CHLCGA - Latest News http://www.chlcga.co.uk/ This feed displays the 10 most recent news articles added to CHLCGA. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:58:14 GMT en-us 2014 Junior County Match Days http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Junior-County-Match-Days/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Suffolk hosted the Junior County Match Days at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club on 18th-20th August. The eight girls selected to represent Cambs and Hunts at this year's event were Junior Captain Megan Willis (Old Nene), Vice Captain Chalani Allen (Gogs), Chloe Ashman (Ely City), Jade Guest (Gogs), Sophie Nicoll (Gogs), Charlotte Platt (Bourn), Lindie Tapping (Gogs) and Emily Smith (Royston).

 

The format of the competition was six singles games with the players playing in handicap order against each of the following counties: Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk over two and a half days.

 

On the first day Cambs and Hunts faced Hertfordshire, the reigning champions. The team really took the fight to Hertfordshire and pushed them all the way. Jade Guest and Lindie Tapping produced some excellent golf each winning their games 5 & 4. Captain Megan Willis put up a tremendous fight to secure a 2 & 1 victory, giving a match result of 3 all, giving Cambs and Hunts their best ever start in the competition. Other results on the day were Bedfordshire drew 3 all with Essex and Norfolk beat Suffolk 4 -2.

 

On Tuesday morning our opponents were Bedfordshire. The Bedfordshire team were in sparkling form and ran out winners by 4 -2, with Lindie Tapping and Charlotte Platt recording excellent wins for Cambs and Hunts. Other scores in the morning saw Suffolk draw with Hertfordshire 3 all and Essex beat Norfolk 4 - 2.

 

On Tuesday afternoon Cambs and Hunts returned to their earlier good form for the match against Essex. In the top match Jade Guest won a hard fought match 2 & 1 to set Cambs and Hunts on their way. In the third match Chloe Ashman was involved in a very close match but she held her nerve to claim her first victory when she closed her match one up. Charlotte Platt continued her good form with another solid performance for a 2 & 1 victory to earn Cambs and Hunts a 3 all draw. Other results on the afternoon were Norfolk and Hertfordshire drew 3 all and Bedfordshire beat Suffolk 4½-1½/

 

On Wednesday morning we played Suffolk. In the top match Jade Guest got Cambs and Hunts off to a flying start with a brilliant 5 & 3 victory. Playing at number three Emily Smith recorded her first victory of the competition with a solid 2 & 1 win. Megan Willis and Charlotte Platt both fought hard to record 2 & 1 victories, giving Cambs and Hunts a match winning score of 4 - 2, their first ever victory in the competition. Other morning results saw Norfolk beat Bedfordshire 5 - 1 and Essex beat Hertfordshire 3½ - 2½.

 

On Wednesday afternoon our opponents were Norfolk. Once again Jade Guest lead from the front and won an evenly contested match 3 & 1. After some exciting play Lindie Tapping, Chloe Ashman and Sophie Nicoll just lost out with their matches finishing on the 17th hole. However, Charlotte Platt fought her way to a well earned 2 & 1 victory, to maintain her hundred percent record of four wins, giving a match score of 4 - 2 to Norfolk. Other afternoon results saw Hertfordshire beat Bedfordshire 4 - 2 and Essex beat Suffolk 5 - 1.

 

A special mention should be made of Jade Guest who won four of her five matches playing at number one.

 

The winners of the competition were Essex with 4 points, with Norfolk in second place with 3½ points. Cambs and Hunts finished in fifth place with 2 point.

 

(Photo shows Back Row: Rachel Ashman, Lindie Tapping, Megan Willis (Captain), Charlotte Platt, Emily Smith, Sophie Nicoll and Chloe Ashman

Front Row: Jade Guest, Mo Poole (County President), Maureen Mansfield (County Junior Organiser) and Chalani Allen)

 

 

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2014 Junior Championship http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Junior-Championship/ Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Junior County Championship – Lindie claims her first County title

 

In near perfect conditions Lindie Tapping (Gogs) claimed her first Cambs and Hunts Junior Girls Championship at Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre. In the morning round she stamped her authority on the competition with a stunning round of 76 to establish a four shot lead over her nearest rival, and eight shots ahead of last year’s Champion Emily Smith (Royston).

 

In the afternoon round of the 36 hole competition defending Champion Emily put up a tremendous fight in defence of her title, with a round of 77, but Lindie held her nerve to record a score of 84 to win the title by one shot with a score of 160, with Emily and Jade Guest (Gogs) one shot further back on 161.

 

Lindie completed a perfect day by winning the Biddy Wade Trophy for the most improved player with a score of 20 under par on her best four scores of the year, with Charlotte Platt (Bourn) second on 18 under par.

 

The Handicap Cup was won by Emily Smith with scores of 75n & 68 for a total of 143. Morgan Tritton (St Neots), in her first ever 36 hole competition took second place with rounds of 74 & 70 for a total of 144.

 

In the 18 hole Stableford Competition Brampton Park’s Chloe Drewery produced a brilliant round to score 41 points with Anna Guest (Gogs) in second place with 36 points.

 

Paige Hardwidge (Gogs) scored 16 points to win the 9 Hole Stableford competition, with Ili Brooks (Ely City) second with 15 points.

 

The Par 3 competition was won by Grace Sadler with a great score of 20 points.

 

(Photo shows Lindie Tapping with her Championship Trophy and the Biddy Wade Cup)

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2014 Veterans Championships http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Veterans-Championships/ Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

County Veterans’ Championships - Seven wins in a row for Rosemary.

 

In near perfect conditions St Neots Rosemary Farrow claimed her seventh Cambs and Hunts Veterans’ Championship at Ely City Golf Club. The course was in excellent condition but anybody straying off the fairway was punished by the lush rough. Rosemary Farrow played some accurate golf and produced a solid round of gross 87, which also saw her take the Senior Veterans’ Cup.

 

The President’s Salver for the best nett score was won by Ely City’s Pat Nixon, who produced an excellent round of nett 73. Liz Smith (Ely City) took top spot in the Silver Division with a solid round of 77 on countback from Maureen Hagen (Ely City), with Rosemary Hay (Menzies) in third place with 79.

 

In Bronze Division A, Ely City’s Terry Robinson took top spot with a score of 76, with Ann Penny (Bourn) in second place with 78 and Heather Davidson (Abbotsley) third with a score of 80.

 

Bronze Division B was won by Abbotsley’s Helen Johnson with 78 with Valerie Cooper (Abbotsley) in second place with 87.

 

(Photo shows l-r Pat Nixon (Ely City) and Rosemary Farrow (St Neots)).

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Grace Norman Trophy http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/Grace-Norman-Trophy/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Grace Norman Trophy – Old Nene reign supreme

 

In their first appearance in the Grace Norman final Old Nene produced some excellent golf to record a thrilling 2½-½ victory over Ely City.

 

Meridian Golf Club hosted the semi-finals and final of the Inter-Club Foursomes competition and provided a real challenge for the four clubs involved. The playing conditions were made even move testing with the temperature soaring to 28◦.

 

In the semi-final Old Nene faced a real challenge from Brampton Park. Brampton Park took an early lead when they won the top match 4 & 2, but Old Nene’s third pair levelled the score when they won their match by a similar score. It fell to Old Nene’s second pair of Lesley Clark and Sue Martin to clinch victory finishing one up on the 18th hole to secure their place in the final.

 

The other semi-final followed a similar pattern with Ely City winning the top match 3 & 2 and St Neots claiming the third match 2 & 1 to level the score. Ely City’s second pair of Sue Didlick and Eve Mair secured a 1 up victory on the 18th hole to clinch Ely’s place in the final.

 

The final produced some excellent golf with all three matches reaching the 17th or 18th holes. First blood went to Old Nene when Jo Skoulding and Lesley Armstrong held off a determined challenge from Ely’s Tina Broadley and Jane Webster to win 1 up.

 

In the third match Old Nene’s Megan Willis and Jacquie Richardson played excellent golf and find themselves 5 up with 5 to play against Ely’s Laura Todd and Greta Barclay, and they eventually tied up the match on the 17th hole.

 

With Old Nene 2-0 up, the second match between Old Nene’s Lesley Clark and Sue Martin and Ely’s Sue Didlick and Eve Mair, which was all square on the 18th, was declared a halved match giving Old Nene a well deserved 2½-½ victory.

 

(Photo shows left to right Sue Martin, Jo Skoulding, Linda Davies (Captain), Lesley Clark, Lesley Armstrong, Megan Willis and Jacquie Richardson)

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2014 County Foursomes Championship http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-County-Foursomes-Championship/ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Links pair take Foursomes Championship title

 

Links pair of Marcella Tuttle and Sarah Greenall teamed up to take the Cambs and Hunts County Foursomes title at Brampton Park Golf Club. Both players had won the Championship previously with different partners and their vast experience proved invaluable in a closely fought contest.

 

In the morning round Tuttle and Greenall recorded a solid round of 81 and were joint leaders with Brampton Park’s Amanda Rawson and Trina Miller. The afternoon round proved to be a real battle with Rawson and Miller slipping back in the field. However Tuttle and Greenall came under pressure from their playing partners Mo Poole (Brampton Park) and Grace Eastment (Menzies) who started the afternoon round nine shots off the lead. They produced some excellent golf to produce the round of the day with a gross 78 but Tuttle and Greenall held their nerve scoring 84 in the afternoon for an overall score of 165, just one shot ahead of second placed Poole and Eastment.

 

The nett prize went to Marie Bayes and Kim Brantigan (Abbotsley) with rounds of 71.5 and 76.5 for a nett total of 148 with Bourn’s Ali Cope and Ali Peake in second place with rounds of 76.5 and 72.5 for a nett score of 149.

 

(Photo shows l-r Sarah Greenhall and Marcella Tuttle with the Holland Trophies)

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2014 Division 2 Meeting http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Division-2-Meeting/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Sparkling scores in the sunshine at Bourn

 

In glorious sunshine a strong field took part in the Cambs and Hunts Golf Associations Division 2 meeting at Bourn. The winners found the conditions to their liking with a good run on the ball and Abbotsley Allison Jarrett took the Gross Prize with an excellent score of 93. She also won the Audrey Nicole Cup with the best nett score of 74 on countback from Mel Owers (Bourn) who took 2nd place. Lesley Armstrong (Old Nene) took 3rd place with a score of 76, with Sue Hurren (Abbotsley) 4th with 77.

 

(Photo shows Allison with the Audrey Nicole Cup)

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2014 Division 3 and High Handicap Meeting http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Division-3-and-High-Handicap-Meeting/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Jacquie battles her way through the storm

 

The Cambs and Hunts Division 3 and High Handicappers meeting at Ramsey was suspended due to a thunderstorm, with players forced to seek shelter for up to 20 minutes.

 

When play resumed Jacquie Maramam (Bourn) outshone the rest of the field, scoring 29 points to win the Long Handicap Cup. Second place went to Sue Hilson (Cambs Menzies) on countback from Old Nene’s Linda Davies who took third place, both players having scored 27 pts.

 

The High Handicap Shield was won by Shelagh Byrne (Camb Menzies) with a solid score of 27 pts, with Di Calcott (Bourn) in second place with 25 pts.

 

(Photo shows l-r Jacquie Maramam and Shelagh Byrne with their trophies)

 

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2014 Division 1 Meeting http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Division-1-Meeting/ Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Marcella clinches her first Division 1 title

 

In the opening event of the season Marcella Tuttle (The Links, Newmarket) clinched the Cambs and Hunts Division 1 title for the very first time. Despite the wet overcast conditions she produced an excellent round of gross 78 to clinch top spot in a field of 59. Gog Magog’s Tabitha Brain took second place with a solid round of gross 79.

 

In the nett competition top spot went to Abbotsley’s Marie Bayes with a brilliant round of nett 70. Jaine Fieldhouse (Saffron Walden) took second place on countback from Sue Amiss (Saffron Walden) when both players scored 71. Fourth place went to Janice Topham (Bourn) with a nett score of 72.

 

With the weather improving for the afternoon foursomes Ely City’s Carol Harrison and Pat Nixon took top spot with an excellent score of 36 points, just edging ahead of Tabitha Brain and Marie Bayes who scored 35 points. Bourn’s Sally Pinnock and Alison Peake finished in third place with 34 point.

 

(Photo shows left to right Marcella Tuttle being presented with the Margery Newport Trophy by County President Mo Poole).

Marcella clinches her first Division 1 title

 

In the opening event of the season Marcella Tuttle (The Links, Newmarket) clinched the Cambs and Hunts Division 1 title for the very first time. Despite the wet overcast conditions she produced an excellent round of gross 78 to clinch top spot in a field of 59. Gog Magog’s Tabitha Brain took second place with a solid round of gross 79.

 

In the nett competition top spot went to Abbotsley’s Marie Bayes with a brilliant round of nett 70. Jaine Fieldhouse (Saffron Walden) took second place on countback from Sue Amiss (Saffron Walden) when both players scored 71. Fourth place went to Janice Topham (Bourn) with a nett score of 72.

 

With the weather improving for the afternoon foursomes Ely City’s Carol Harrison and Pat Nixon took top spot with an excellent score of 36 points, just edging ahead of Tabitha Brain and Marie Bayes who scored 35 points. Bourn’s Sally Pinnock and Alison Peake finished in third place with 34 point.

 

(Photo shows left to right Marcella Tuttle being presented with the Margery Newport Trophy by County President Mo Poole).

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2014 Junior Spring Meeting http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/2014-Junior-Spring-Meeting/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT  

Junior Spring Meeting – Libbi clinches the title with a stunning round

 

A total of 32 girls , between the ages of seven and seventeen took part in the Cambs and Hunts Junior Spring meeting at Lakeside Lodge.

 

The top fifteen girls competed for the Lesley Ford Trophy on the Lodge course. Despite the bright sunshine, a cold blustery wind made playing conditions tricky. However, 12 year old Libbi Pikett (Girton) made light of the conditions and produced a brilliant round of nett 58, fifteen under her handicap, to clinch the title. Brampton Park’s Chloe Drewery took second place with a nett 68. The Scratch Prize went to Jade Guest (Gogs) with an excellent round of 78. The hidden pairs prize was won by Charlotte Platt (Bourn) and Libbi Pikett (Girton) with a total score of 136.

 

The younger girls received coaching from Professional Andy Fletcher and also took part in skills games, putting and chipping before moving onto the 9 hole and Par 3 course.

 

Eleven girls with either Club or County Handicaps competed on the 9 hole Manor course. Paige Hardwidge (Kingsway) produced a solid round of 18 points to take top spot, with Girton’s Jessica Hollingsworth second with 15 points on countback from Abbey Hardwidge (Kingsway).

 

The remaining six girls competed on the Par 3 course where Sienna Mason (Ely) romped home with an excellent 27 points with Chloe Willison (Abbotsley) in second place with 20 points.

 

The winner of the putting prize was Abbey Hardwidge with 21 points, with Isobelle Brookes (Saffron Walden) second with 23 putts on countback from Jessica Hollingsworth, Jordanne Sillitoe (Ely) and Ruby Davis (Links). Charlie Davis recorded a hole-in-one on the putting.

 

The chipping prize was shared by Grace Sadler and Jessica Hollingsworth with 12 chips.

 

Photo shows Libbi Pikett with the Lesley Ford Trophy.

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Adrienne Trophy http://www.chlcga.co.uk//news/Adrienne-Trophy/ Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT  

A win for Isabella in the Adrienne Trophy

 

The Adrienne Trophy, a 9 hole competition for beginners and improvers, played on the Par 3 course at Bourn was keenly contested by the 17 competitors

 

In ideal conditions Saffron Walden’s Isabelle Brookes produced a brilliant round to score 28 points to win the competition. Trinity Hales (Gogs) took 2nd place with a solid round to score 26 points on countback from 3rd placed Anna Guest (Gogs).

 

Photo shows l-r Trinity Hales, Isabelle Brookes and Anna Guest

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