From the Captain, Mrs Jennifer Fallows
Many of the Lancashire clubs will be starting their golfing events for 2014 this month. Can I wish all the Lady Captains a happy and successful golfing season and wish all players good luck and happy golf in our keenly fought Shield matches.
The Lancashire Girls' have 2 events this month. The annual Professionals, Ladies and Girls competition at Hesketh Gof club and the Spring Meeting at Lytham Green Drive GC on 27 April when the LGGA AGM and 2013 Prize Presentation will also be held. I look forward to seeing all our eligible Juniors playing there.
The Lads and Lasses match will be held at Morecambe GC on 13 April when we hope to retain the Trophy.
Our 6 Regional Training Centres will be continuing with coaching sessions. It is not too late for a girl to join so please encourage all girls to take up this chance.
Sophie Lamb will represent England in the French Junior Ladies' Championship at St Cloud GC later this month. This is a superb achievement and we wish her well.
Some of our players will be entering the Scottish Under 16s Open Championship at Strathmore GC. Hollie Muse and Louisa Brunt have been selected to represent England here.
April also sees the Formby Leveret, a 36 hole event at Formby Ladies' GC and the Northern Foursomes to be played at Ringway GC this year.
Let us wish for more sunshine than showers this month to get our season off to a good start.
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25-27 May Lancashire Ladies' County Championship at Clitheroe Golf Club (Handicap Limit 15.4) Entry Form
For all players with a handicap of 15.4 or lower on entry
|19 April 2014|
Sophie Lamb loses in match play in Esmond Trophy in Paris
Clitheroe GC's Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) lost a very close low scoring match in the first round of the match play stages of the Esmond Trophy being played at St Cloud GC. She was beaten by 3/2 by Xiaolin Tian from China who went on to lose her second round match.
Before the Championship started Sophie won her singles for England in a warm-up match against France that finished in a draw.
England v France match ...
|18 April 2014|
Northern Foursomes at Ringway Golf Club
Bev Scholes (Rochdale) and Jane Antrobus (Oldham) lost at the 19th in the semi-finals of the England Golf Northern Foursomes at Ringway GC to Marjorie Griffiths and Judith Wainwright both home club members who beat Louisa Brunt and Anna Lomas (Ashton-under-Lyne) in the quarter finals. Chris Appleby and Sarah MacNamara (St Annes Old Links) lost in this round to another Ringway couple.
The subsidiary Stableford Competition was won by Haydock Park's Sandra Woodcock and Ann Ankers with 37 points.
Northern Foursomes 2nd day Results ... Competition Winners ...
|13 April 2014|
Lancashire Lads defeat the Lancashire Lasses
The annual match between the Lancashire Men's and Ladies' teams played this year at Morecambe GC was won by the "Lads" by 7.5 matches to 4.5. The morning foursomes were shared but three singles points going to the Men's team on the 18th green helped them to win the Trophy back from the Ladies' team, held by them since 2011.
Results ... Photo Gallery ...
|13 April 2014|
Roehampton Gold Cup win for Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor now a LET Tour professional and past County Champion won the 36 holes Roehampton Open Gold Challenge Cup with a four under par total of 140. Her first round 68 was the lowest round of the day. She followed this with a level par round.
This annual event is open to professionals and amateurs.
12 April 2014
The Bury & District Golf Association Annual Ladies' Dinner
The CountyCaptain Jennifer Fallows was invited to attend the annual dinner of the Association, which this year was held at Walmersley Golf Club. It is a mixed Association and comprises eight clubs in the Bury area and holds a Ladies' Championship and other events during the year.
12 April 2014 LGGA Competition for girls with higher Congu Handicaps
A Training Day and Competition was held at Southport Golf Academy, Tarleton to assist girls with higher Congu handicaps with course management and competition practice to help them compete successfully in the 2014 Lancashire Girls' Golf Association Competitions. In the morning the girls were taken round the 9 hole course by the SGA Professionals James and Richie and given advice on how to play each hole. After Lunch they played a stroke play competition with LLCGA ladies on hand to offer any assistance needed.
Photo Gallery ...
Lancashire Golf training programme for players aged under 14
5 out of our 6 LLCGA Regional Centres have now held their first session with Chilli Dip Golf Centre at Blackrod, Bolton being added today with County Coach Lora Fairclough and Centre Manager Janette Smart. Other days have taken place at Southport Golf Academy, Samlesbury Golf Centre, Heysham Golf Club and Preston Golf Academy. The final one to start in April is at Crompton and Royton Golf Club.
There is still time for any girl who would like to come along to any centre to apply.
More information ... Click here for Application Form ...
Each of these Centres will hold an Introduction to Golf day for girls who have recently joined a Lancashire golf club. It offers a "taster" sessions that lasts an hour. Here they receive basic swing tuition from our Professional, take part in chipping and putting competitions and meet the County Officials who run the junior events during the year. Girls of all abilities are welcome, especially beginners and those without a Congu or club handicap. Please can all clubs return their U21s Members Form now to Hon Secretary Margaret Milne so their girls can be invited to attend.
2014 LLCGA Competition Dates
County competitions are for you - entries to all are welcome now!
25-27 May County Championship at Clitheroe Golf Club (Handicap Limit 15.4) Entry Form
11 June Elsie Corlett Summer Meeting at Knott End Golf Club (Handicap Limit 36) Entry Form
18 June Fourball Team Competition at Pleasington Golf Club (Handicap Limit 36) Entry Form
26 June Interclub Scratch Team Trophy at Manchester Golf Club
30 June/04 July County Match Week at Northumberland Golf Club (Gosforth Park)
06 July Junior Championship at West Derby Golf Club (Handicap Limit 20, Stableford 36) Entry Form
14 July Scott Leggatt Finals at Formby Ladies' Golf Club
07 August Lady Derby Qualifying at Bolton Old Links Golf Club (Handicap Limit 36) Entry Form
21/22 August Lady Derby Finals at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club
28 August Frances Smith Trophy at Bolton Golf Club
More information on North of England events on Competitions and Entry Forms page
Lancashire's 36 hole Open Scratch Competitions 2014
Saturday 05 April Formby Leveret Results ...
Wednesday 23 July Pleasington Putter at Pleasington Golf Club Entry Form ...
Friday 29 August Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy Entry Form to follow
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