Archive News 2012


17 December 2012
Emily Taylor wins her Ladies' European Tour CardEmily
Emily Taylor (Hillside) has easily won one of the 30 hard fought for cards for the 2013 LET season by finishing 2nd equal in the Final Qualifying at the Lalla Aicha Tour School played in Marrakech, Morocco. The Card gives her full playing rights for their 2013 tournaments.
To do this she played 4 rounds of golf in the Pre-Qualifying last week and and now another 5 consecutive rounds - every single one of them under par.
Final Scores ...

ISM website ...

28 November 2012

LLCGA 2012 Annual General Meeting

The Lancashire Ladies' County Golf Association Annual General Meeting took place today at Wellington Park, Church Road, Leyland.badgeMrs Jane McMunn (Lancaster) was elected as County Captain for 2013.
Mrs Jennifer Fallows (Manchester) will be the Vice Captain.
Miss Jo Billing (Royal Birkdale) has taken over as County Junior Organiser from Mrs Linda Marr (Fleetwood) and Miss Barbara Whiting (Manchester) has replaced Mrs Chris Stokes (Clitheroe) as LLCGA Representative on Northern England Golf. 

       winners Stage view 
          Team and individual Trophy winners         County members

09 December 2012
Lancashire players at LET Pre-Qualifying in Morocco
ETEmily Taylor's final round of 66, ensured that she finished first in Field A of the LET Pre-Qualifying being played atAmelkis Marrakech Golf Club, Morocco. Her total of 271,17 under par was 5 shots ahead of her nearest rival.
Kelly Tidy finished in 12= place with a total of 283,5 under par.
Jessica Rigby, based in Germany and Kirsty Fisher in Portugal, were not in the top 45 players from each Field who qualify 
KTto go forward (with Emily and Kelly) to the Final Stage over the same courses from 13-17 December.
The top 30 and ties at the end of nine days of competition earn playing rights on the Ladies European Tour in 2013.

01 November 2012
Emily Taylor wins England Golf's 2012 Order of Merit
After an outstanding season Emily Taylor (Hillside) has finished at the top of England Golf's Order of Merit, with Kelly Tidy, now a professional, in 3rd place.
Points are awarded for all finishing positions down to 20th in stroke play events and the last 16 in match play. Each event is classified according to the quality of the field and a weighting multiple is applied to the points awarded. County team match results are awarded fixed points. The Order of Merit keeps a connection between the elite golfer and the county golfer.
England Golf Order of Merit ... 


30 October 2012
Kelly Tidy makes her professional debut

KellyKelly Tidy had to wait for 2 days to make her professional debut in the LET Access Tour Crete Ladies' Open. Rain and high winds forced the event to be cut from 54 to 18 holes. Kelly's score of 75 (+4) left her tied 32nd.

25 October 2012Daily Tel
Emily Taylor wins Daily Telegraph Junior Championship
WinnerEmily Taylor (Hillside) has won the 54 holes Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, at Close House GC, by 3 shots from Samantha Giles (St Melion). 
Emily was the Sponsor's choice for this event and adds this to her 2012 English Girls' and Irish Open titles.
Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) finished in 6th place with 3 consistent rounds.
Photo Gallery 

24 October 2012

Lancashire juniors in England Golf Training SquadsEG
Nine Lancashire junior players have been selected for the 2012/2013 England Golf Training (North) Squads.
The training days go from November through to next June and take pace at Sandburn + Rudding Park in Yorkshire and Formby Hall in Lancashire where Jane Forrest will return as an England Coach.
Details ...

23 October 2012
Lora Fairclough appointed LLCGA head coach
LoraLora Fairclough has been appointed LLCGA's head coach. She will be working with Jane Forrest, Alison Gray Karen Heywood (all past members of the Lancashire Girls' Golf Association) and Sarah Walton, Assistant Professional at Lytham Green Drive GC, with Lancashire's top squads and up and coming young players.
Since retiring from an outstanding amateur career followed by many successful years on the LET Tour Lora has been making her name as a golf coach at the Chilli Dip Academy, Blackrod, Chorley. 
Read more ...

23 October 2012
Emily Taylor joins International Sports ManagementEmily
Emily Taylor, current England Girls' and Irish Open Champion is to be represented by ISM. She will go to the Ladies' European Tour Qualifying School at Marrakesh GC in December.
The ISM Managing Director, Andrew "Chubby" Chandler, whose company looks after many of the world's top golfers and some cricketers, was Lancashire Amateur Champion in 1973 before turning professional in 1974 and playing on the European Tour for 15 years before turning to sports management.
Read more ...

14 October 2012
England Golf is just the job for GemmaEngland Golf
Gemma Hunter, Lancashire Junior Champion in 1999 and a past Lady Captain of Breightment GC, has started her new job as a Club Services Executive at England Golf's headquarters, based at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
"It is a bit of a dream job and I am looking forward to being part of of the future of England Golf" said Gemma.
13 October 2012Rachel
Rachel Connor in final LPGA Qualifying Stage
Professional golfer Rachel Connor from Manchester GC has won a place in the final LPGA Qualifying Stage to be played at Daytona Beach, Florida, from 28 November to 02 December. Top finishers in this 90 hole event will earn 2013 LPGA membership and all others who make the cut after 72 holes will receive Symetra Tour status.
Rachel achieved this by finishing tied 12th in the Qualifying Stage 2 with a 72 hole total of 286 (-2) in a field of 155 players from all over the golfing world.
Read more ...

08 October 2012Cumbria
Lancashire just lose to Cumbria 
A young Lancashire team lost a closely fought friendly match against a Cumbria team at Carlisle GC by 7 matches to 5.
Although Lancashire were a point ahead after the morning Foursomes Cumbria came out strongly in the afternoon and had the advantage in the Singles.
Results ... 

05 October 2012Bronze
Shaw Hill win LLCGA Bronze Shield
Shaw Hill Golf Club won the LLCGA Bronze Shield beating Rochdale Spinners by 3 matches to 2 in a close Final at Formby Ladies' Golf Club. This was the third attempt at playing this match due to the recent heavy rain.
The Bronze Shield was presented to Lancashire in 2004 by Mr Stanley Stokes also of Shaw Hill Golf Club.
Details ...

05 October 2012
Kelly Tidy turns Professional
Kelly Tidy has announced that she has now become a professional golfer and will begin her career by playing in the next two LET Access events in Crete and Valencia before travelling to Morocco to try and get a full Ladies European Tour card at the qualifying school in December. 
Kelly, 20, has been playing golf for 15 years having started with the Lancashire Girls and progressing through to International level.
Good Luck Kelly!

04 October 2012
Lancashire Union retain the Manning PlateFormby
The Lancashire Union Executive narrowly beat the LLCGA Executive Team by three and a half matches to two and a half in the annual match played this year at Forrmby Ladies' GC. Torrential rain forced the matches to leave the course after 10 holes with the results taken as the matches stood. 
Captain's Report ...
Results ...

04 October 2012
Heysham girls win England Golf National Skills Titlesskills
Heysham Golf Club's Megan Cullen and Bethany Fletcher were crowned Champions when they each won their Age Group in the England Golf National Skills Championship held at Woodhall Spa.
Megan won the Tour Girls' 15-17 title and Bethany won the Rookie Girls' 9-11. 
This is Megan's second win as she won the younger age group last  year.
Blackpool Park Golf Club also had 2 competitors in the Rookie Girls' 8 years and under
England Golf Report ...

photo courtesy of (image @ John Thomson) 

30 September 2012
Emily Taylor is England's best again
Emily Taylor's 1 under par round was the best England score again as they finished in 13th place in thETe World Team Championship being played in Turkey. She was the highest placed British player. 

The England Team Captain is Lancashire's Lynn Booth. 
England Golf report ...

25 September 2012
Sponsor's invite for Emily Taylor 

ETEmily Taylor (Hillside) has been give a Sponsor's invitation to play in the Daily Telegraph "YoungEHGolfer of the Year" 54 hole Final at Close House GC, Northumberland from 22-25 October. 
She will compete against 8 other top class girls that include Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) who won her place with her first round score in the English Girls' Under 15s Championship at Delamere GC in July.

Read more ... 

21 September 2012 
ballLancashire beat Essex to finish second in County Finalsscoreboard
Lancashire beat Essex by 5-5 matches to 3.5.  Both Counties won 24 matches but Essex take the title as they have one more halved match and one less match lost.
County Finals results and photographs ...


17 September 2012

logoInterclub Handicap & Bronze FinalsThe finals were held today at Huyton & Prescott GC for both the Interclub Handicap and Bronze teams. The winners of the Handicap Trophy were Fishwick Hall GC with a total score of 229 (best 3 nett scores from 4 players to count). The Bronze Trophy was won by Hurlston Hall GC with a total stableford score of 88 (best 3 stableford scores from 4 players to count.)

CSS for the day was 73 reduction only.
Full results of the Interclub Handicap Trophy
Full results of the Interclub Bronze Trophy

11 September 2012  
Rita Towler + Dot Scholes win England Golf Ping Fourball 
Harwood's Rita Towler and Dorothy Scholes became the 2012 England Golf Ping Fourball Betterball Champions when Pingthey won the Grand Final at Gainsborough GC.
Having come through the initial entry of 15,500 women from 750 clubs they beat the other 59 finalist couples with a score of 41 points.                 Photo Image@ Leaderboard Photography
Read more ...  


11 September 2012 

FrancesSmithFrances Smith Trophy 

The Frances Smith Trophy played at Clitheroe GC was won for Grange Park GC by Bernie Marsh with a score of 73 (one under par). She won on a card play off from Formby Ladies GC (Susan Mo) and Stonyhurst Park GC (Val Fairless). CSS was 76.  

Profile of Frances "Bunty" Smith ...  

Raffle for Junior Golfers
JackieSThank you to all those who contributed to the raffle on the day that raised £210. This money will be used to introduce more girls into playing golf and it is a fitting tribute to Frances Smith who was the founder of the Lancashire Girls Golf Association in 1974.

September 2012 Hindley Hall
Hindley Hall win Handicap Shield
Hindley Hall GC won the LLCGA Handicap Shield, played at Wilpshire Gc, when they beat Rochdale in the Final. In the morning semi-final matches Hindley Hall beat Fishwick Hall and Rochdale defeated Pleasington. 
Results ...  

09 September 2012 
Sarah Cousins and Ian Hunter win againHunters
Sarah Cousins and her Father, Ian Hunter (Silverdale) won the Fathers and Daughters 27 hole tournament for the second year running at Tadmarton Heath GC, Oxfordshire.  


 05 September 2012
Lancashire Championship returns to Royal Lytham
The 2013 Lancashire Ladies' Championship will be played at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC from 26 - 28 May.
The County Team will travel to Bishop Auckland for the North Region County Match Week from 17 - 21 June.
LLCGA Fixtures 2013 ... 

06 September 2012
Hollie Vizard wins Royal Birkdale Scratch TrophyRoyal Birkdale
17 year old Hollie Vizard (Pleasington) won the 2012 Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy with sub par rounds of 74 and 70. Her first round left her 2 shots behind the leaders but she overtook them with a superb afternoon score in the warm and sunny conditions.
Other Lancashire prizewinners included Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) and Alicia Stebbings (Wilpshire).
Results ...                                                                        Photo: Janette Smart 

06 September 2012 
England win the Home Internationals 

NikkiEmilyKelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) and Emily Taylor (Hillside) both played twice in the hard fought "decider" against Wales that ended as a halved match.
England's superior matches total gave them the title.
Results ... 

05 September 2012 
Shaw Hill and Rochdale Spinners go through to Bronze Shield Final
PenworthamShaw Hill GC with play Rochdale Golf Club's Spinners Team in the Final of the LLCGA Bronze Shield at Penwortham GC on 12 September. 
In the Semi-Final matches Shaw Hill beat Eccleston Park 4-1 and Rochdale Spinners beat Harwood GC 3-2. 

 03 September 2012

Lancashire B team lose to Yorkshire B B team
The Lancashire B team lost by 7 matches to 5 in the annual match held this year at Brough, near Hull. Although Lancashire were slightly ahead after the morning foursomes Yorkshire came back strongly in the singles matches.
Match Results ...
Read More ...

 31 August 2012
Pleasington retain Scratch Shield
Pleasington retained the LLCGA Scratch Shield at Bolton Old Links GC when they beat Formby Ladies' by 3 matches to 2 in an exciting Final.

winnersIn the Semi Finals Pleasington beat Royal Birkdale by 4 matches to 1 and Formby Ladies' defeated Royal Lytham and St Annes by 3 - 2.

Match Results ... 

30 August 2012
2012 Scott Leggatt Foursomes Trophy
The re-arranged Scott Leggatt Foursomes Final due to be played on Wednesday 29 August at Leyland  Golf Club had to be cancelled due to the heavy morning rain that resulted in the course having to be closed for the day.

roseThe County would like to aplogise for any inconvenience caused as we are aware several players had travelled some distance and others had taken time off from their work.
Due to operational difficulties in re-arranging once again the Final will not take place this year.
We hope that the finalists appreciate and understand the reasons for our decision.

County Captain, County President and the LLCGA Executive Committee. 

30 August 2012
More England Honours for Emily Taylor

EmilyEmily Taylor (Hillside) is one of the 3 top England teenagers that make up the England Ladies' team for the Espirito Santo Trophy, the World Championship to be played at the Gloria Golf Club, Turkey from 27 - 30 September.
England Golf Report ...  


27 August 2012

EmilyEmily leads the way in Ricoh British Open pre-qualifying
Emily Taylor (Hillside) was the leading player in the Richoh Women's British Open pre-qualifying round at The Berkshire GC with a sparkling 67, 5 under par, in windy conditions.The next round will be played at Caldy GC on 10 September, just 4 days before the Championship starts at Royal Liverpool when most of the leading professional golfers from America and Britain will be competing.
Results ... 

24 August 2012  
High finish for Kelly and Emily in British Stroke Play
Two fine rounds of 71 gave Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) a 3rd place finish in the British Stroke Play Championship at Shandon Park, Belfast, with Emily Taylor (Hillside), 18s Trophy winner,finishing in 4th place .
England team Captain, Emily and fellow Curtis Cup player Bronte Law won the Taunton Team Trophy for England. 
LGU Scoreboard ...  

 22 August 2012

LancaLady Derby winnershire County Handicap Tournament(Lady Derby Trophy)
The Finals of the Lady Derby were played at Rossendale GC on 21+22 August.


Ailsa Pemberton (Royal Lytham GC) beat Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links)  by 4&3.
Ailsa Pemberton (Royal Lytham) beat Kate Ainsworth (Pleasington) by 2 holes.
Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) beat Louisa Brunt (Ashton-Under-Lyne) by 1 hole.
Results ... 
Photo Gallery ... 

23 August 2012 
Lancashire team for EWGA County Finals 2012
East DevonThe Team selected for County Finals Week at East Devon Golf Club from 17-21 September will be led by the Champion, Catherine Roberts. The ten players include three new "caps", Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) and Hollie Vizard (Pleasington).
Emma Clegg (Clitheroe) and Brogan Townend (Pleasington) are unavailable as they are currently at university in America.
Full details ...     

16 August 2012

Emily joins Kelly in England team for Home InternationalsEmily
England Girls' Champion Emily Taylor (Hillside) already a junior England international has been selected along with Curtis Cup player and English Champion Kelly Tidy (Royal Birdale) for the England team at the Home Internationals to be played for 4-6 September at Cork GC, Ireland. 


 16 August 2012
Chris and Amelia bow out of Strathtyrum Tournament

St Andres

Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) lost to Ann Ramsay (Kirriemmuir) in the quarter finals of the Strathtyrum Scratch Tournament at St Andrews.
Chris Appleby (Preston) lost in the round before to Nicole Shaw (Wanstead) who also beat Penwortham's Gillian Roscoe. 
15 August 2012



Hollie Muse wins Northern Girls' Championship Under 14s Trophy

rainnorthern girlsIn the rain affected Northern Girls' Championship at Bromborough GC Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) won the Under 14s Trophy, presented by the Liverpool Society of Lady Past Captains.Her round included her first hole in one at the 6th hole.Eloise Healey, also from West Lancashire, was runner-up in the Kilburn Trophy for girls aged 14-16 and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) took a gross prize.The competition had to be reduced to one round when the course was flooded.  

15 August 2012
LLCGA Handicap and Bronze Interclub Team Trophy Finalslogo

The LLCGA Handicap and Bronze Interclub Team Trophy Finals will be played on Monday 17 September at Huyton & Prescot Golf Club.
Click on link below for starting times and information for the day. 
Interclub Finals Information ...  

13 August 2012
Bolton + Crompton & Royton qualify for Bronze Inter-club Final
 Bolton GC won the rearranged Bronze Inter-club South East Qualifer played at Ellesmere GC with 96 points. Crompton & Royton GC were second with 92 points.
Both these clubs go forward to the Final on Monday 17 September at Huyton & Prescot GC.
Results ... 

11 August 2012
Captain Emily in Nations Cup for British Stroke Play Championship
Emily Taylor (Hillside) has been chosen to be the playing captain of the England team for the Nations Cup in the British Ladies' Stroke Play Championship from 22-24 August at Shandon Park GC, Belfast. The other 2 members of the team are Bronte Law (Bramhall) and Charley Hull (Woburn). 

England selection for Eloise and Sophie
Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) have been selected to play for England Under 16s in the annual match against Spain preceding the North of England U16s Championship at Pannal GC, Yorkshire), from 22-24 August in which they are also part of the England Squad.

10 August 2012 
Mixed Fortunes for Lancashire teams

B TeamPlaying at Bramhall GC, Cheshire, the Lancashire B team beat the Cheshire B team by 12 matches to 0 .  Having got off to a winning start with the morning foursomes they took all the singles matches in the afternoon. 
B team match results ...U16s

Lancashire Under 16s junior team went down by 6 matches to 1 at Accrington GC with Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) being the point winner for Lancashire.
Under 16s match results.

09 August 2012Emily
3rd place finish for Emily in English Open Stroke Play
Emily Taylor (Hillside) finished in 3rd place the English Open Stroke Play at Little Aston GC after today's rounds of 72 and 74 for a total of 296.  

Final Scoreboard ... 

08 August 2012
Lancashire finish 3rd in Junior Jamboree
Lancashire's young players finished third in the Northern Girls' Jamboree at the City of Newcastle GC.

JamboreeRoseAll players have to be aged under 18 and have a handicap of no less than 15.
In the stableford competition Chloe Marsh (Bury), Thiri Naing (West Lancashire), Sarah Nuttall (Royal Birkdale) all scored above par with other players Mina McQuhae (Hesketh), Lauren Green (Grange Park) and Christine Larkin (Silverdale) close behind.

After today's inter-county matches Cheshire finished as the winners with Durham second.

 07 August 2012.
LLCGA County Handicap Tournament

The qualifying round for the Lady Derby Challenge Trophy and President's Prize was played at Accrington GC.

 In spite of the heavy morning rain Rozel Crompton (Rossendale) and Pat Caple (Accrington) returned under par scores to lead the 16 qualifiers for the match play stages to be played at Rossendale GC on 21 + 22 August.
Sue Warrington (Manchester) is the only past holder of the trophy among the qualifiers.  2011 winner and County Champion Catherine Roberts (Pleasington) just failed to be in the top 16 that includes the England Under 13s Champion Holly Muse (West Lancashire).
The CSS was 73, SS 71.
Match Play Finals Draw ... 
Scores ... 

 07 August 2012
More England Junior Honours for Brogan

BTBrogan Townend (Pleasington) has been selected as one of the 3 members of the England Team at the British Girls' Championship to be played at Tenby GC next week.
Brogan is currently playing for the winning England team in the Girls' Home Internationals at Radyr GC, Cardiff.
England Website ... 



05 August 2012
LLCGA Frances Smith Trophy
The 2012 Frances Smith Trophy will be played at Clitheroe GC on Tuesday 11 September.
Club Secretaries are reminded that the name of the representative from their club should be submitted by Wednesday 08 August to Mrs Judith Harrison, LLCGA East Representative.
Click here for Entry Form.

Frances Smith was one of Lancashire's greatest golfers and the trophy was donated by Dr and Mrs Benstead from Royal Birkdale after her untimely death in 1978 when she was President of ELGA, later to become EWGA. 
Read more ...  

02 August 2012
Emily Taylor and Hollie Muse wins English Girls' Championships


Emily Taylor (Hillside) won the English Girls' Close Championship with a final round of accurate golfU13sand wonderful putting. Her score of 66, 6 under par saw her overtake Megan McLaren, the 3rd round leader, to win by 4 shots. She finished in fine style with a birdie 2 on the short 18th at Sandiway GC.

Emily is the first Lancashire winner since Lora Fairclough, in 1985,who now coaches her.
England Golf Report ...
Photo Gallery ...

At Delamere Forest GC Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) won the Under 13s Championship by two shots after a tough fight with Samantha Fuller (Roehamption).
     DT qualifier          England Golf Report ...

Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) finished 4th in the Under 15s Championship and wins a place at the Daily Telegraph Young Golfer of the Year Finals with her first round score.  Alicia Stebbings (Wilpshire) won the Nett Aggregate Prize.              

                                                                        Photos by LLCGA website and Geoff Garnett

20 July 2012
LLCGA Scott Leggatt Foursomes
The rearranged date for the County Scott Leggatt Foursomes Final is Wednesday 29 August at Leyland Golf Club.


All today's competitors will be notified this week by Email to the contact address given at their Divisional Finals (either the Club Ladies' Secretary or their own).
If any player does not receive this information by the weekend please click here to contact LLCGA Competition Organiser Mrs Lindsey Cooper.

28 July 2012
Lancashire B team beat Welsh Northern Counties
In the annual match played this year at Childwall GC a Lancashire B team beat the Welsh Northern Counties team by 7.5 matches to 4.5. Ahead by 3 matches to 1 after the morning foursomes the Lancashire players were given a much tougher afternoon with some close singles matches.


Match Results ...

20 July 2012
Brogan loses + Hollie wins in EWGA Northern Women's Championship FMillenniuminals

BTBrogan Townend (Pleasington) beat Sophie Powell (Manchester) at the 19th hole in the Northern Women's Championship semi-final at Hexham GC but found Curtis Cup player Bronte Law from Cheshire too strong for her in the Final.
Northern Championshiop Match Play Results ...

Hollie Vizard (Pleasington) beat Yorkshire's Hannah Holden by 2&1 to win the Millennium Trophy (Flight 2) Final. 
Millennium Trophy Results ..
Photo Gallery ...
Photos by Paul Brunt

19 July 2012
Emily and Laura at the Road to the Openroad to the open
Emily Shea (Fairhaven) and Laura Howarth (Turton) can be found at the Open Championship working for Golf England's Road to the Open to encourage more people of all ages to take up golf.

17 July 2012
More international honours for Kelly TidyKT
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) is one of two players selected to represent England in the International European Ladies' Amateur Championship from 25 - 28 July in Slovenia.

11 July 2012 
Results from East, NW + SW Inter-club Bronze Team qualifierslogo

The East Division Inter-club Bronze Team qualifier was played at Darwen Golf Club today. Stonyhurst Park with 88 points and home club Darwen, with 87, qualified for the County Final at Huyton and Prescot GC on Monday 17 September. The CSS was 75. Reductions only.
Full Results ...

Knott End The North West Division Inter-club Bronze Team qualifier was played at Knott End GC on Monday 09 July.
Royal Lytham & St Annes and Bentham Golf Clubs both had 114 stableford points and will go forward to the County Final at Huyton and Prescot GC on Monday 17 September.
The CSS was 71.
Full results ...

The South West Division Inter-club Team qualifier was played at Widnes GC on Monday 09 July. 
Home Club Widnes with 91 points and Hurlston Hall with 81 points will go forward to the County Final at Huyton and Prescot GC on Monday 17 September.  The CSS was 73. Reductions Only. logo
Full results ... 

The Interclub Bronze Team Trophy qualifying round has been rearranged for 13 August at Ellesmere GC.
Starting Sheet ...

10 July 2012
IOM ChampEmma Harris wins 5th successive Isle of Man Championship
16 year old Emma Harris (Peel), 2011 Lancashire Ladies' Champion, won her 5th successive Isle of Man Ladies' Championship at Rowany GC when she beat Ramsey's Jane Gaines by 12&10.

Read more ...

08 July 2012
WinnerSophie Lamb is Lancashire Junior Champion
14 year old Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) is the 2012 Lancashire Junior Champion. At Formby Ladies' GC her scor
e of 74+72-146 gross gave her a 2 shot victory over 12 year old Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) with Hollie Vizard (Pleasington) in 3rd place a further shot behind.Emily Shea (Fairhaven) won the Nett Aggregate prize and Elizabeth Stebbings (Wilpshire) is the Daily Telegraph Young Golfer of the Year qualifier. 1st Round CSS 72 2nd Round CSS 73.The subsididiary 18 hole Stableford Competitions winner was Thiri Naing (West Lancashire) with 39 points).

Championship prize winners ...

07 July 2012
England Women's Mid Amateur Open Championship 
WetherbyThe weather improved to allow the English Women's Mid Amateur Open Championship to be concluded with 36 holes of stroke play today at Wetherby GC.
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) in equal 5th place on level par was the best placed Lancashire player.
England Golf Report ...

04 July 2012Schools Winners
Lancashire Schools Championship
Hollie Vizard won the Lancashire Schools Girls' Gross Trophy for the second year running with a 3 under par 71. Roanne Tomlinson took the Nett Trophy. Sophie Lamb + Elizabeth Stebbings won the Team Trophy for Westholme School, Blackburn.
The 2012 Championship was played at Pleasington GC.

03 July 2012
North West Scott Leggatt Divisional FinalNorth West
The North West Scott Leggatt Divisional Final was played today at Shaw Hill Golf and Country Club. The winners were Fishwick Hall's Cath Devereux playing with her daughter, Rosie.
14 couples will go forward to the County Final on 18 July at Leyland GC, they include another two mother and daughter pairings.
Results ...

02 July 2012
Davyhulme Park players win Fourball Team competition4ball

Jenny Page, Anne Hibbert, Carole Brady and Sandra King from the host club Davyhulme Park won the LLCGA Fourball Team competition with 83 points.
Manchester Golf Club's Elaine Clark, Jennifer Fallows, Sue Warrington and Barbara Whiting were second with 80 points, followed by Joyce Ryder, Fran Dewkes, Barbara Redford and Ann Barker from Swinton Park GC with 77 points.

01 July 2012
OlivPleasington Putteria's Winning way in Pleasington Putter
Olivia Winning (Rotherham) won the 31st Pleasington Putter with her birdie 4 at the first extra hole in the sudden death play-off when she beat Welsh International Becky Harries (Haverfordwest).
They had tied on a 36 hole total of level par 148.
Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), one shot behind took the third prize.
Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) won the Nett Aggregate Prize with a 5 below par score of 143.
CSS 1st round: 77 CSS 2nd round: 75.
Gross results...
Prize winners ...

28 June 2012
Kelly Tidy loses to Perinne in British Amateur Championship Match KTPlay
In her bid to reach the quarter finals of the British Championship Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), 2010 British Champion, lost by 4/2 to Perinne Delacour, one of France's top players. In wet conditions Kelly was all square after 9 holes before Perrine edged ahead and never lost the lead.

27 June 2012
PleasInter Clubington retain the Inter Club Scratch Trophy
Pleasington GC retained the Inter Club Scratch Trophy at Formby Ladies' GC with a score of 215 (Best 3 out of 4 scores to count).
Their team of County Champion Catherine Roberts, Brogan Townend, Hollie Vizard and Jeanette Williams won by 17 shots from West Lancashire GC.
Catherine Roberts 69 gross was the best individual score of the day.
The CSS was 74. 
Results ...

25 June 2012HC winners
Sophie, Heide and Katy win again at Hart Common
The prize winners in the No Handicap players competition had a familiar ring in the 3rd LGGA 2012 9 hole competition at Hart Common GC when Sophie Wood, Heide Wellman and Katy Burgin finished in exactly the same order as they did in the last competition.
Carina Teirney was the winner of the Club Handicap players competition.
The next competition will be held on Sunday 22 July and all girls without a Congu handicap are welcome.

25 June 2012
LancTeamashire Junior Team narrowly beaten by Cheshire
A Lancashire Junior Team just lost a closely fought match against the Cheshire Junior team by 4.5 matches to 3.5 at Caldy GC with 5 of the 8 matches finishing on the 18th hole.
Results and photos ...

21 June 2012
Victoria Bithell wins Elsie Corlett Summer MeetingElsie Corlett
Home player Victoria Bithell, aged 15, won the Elsie Corlett Summer Meeting and Salver played at Haydock Park GC when she edged out 13 year old Katie-Jane Stanley (Manchester) on a card play off. Both girls had a 2 under par score of 70 nett.
Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) was the Gross prize winner with 74.
The Bronze Division Prize Winners were Lindsay Cooper and Sally Ward both from Royal Lytham & St Annes GC.
The CSS was 73. 

21 JuneEmily 2012
Emily Taylor for England in European Girls' Championships
Emily Taylor (Hillside) is one of the 6 girls selected by England Golf for the European Girls' Championships to be played at St Leon-Rot, Germany from 10-14 July.Brogan

Brogan Townend selected for England Girls' team
Brogan Townend (Pleasington) retains her place in the England team for the Girls' Home Internationals to be played from 07-09 August at Radyr GC, South Wales.

England Golf website ...

21 June 2012
District Champions 2012Hilary
HelenHelen Braddock (Bolton Old Links) won her 7th Bolton Golf Association Ladies' Championship when she beat Grainne Pendlebury (Bolton) in a repeat of last year's Final.
Helen was County Captain in 2006 and is a Lancashire Selector.
The BGA Seniors Championship winner was Hilary Hibbert (Turton) who defeated Rita Towler (Harwood) who had beaten her in the 2011 Final.Bury

Amelia Taylor won the Bury and District Ladies' Championship for the first time when she beat Hollie Vizard, a previous double winner of the title.
Amelia and Hollie are both aged 17. They started their golf in Lancashire Girls' Golf Association 9 hole competitons at Hart Common GC.

19 June 2012
Lancashire's opponents at the County Finals decided 
LancashirNorthern Champions 12e will represent the Northern Counties at the EWGA County Finals at East Devon GC fEast Devonrom 17 - 21 September.
The title holders Lincolnshire and Gloucestershire have also qualified for the Finals again as have Essex and Surrey. The sixth team will come from the Midlands South group that are playing this week.

Read more on England Golf website ...
Results + Photo Gallery on County Match Week 2012 page ...

17 June 2012
PleasingtonThe Pleasington Putter
The Pleasington Putter, Lancashire's second 36 hole open scratch competition, will be held on Sunday 01 July at Pleasington GC.
As there has been an entry of 75 for a maximum of 60 players The Putter Organiser, Mrs Janette Smart, had to ballot out on 5.0.
Starting Sheet ...      

10 June 2012KTCurtisCupKelly
Kelly Tidy helps GB&I to Curtis Cup Victory

Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) won the important top Singles match on the last day of the Curtis Cup at Nairn GC. Her 2&1 win against Austin Ernst levelled the total points and inspired the rest of the team to win the Singles matches by 5 points to 3 and a final result of 10.5 - 9.5 to regain the trophy, last won in 1996, in a thrilling finish.
Kelly was 3 down after 6 holes, all square after 9 and ahead for the first time after the 16th. A birdie at the 17th gave her the match.
Kelly won 3 of her 4 matches and narrowly lost the first one on the 18th.
Read more on LGU website ...  

06 June 2012
EWGA Senior Women's Northern Regional TournamentClitheroe

The EWGA Senior Women's Northern Regional Tournament will be held at Clitheroe GC on 5 + 6 September 2012.
More details and Entry Form ...

05 June 2012
Lancashire's 36 hole Open CompetitionsPGC

Lancashire's second 36 hole open scratch competition, the Pleasington Putter, will be held on Sunday 01 July at Pleasington GC, near Blackburn. 
R BirkdaleThe 2012 Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy will be played this year on Thursday 06 September.
Entry Form ... 

07 June 2012Walmersley
Scott Leggatt East Divisional Final

The Scott Leggatt East Divisional Final was held today at Walmersley GC. 
The County Final will be played at Leyland GC on 18 July.
Results ... 

07 June 2012Fairfield
Scott Leggatt South East Divisional Final

The Scott Leggatt South East Divisional Final was held today at Fairfield Golf & Sailing Club.  
The County Final will be played at Leyland GC on 18 July.
Results ... 

07 June 2012Houghwood
Scott Leggatt South West B Divisional Final

The Scott Leggatt South West B Divisional Final was held today at Houghwood GC.  
The County Final will be played at Leyland GC on 18 July.
Results ... 

06 June 2012Mossock Hall
Scott Leggatt South West A Divisional Final

The Scott Leggatt South West A Divisional Final was held today at Mossock Hall GC.  
The County Final will be played at Leyland GC on 18 July.
Results ... 

08 June 2012Curtis Cup
Kelly Tidy makes debut in Curtis Cup
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) made her Curtis Cup debut at Nairn GC in the 37th Curtis Cup match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States of America.
In the top morning foursomes match, partnered by Wales's Amy Boulden, they lost on the last green. She teamed up with Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) for an exciting 2&1 win in the afternoon fourballs.
Details on LGU website ...  

04 June 2012
Lancashire Ladies' beat the Oxbridge MenHillside
A Lancashire Ladies' team scored a convincing 7 matches to 3 win over the Oxbridge Mens' team in the annual foursomes match played at Hillside GC in arctic conditions.
An excellent morning's golf for Lancashire saw the ladies take four and a half out of the possible five points.
In the afternoon the points were shared.
Results ...

Beth Garton takes 3rd place in St Rule Trophy
BGBeth Garton (Royal Lytham) carded a 70 gross, the best round of the 54 hole tournament, to give her a share of 3rd place in the St Rule Trophy played over the New and Old Courses at St Andrews.
ETEmily Taylor (Royal Lytham) won the Lawson Trophy for the highest finishing player aged under 18.
In the Nation's Trophy the England Team of Brogan Townend (Pleasington), Emily Taylor and Cheshire's Charlotte Wild finished in second place, 2 shots behind Scotland.

More details on Gillian Kirkwood's website ...

31 May 2012
Lancashire team for County Match Week 2012

The Lancashire team selected for County Match Week at Ganton GC from 10 - 15 June is:

Catherine Roberts (Pleasington) Champion
Gemma Batty (St Annes Old Links), Emma Clegg (Clitheroe), Sarah Cousins (Silverdale), Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Gill Nutter (Formby Ladies'), Sophie Powell (Manchester), Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham), Brogan Townend (Pleasington).

Non Travelling Reserves: Sam Edwards (Royal Lytham), Laura Johnson (Bolton Old Links), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links).

All players in alphabetical order after the Champion.

30 May 2012
Catherine Roberts is new County ChampionCatherine and Val

Catherine Roberts of Pleasington GC is the new County Champion after a marathon final at Manchester GC with home player Sophie Powell which finished on the 20th hole.

The Challenge plate was won by Donna Barnes of Manchester GC who beat Hollie Muse (West Lancs GC) 2&1.

For match details + photos see the County Championship page ...

30 May 2012
JenniferNomination of County Captain for 2014

The Lancashire Past Captains are pleased to nominate Mrs Jennifer Fallows (Manchester) to be County Vice Captain in 2013 and to be County Captain in 2014.
Jennifer is currently the LLCGA Assistant Honorary Secretary.

29 May 2012
Matchplay Results from the County ChampionshipBrogan

There will be a new Lancashire Champion at Manchester GC tomorrow as all four semi-finalists have never won the competition before. Home player Sophie Powell will play Nikki Foster (Pleasington GC) in the first semi final and in the second match Catherine Roberts (Pleasington GC) will take on Amelia Taylor (St. Annes Old Links GC) who beat 2010 champion Bethany Garton 3&2 this afternoon.

The semi-finals in the Challenge Plate will be between Hollie Muse & Lauren Oatley and Donna Barnes & Gillian Nutter.

The Challenge Plate Final will start at 1.30 pm and the Championship Final at 1.45 pm.

More details and full match results here ...

29 May 2012
KellKellyy Tidy to represent England in Nations Cup at Carnoustie

English Champion Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) is one of the team of 3 selected to represent England Golf in the British Women's Amateur Championship at Carnoustie GC from 26 - 30 June.
England Golf Report ...

28 May 2012
Brogan Townend leads qualifiers in County ChampionshipBrogan

In the County Championship at Manchester GC Brogan Townend (Pleasington) led the qualifiers with a 7 under par score of 69 - 72 - 141 from Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) on level par 148.
The CSS for both rounds was 74.
Monday's Stroke Play Scores ...
Tuesday Match Play details ...

27 May 2012
ETEmily Taylor wins Irish Women's Open Stroke Play
Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham & St Annes) has won the Irish Women's Open Stroke Play Championship played at The Island GC, Donabate, County Dublin. Her 3 round total of 223 was 3 shots better than Irish players Mary Dowling and Gillian O'Leary.
Irish Ladies' Golf Union Report ...

24 May 2012EWGA North Medal
Louisa Brunt wins EWGA North Region Medal Final

In a field of over 100 competitors from the 6 northern counties, 13 year old Louisa Brunt (Ashton-under Lyne) won the EWGA Regional Medal Final played at York GC. Her score of 6 under par just beat Michelle Fielding (Clitheroe) with -5. Third equal were Sandra King (Davyhulme Park) and 14 year old Alex Forrest (Longridge).
These Lancashire players will go to the EWGA Grand Medal Final on 23 June at the The Worcestershire Golf Club.
Alison Wake (Ashton & Lea) had a hole in one on the 11th hole.
Scores ...
England Golf Report ...

23 May 2012
England honours for Emily Taylor and Brogan TownendBT

ETEmily Taylor (Royal Lytham) and Brogan Townend (Pleasington) with Cheshire's Charlotte Wild will represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews from June 2-3.

England Golf Report

20 May 2012Durham match
Lancashire Junior team beat Durham Girls

A Lancashire Junior team beat the Durham Girls team at Woodham GC by five and a half matches to two and a half.
Read more ...

Match Results ...

19 May 2012
LGGA StStroke Playroke Play Competition at Blackley Golf ClubStroke Play

Hollie Vizard (Pleasington) won the LGGA Stroke Play competition at Blackley GC with a score of 73-4-69 by 3 shots from Rosie Devereux (Fishwick Hall). The Gross prize winner was Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) with 79.
Olivia Edwards (Hindley Hall) was the Stableford winner with 34 points, Lauren Green (Grange Park) was the runner-up.
Results ...

14 May 2012
North EWGA Women's Close Championship

Message from Carol Ramsay, EWGA Northern Ladies' Championship Organiser to all Silver Division players:

hexhamThe North EWGA Women's Championship will be played from 18 -20 July at Hexham Golf Club, Northumberland. All lady and junior girl players with an active handicap of 20 or less are welcome to enter. A competition for players aged between 18 and 25, stableford (handicap limit 36) and team competitions are included.
Entries close on Wednesday 20 June.

17 May 2012
Kelly Tidy is English Women's Champion congratulations

English ChampionKelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), playing on her home course, won a thrilling contest with Dorset's Georgia Hall to become the 2012 English Women's Champion.
Kelly won at the first sudden hole hole with a birdie, having also birdied the 18th to force the play-off.
Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) finished 5th after a final round of 72.

EWGA Report ...
Final Scores ...

11 May 2012
LLCGA Handicap Inter-Club Qualifier Results

The South East Division Inter-Club Handicap qualifying competition was held at Saddleworth GC on Friday 11 May.
The CSS was 74, it was Handicap Reduction Only.
The winners were Manchester GC with a score of 229, 2 shots better than runners-up Rochdale GC.
Both clubs will go forward to the Finals on 17 September ar Huyton & Prescot GC
Scores ...

09 May 2012
The North West Division Inter-Club Handicap qualifying competition was held at SilverdaleGC on Wednesday 09 May.
The CSS was 73, it was Handicap Reduction Only.
The winners were home club Silverdale GC with a score of 215, Fishwick Hall GC were runners-up.
Both clubs will go forward to the Finals on 17 September ar Huyton & Prescot GC.
Scores ...

08 May 2012
The South West Division Inter-Club Handicap qualifying competition was held at Blundells Hill GC on Tuesday 08 May.
The CSS was 74, it was Handicap Reduction Only.
The winners were Ashton-in-Makerfield GC with a score of 225, one shot better than Ormskirk GC.
Both clubs will go forward to the Finals on 17 September ar Huyton & Prescot GC.
Scores ...

08 May 2012
The East Division Inter-Club Handicap qualifying competition was held at Bury GC on Monday 07 May.
The CSS was 73, it was Handicap Reduction Only.
The winners were Dunscar and Pleasington tied with a score of 224.
They will go forward to the Finals on 17 September ar Huyton & Prescot GC.
Scores ...

06 May 2012Emily
3 LKellyancashire players finish in Welsh Open Stroke Play top 10
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) and Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) tied 5th equal, with Nikki Foster (Pleasington) in 8th place after the final round of the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship at Ashburnham GC .
Scores ...

06 May 2012EH
High finish for Eloise in Fairhaven Trophy
14 year old Eloise Healey's (West Lancashire) 72 hole total of 306 earned her 4th= place in the Girls' Fairhaven Trophy for junior players.
Scores ...

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Mildred Greenhalgh
will be held at St Silas Church, Preston New Road, Blackburn BB2 6PS on Monday 21 May at 2 pm.
Profile ...

03 May 2012Gemma
Gemma Batty wins place at 16th Faldo Series Final

Gemma Batty (St Annes Old Links) won the Faldo Series Under18s Girls' qualifying round at Trentham GC. Her winning score of 153 gross wins her a place at the UK Finals to be played again at Loch Erne Resort (Faldo course) in September.
The next qualifying round is at the West Lancashire GC on 10 + 11 May.

03 May 2012Bet
Fiona Anderson wins Lancashire Veterans' ChampionshipFiona

Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies') won the Lancashire Veterans' Championship on her home course when she beat Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links)in the Final by 4&3.
Match Play Results ...

Bet Burns (Penwortham) was nominated as LCVLGA Captain for 2014.

30 April 2012
LGHart CommonGA first 2012 9 hole Competition

18 Lancashire Girls' Golf Association members braved the Arctic conditions at Hart Common Golf Centre to take part in the first 9 hole competition for girls with a congu 36 handicap, club handicap or no handicap at all.
Results and photographs ...

30 April 2012Cap and Pres
President's team retain trophy

The President's team beat the Captain's team by 6 matches to 4 at Pleasington GC to retain the Captain versus President's Trophy.
The heavy rain forced the matches to be reducted to 9 holes.
Results and Photographs ...

29 April 2012
EmilEmilyy Taylor top Lancashire player in Helen Holm Trophy

Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham & St Annes) was the highest placed Lancashire player in the 54 holes Helen Holm Trophy at Royal Troon GC. Her level par total of 225 put her in 14th place 10 shots behind the winner, Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden (Conwy)
Leaderboard ...

23 April 2012
LLCGA Scratch, Handicap and Bronze Inter-Club Information

Scratch Inter-Club Trophy on Wednesday 27 June at Formby Ladies' GC
Information and Draw ...

Handicap Inter-Club Trophy Qualifying Rounds
East Division 07 May Bury GC Information and Draw ...
South West Division 08 May Blundells Hill Information and Draw...
North West Division 09 May Silverdale GC Information and Draw ...
South East Division 11 May Saddleworth GC
Information and Draw ...

Bronze Inter-Club Trophy Qualifying Rounds
North West Division 09 July Knott End GC Information and Draw ...
South East Division 09 July Ellesmere GC Information and Draw ...
South West Division 09 July Widnes GC Information and Draw ...
East Division 11 July Darwen GC Information and Draw ...

24 April 2012
LGGA Spring Meeting

ATThe Lancashire Girls' Golf Associaton Spring Meeting was held at Clitheroe GC on Sunday 22 April.
Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) was the winner with a score of 71 nett. Brogan Townend's (Pleasington) 76 took the gross prize, Beth Greenhalgh (Manchester) was the Bronze StabHart Commonleford winner with 39 points. CSS was 74.
Competition Results ...

The first 2012 9 hole competition for girls with club or no handicap is at Hart Common Golf Centre, Westhoughton on Sunday 29 April, starting at 10.15 am.

19 April 2012
EWGA Northern Foursomes at HeskethNorthern Foursomes winners
The 2012 EWGA Northern Foursomes Champions are Chris Stokes,Lancashire Veterans' Champion and 14 year old Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) who beat Fiona Anderson and Susan Mo (Formby Ladies') by 3 & 1 in a close Final.
In the first semi-final between Formby Ladies' members Fiona Anderson + Susan Mo beat Anita McGill + Kate Fitzgerald .
In the second match, between Cheshire and Lancashire players, Barbara Jamieson and Sara Spencer from Heswall GC were beaten by Chris Stokes and Sophie Lamb.
Thursday details ...

17 April 2012Hampshire Rose
Nikki Foster joint winner of Hampshire Rose Trophy

North Hants GCNikki Foster (Pleasington) and Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) shared the Hampshire Rose Trophy with a total of 145.
The 36 hole scratch event was played at North Hants GC.
Lancashire's other competitors Sophie Powell (Manchester) and Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) are pictured with the winners. Photo: Trevor Taylor

16 April 2012Ashton
LaErinncashire Lasses beat the Lancashire Lads

Lancashire Ladies' team beat the Lancashire Men's team in a very close Lads and Lasses match at Ashton-under-Lyne GC.
The score was 2 matches each after the morning foursomes. 14 year old Erin Porter (Blackpool North Shore) won the final singles to ensure that the Ladies' team retained the Trophy they won at Hesketh last year.
Match result: Lancashire Ladies' 6.5 - Lancashire Men 5.5.

Match scores and photographs ...

14 April 2012
Calling golfing Fathers and Daughters
TaTadmarton Heathdmarton GC, Banbury, Oxfordshire, are holding their 2012 Fathers and Daughters Open Competition on Saturday 8 September.
It is a 27 holes scratch competition with nett prizes as well for daughters of all ages, not just juniors. Last year's daughters ages ranged from 16 to 50.
Silverdale GC's Ian Hunter and Sarah Cousins are the current title holders.
photo courtest of leaderboard
Entry Form ...
13 April 2012
A win for Lancashire Veterans against Lancashire Under 21s
A strong Lancashire Veterans team led by their Champion, Chris Stokes (Clitheroe) and Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies') defeated the Lancashire Under 21s team by 3 matches to 2 in the 2012 match played at the West Lancashire GC.
County Captain Val Moran and Lancashire Veterans' Captain Jane Rogers are both members of Formby Ladies' GC.
Results ...
Photographs ...
12 April 2012
LLCGA Introduction to Golf Days 2012
scottThe second Introduction to Golf day was held on 12 April at Samlesbury Golf Centre, in warm sunshine,with Jane Forrest. Girls came from clubs as far apart as Southport Old Links,West Lancashire, Lancaster, Colne, Oldham and Blackpool.
For the first one girls, parents and County officials battled through the snow and M62 traffic problems to get to Manchester GC on Wednesday 04 April with Scott Connor.
Read more ...
07April 2012Emily
ParisEmily loses in 2nd round of French Under 21s
Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) lost on the last green in the second match play round of the French Lady Juniors' Championship at St Cloud GC, Paris to Germany's Quirine Eijkenboom.
In the first round Emily had to go to the 21st hole before she defeated Julie Finne-Ipson from Denmark.
More details can be found on the EWGA website ...
06 April 2012Emily
ParisEmily's team wins Vilmorin Trophy in French Under 21s
Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) followed her first round score of 69 with a superb 68 in the second round of the French Lady Juniors' Championship at St Cloud GC, Paris. Emily finished with four consecutive birdies to finish third overall at 5 under par. Emily was part of the three strong England (2) team that won the Vilmorin Cup with a score of 274 (the best two scores from three counting in each round). Georgia Hall and Meghan MacLaren were the other two members of the victorious team and Bronte Hall was the top qualifier after a play off with Spain's Silvia Banon.
The top 32 players qualify to contest the Esmond Trophy and Emily will begin with a first round match against Julie Finne-Ipson from Denmark.
More details can be found on the EWGA website ...

02 April 2012
Professionals, Ladies and Girls Team Competition
winnersThe annual LLCGA Professionals, Ladies and Girls Team Competition was held at sunny but chilly Fleetwood GC on Sunday 01 April.
14 teams of 3 took part with the winners being Professional Sam Matthews, Laura Johnson (Bolton Old Links) and Louisa Brunt (Ashton-under-Lyne).
Results and photographs ...

02 April 2012
The Formby Leveret TrophyAmy
"A sea mist descended at about 7.30 am, delaying the start for 5 minutes when it lifted as quickly as it had come. The day was chilly but we had no rain and little wind, although it did pick up a little in the afternoon.
The winner was Amy Boulden from Conwy Golf Club with 64 +70. The 64 in the morning equals the Ladies' course record set by Cheshire's Elaine Ratcliffe in August 1997.
Amy's round consisted of 5 birdies and a bogey on the first 9 and 3 birdies on the back 9.
Charlotte Austwick from Fulford Golf Club had a hole in one at the 3rd hole and was only 2" from the hole on the 5th, so very nearly 2 in one round!
Also worth a mention, Rachel Goodall from Heswall had an albatross on the par five 8th hole"
Report from Jean Douce - Formby Leveret Organiser.
Results ...

27 March 2012KT
Kelly Tidy in Curtis Cup team
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) has been selected for the Great Britain and Ireland team for the 37th Curtis Cup match against the United States of America to be played at Nairn GC from 08-10 June.

25 March 2012AGM
Lancashire Girls' Golf Association AGM
Trophies from the 2011 LGGA competitions and County Colours from the matches were presented at the girls' AGM at Preston GC today.
Details ...
19 March 201211th hole
Top class entry for the Formby Leveret Trophy
Brogan Townend (Pleasington) will defend her 2011 Formby Leveret title against a full field of top class competitors, many of them internationals, from England, Scotland and Wales.
The 36 holes scratch event will be played on Saturday 31 March.
Details ...
19 March 2012Jane
Chicks Training Day
Lancashire's Chicks Squad enjoyed their second training session at Samlesbury Golf Centre with Jane Forrest. This squad is made up mainly of girls who attended last year's Introduction to Golf Days. The first group now have Congu handicaps from 34-22 and compete in Lancashire competitions including the Junior Jamboree. The second group have no handicaps yet but can play in the 9 hole competitions at Hart Common GC.
Photographs ...

14 March 2012strathmore
LaEmmancashire girls head for Scottish Under 16s Championship
9 Lancashire girls have entered the Scottish Girls' Open Under 16s Stroke Play Championship to be played at Strathmore Golf Centre, Perthshire, on 12 + 13 April.
County Champion Emma Harris (Peel) will be there as a member of the England team
First round Draw ...

14 March 2012 ewga
Strong Lancashire entry for EWGA Northern Foursomes
A full field of 64 couples will contest the EWGA Northern Foursomes at Hesketh GC from 17 - 19 April. Over half the competitors are from Lancashire clubs.
Details ...
Nikki13 March 2012
England call-up for Nikki Foster
Nikki Foster (Pleasington) will play for England in the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande GC, Spain from 21- 24 March. She is part of the 3 strong England ladies' team that is returning to the event after a few year's absence.
England men are also there defending the title they won last year.
Read more ...
10 March 2012 logo
LLCGA Delegates Meeting Minutes
The Minutes of the LLCGA Delegates Meeting held on 24 February at Pleasington GC can now be downloaded on the Delegates Information page.

07 March 2012 Road to the Open
Volunteers wanted for Road to the Open project
Are you aged between 18 and 25 and interested in being a volunteer for the Road to the Open project at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes GC in July?
This project that aims to bring new golfers into the game was run successfully last year for the first time in Kent.
Read more ...
EGU 2011 Report ...

15 March 2012 clubhouse
Manchester Golf Club celebrate 100 years at Hopwood
An exciting and varied calendar has been arranged at Manchester GC as the members celebrate the centenary of their club's move to Hopwood after the first 30 years at their Trafford Park course.
Read more ...
KarenAs well as these, Lady Captain Karen Clayton is planning 2 important events to raise money for the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
On Friday 18 May there will be a Sports Persons Dinner. The Guest Speaker is Joanne Morley, 2011 Solheim Cup Assistant Captain, Ladies' European Tour member and ex Cheshire County player and top amateur golfer.
Details ...
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If you wish to attend contact Karen Clayton.
On Saturday 18 June Karen will take on the Longest Day Golf Challenge. She will play 72 holes at Manchester GC in ONE day, starting at 5 am and finishing about 16 hours later. Karen will have a different partner and caddy for each round.
Click here to see how to sponsor Karen ...

05 MEmmaarch 2012
Emma Clegg finishes in top 10 in Arizona
Emma Clegg (Missouri State University + Clitheroe) tied 13 in a field of 85 players at the Rio Verde Invitational at Quail Run at Rio Verde Country Club, ArIzona.
Over a par-71 course of 6,260yd, Emma, scored 77, 77 and 73 for 227 - eight shots behind the winner by one, Kristen Hill (Akron Univ) (73-74-72 for 219).
05 March 2012 Ganton
Lancashire's first visit to Ganton GC
County Captain, Vice Captain Training Officer Anne Baines went with Lancashire players to have a first look at Ganton GC in preparation for County Match Week from 10-15 June.
Photographs ...

10 March 2012
Natiradissononal and County Annual General Meetings
25 February County Captain Val Moran attended the Ladies' Golf Union Annual General Meeting at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Liverpool.
Mrs Jill Edwards MBE, from Wales, was re-elected President for the second year of her term of office and Gillian Kirkwood, from Scotland was re-elected as Chairman for the third and last year.

Following the recent merger of the English Golf Union with the English Women’s Golf Association to formPresident Ann England Golf, joint presidents for 2012 were voted into office on 15 February at the Annual Meeting at Woodhall Spa.
Paul Baxter (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), the past Chief Executive of the English Golf Union, and Sue Johnson (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), a past Chairman of the English Ladies’ Golf Association and the Ladies Golf Union, will operate in tandem for the new organisation for the coming year. Sue Johnson replaced Lancashire's Ann Irvin who has finished her term in office.
Lancahire's representatives at the meeting were Barbara Whiting (LLCGA) and Les Wilson (LancLes Wilsonashire Union).

The Lancashire Union's AGM took place on 05 March at Pleasington. Mr Les Wilson was elected as President for 2012. A member of Greenmount GC, Les has acted as a Referee in many LLCGA events and been an active member of the Lancashire Union for many years. He is married to Lesley and their two daughters were members of the LGGA when they were younger.

28 February 2012 Brogan
Brogan Townend going to Mission Hills GC, China, again
As the 2011 Faldo Series Girls' Overall Champion, Brogan Townend (Pleasington) has been invited to play at Mission Hills GC, China, in the 6th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final from 14 - 16 March.
She went there is 2009 as their UK Under 16s Champion.
Faldo Series press release ...
The closing date for 2012 Faldo Series entries has been extended by 1 week to Friday 02 March. All players born in 1991 or later are encouraged to enter, handicap limit 12. The West Lancashire GC will again be hosting a qualifying competion on 10/11 May.
More information ...

22 February 2012
us flagLancashire players win US College events
Jenna Birch, studying at Armstrong Atlantic State University won this week's Newberry College invitational at Moss Creek GC, Southern California.
Emma Clegg helped Missouri State University beat Southern Methodist University in a stroke play match at Dallas GC, Texas.
Read more on Kirkwood Golf website ...

January 2012
Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs)
In recent years the LLCGA has followed the recommendation of EWGA in the use of distance measuring devices in competition. Following the recent decision taken by the EWGA Operational Board to allow the use of DMDs in all their competitions, the LLCGA Executive Committee has decided to permit the use of DMDs in all Lancashire competitions with immediate effect.llcga logo

The following Local Rule will be in place for all LLCGA competitions:

"For all play in LLCGA competitions, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used."

Players are reminded that in order to use DMDs in club qualifying rounds of LLCGA competitions (e.g. Scott Leggatt, Frances Smith) the same local rule must be in place at their club.

17 February 2012
Lancashire players in Hacienda Del Alamo Open

NFEloiseIn the Hacienda Ladies' Open i Murcia, Spain, Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) was the runner-up and Nikki Foster took the handicap runner-up prize.
14 year old Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) was 3rd in the Under 16s scratch event. Lancashire girls excelled in the handicap event that was won by Eloise with Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) second and Emily Shea (Fairhaven) third.
Audrey Lee (Fleetwood) was the leading Lancashire player in the Senior Stableford

Hacienda final scores ...

15 February 2012
The Taylors win again at the Hacienda Del Alamo Festival

TaylorsLancashire's Emily and Amelia Taylor have won the St Valentine Pairs Ladies competition at the Hacienda Del Alamo Golf Festival. They scored 38 points in the fourball better ball stableford event.
The 54 hole Hacienda Open starts today and finishes on Friday. There are Under 16 and 18, Ladies' and Senior events.
The prize presentation is after play on Friday.
Read more ...

14 February 2012EH
England call-up for Emma Harris

Lancashire Champion Emma Harris (Peel) is included in the England team of 6 girls for the Scottish Under 16s Open Stroke Play Championship to be played at Strathmore GC, Perthshire, from 12-16 April.
EWGA website ...

13 February 2012
Emily Taylor wins Murcia Ladies' Championship
ETIn cold windy weather Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) became the Murcia Ladies' Open Champion. Her score of 74-74-148 beat Nikki Foster (Pleasington) by 2 shots at the Hacienda Del Alamo Winter Festival.
Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) was the Under 18s Handicap winner and Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) finished 3rd in the Under 16s Handicap event.
The Taylors, Amelia and Emily, team up tomorrow in the Valentines Pairs (4 ball better ball) while other players have a rest day before the Hacienda Open competitions start on Thursday.
Full Results on Kirkwood golf website...
Emily Taylor photo: imageleaderboard

06 February 2012Anne
England Golf honour for Anne Baines
Anne Baines (Royal Birkdale), County Training Officer, has been invited to serve on the England Golf Coaching Committee.
The new England Golf merged Association have 5 national committees that are all expected to have representatives of ladies' and men's golf from now on.

30 January 2012
EmilyEmily Taylor and Brogan Townend in England Under 21s team for Paris
Emily TBTaylor (Royal Lytham) and Brogan Townend (Pleasington) both aged 17, are part of the 10 strong England Team selected for the French Lady Juniors Championship (Under 21 years) to be played at St Cloud GC, Paris from 05-09 April 2012.
They will be competing against all the top European players in this and their Nations Cup, the Vilmorin Trophy.

26 January 2012Kelly
Kelly Tidy selected for Curtis Cup preliminary squa
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) has been selectd for the Great Britain and Ireland preliminary squad for the Curtis Cup match v United States of America to be played at Nairn GC from 08-10 June 2012.
LGU Press Release ...

17 January 2012
Junior Introduction to Golf Daysjane

scottJunior Introduction to Golf Days will be held at Manchester GC on Wednesday 04 April with Scott Connor and Samlesbury Golf Centre, Preston on 12 April with Jane Forrest.
All new players aged under 21 are encouraged to go along.
More information from Linda Marr, County Junior Organiser.
Manchester Golf Club ...
Samlesbury Golf Centre ...

12 January 2012
LLCGA 2012 Calendar
ManchesterThis Calendar includes County and National events for 2012.
Click below for further information on event dates and County Competition Entry Forms.
2012 Calendar ...hesketh
LLCGA Competitions Entry Forms

Entry Forms for the Northern Foursomes to be played at Hesketh GC from 17-19 April can be downloaded here.
Northern Foursomes Entry Form ...
Northern Foursomes Poster ...

18 January 2012 Rachel
Rachel Connor and Kelly Tidy miss the cut for final round at LET Q School
Neither Rachel Connor nor Kelly Tidy have finished in the top 50 players who have survived today's cut and will hope to finish in the top 30 tomorrow after the 5th and final round of the LET Qualifying School.
These players will earn full (category 8a) membership of the LET Tour for 2012 and the remainder will get some invitations to the 2012 Tournaments.

4th day scores at LET Final Qualifying ...