladies fought right to the end, but with one win from Captain Sue Holwell, and two halves from County 1st team Captain Cath Arter, and Barbara Suffolk, the final result went Nottinghamshire's way and the final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 3 - Nottinghamshire 6.

 

All of the matches were played in good spirit, and despite the result, the girls are already looking for revenge at the return fixture on 8th August at Willesley Park Golf Club.

 

Sue Holwell

 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain

Created: 10-Jul-19 12:44

Midlands North 2nd Team Regional Final

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM REPORT

 

The Midlands North Regional Final 2018

 

Thursday 30th August 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Derbyshire at Rothley Golf Club

 

After a fantastic season the Leicestershire & Rutland Ladies County 2nd team won their division beating Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to secure a place in the Midlands North Regional Final against the reigning champions, Derbyshire. Not only had we qualified, we were also the host county and had the honour of organising the event at Rothley Park Golf Club on Thursday 30th August.

 

Prior to the event the L&RLCGA Committee, the ladies section and the club manager Danny Spillane at Rothley Park GC had worked extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything was in place and that the competition would run smoothly.

 

Both teams arrived at Rothley Park bright and early where we were greeted with a warm welcome from Caroline Simpson (L&RLCGA Competition Secretary and Rothley Park’s Lady Vice-Captain). The sun was shining and all the competitors were in high spirits, Rachel East and Janet Carlin the two captains exchanged their team lists and the morning foursomes were announced on the first tee by the Leicestershire & Rutland County President Moira Page. All Three matches swiftly got underway.

 

Once all three groups had reached the half-way house on the twelfth which was superbly managed on the day by the ladies’ section at Rothley. Suppling tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits for all the players, caddies, spectators and supporters. All of the matches were in Derbyshire’s favour, we were down in all three matches.

Clare Bailey and Katie Underwood (Birstall) finished first losing 6/5, Sue Holwell and Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) played some excellent golf but unfortunately lost on the 17th hole 2/1. Our last pairing of Karen Bonser (Willesley Park) and Rachel East (Cosby) had been 3 down standing on the 15th tee and they dug very deep and managed to sink some excellent long putts to keep the game alive, they won 15, won 16, halved 17 and won 18 to secure a halve.

After the morning session Leicestershire & Rutland scored 0.5 and Derbyshire scored 2.5.

 

We knew that we had a tough challenge ahead in the afternoon but we were all prepared for the fight back and to play our very best golf in the singles.

The team got off to a flying start, at the half way point in the afternoon it was a totally different story and Leicestershire & Rutland were up in nearly all of the singles matches, you could feel the positivity bussing across the course, we were very fortunate to be playing at home and therefore we had a tremendous amount of support behind our squad which was infectious. Match number one finished on the 17th, Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) won 3/1, closely followed by Olivia Barrs (Lingdale) who won 1up on the last. The scores were now even Leicestershire &Rutland 2.5 and Derbyshire 2.5. Match number three, Rachel East (Cosby) secured her win on the 17th winning 3/1, which took Leicestershire & Rutland into the lead for the first time. Match number four, Karen Bonser played some great golf but unfortunately lost on the 17th 3/1. Once again the scores were tied with two matches left on the course. Both matches were incredibly tight and the game was becoming increasingly more exciting, Katie Underwood was 1 down standing on the 16th tee and Sue Holwell was 1 up standing on the 16th tee, it could not have been any closer.

Sue Holwell fought hard over the last few holes and teed off on the 18th all square, both Sue and the Derbyshire lady Deb Egalefield had very tough putts on the last green, where the pin was in a difficult position, both players missed their putt and halved the hole so the match was still all square.

Katie Underwood had played some excellent golf over the last three holes, however she entered the last hole 1 down, however she made a regulation 5 which was enough to win the hole and get a half.

 

The final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 4.5 and Derbyshire 4.5. In the event of a tie the game is determine by the number of holes won and lost in each match. Unfortunately, we just missed out 7-11 to Derbyshire.

 

The whole day was fantastic, every match was played in good spirit, both teams were supportive of one another. Rothley Park Golf Club were superb hosts, the greens were in excellent condition, the food was delicious and well organised, the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the ladies section were invaluable. All of the players were united as a team, passionate and enthusiastic to the end.

 

A huge thank you to all of the people who came to support the final, it was lovely to see so much blue on the course. Thank you to Keith Jones our very knowledgeable referee, Peggy Remington our Midland North Representative, Caroline Simpson our competition secretary and Moira Page our County President for all your support and hard work behind the scenes.

 

 For results click here

 

Rachel East 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain 

Created: 20-Sep-18 08:08
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