The Semi Finals & Final of SLCGA County Senior Championship were played on Saturday, 25th July at Lilleshall Hall GC. Lilleshall Hall members Jayne Sandford & Bernadette Micklewright played in the first semi final match. Bernadette secured her place in the Final with a magnificent chip in from the rough to win the match 4&3. The second semi final between Shifnal’s Olive Brown & Lilleshall Hall’s Denise Morton was hard fought but Olive later went on to win 5&4.
In the afternoon Final, Olive took an early lead with a birdie, birdie, par start but Bernadette tenaciously fought back & played steadily, both players producing some excellent golf, which made for an exciting match. Bernadette eventually went on to win 3&2. Sheila Parker & Sue Pidgeon, did a splendid job refereeing the matches & Sue Pidgeon kindly presented the trophy.
( From left to right ) Sue Pidgeon presents trophy to Bernadette; Olive Brown – runner up; Semi finalists – Jayne Sandford & Denise Moreton
The Mixed Tri-Match between Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire was held on Thursday, 23rd July at Bridgnorth GC. The three county teams play every year for the WSH Shires Plate in a stableford competition, whereby the best 5 scores from the 6 lady & gentleman pairings in each team, count towards the overall county team score. This event is one of the most popular in the Seniors’ calendar & there is always a great, but friendly, rivalry between the teams.
The Shropshire team of Janet Sadler, Jayne Sandford, Anne Belshaw, Ros Moor, Kathy Evans & Judith Thornell, along with their gentlemen partners, won the trophy, making this the 5th year in succession that Shropshire has won. Ex-Bridgnorth members, Ros & Geoff Moor, won the best pair score with a fantastic 46 points.
The overall results were: Shropshire 202 points, Herefordshire 192 points & Worcestershire 182 points. Many Congratulations to the team for a superb result yet again! Reprted by Jayne Sandford (Seniors’ Captain)
Congratulations go to Sophie Johnson (Telford GC) who won The Championship Shield with 76+78 -154; Runner Up was Victoria Raffle (Oswestry) 87+81 -168. The Handicap Cup was won by Melissa Hughes (Hawkstone Park); 2nd Lizzie Harvey (Shifnal); 3rd Molly Moor (Hawkstone Park). 9 Hole Competition: 1st Ellie Potts (Henlle Park); 2nd Molly Jones (Shifnal); 3rd Harriett Crump (Bridgnorth). Short Course Competition 1st Holly Miller (Shifnal); 2nd Minnie Westwood.
The County Seniors held their Summer Meeting & Championship at Lilleshall Hall G.C. on Wednesday, 15th July on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. Conditions were near perfect for some great golf, which was reflected in the good scores being posted. The trophy winners included Ann Ford (Lilleshall Hall) who won the Sally Shrimpton Cup with a nett 67 & Sue Pidgeon (Wrekin) who won the Jo Marvel Trophy with a gross 85. Other prizewinners included Jayne Sandford (Lilleshall Hall) who won Best Gross (81). Division 1 prizes were awarded to Sue Goldsmith (Lilleshall Hall), 1st Nett (71) & Denise Morton (Lilleshall Hall), 2nd Nett (72).
In Division 2, prizes were won by Ann Holland (Worfield), nett 70 & Joyce Barker (Market Drayton), nett 76. The prizes were presented by our County President, Janet Sadler. Lilleshall Hall G.C. proved to be an excellent venue for this event & we were all made to feel most welcome.
Jayne Sandford, Olive Brown, Denise Moreton & Bernadette Michaelwright will now go forward to the matchplay Semifinal & Final stages of the Seniors’ Championship.
Bridgnorth Golf Club were successful in winning both the Mary Black Cup and Janet Blockley Salver. Teams were Sue Jarman & Vanessa Statham – Mary Black Cup, Bridget Kemp, Gina Barker and Val Collins – Janet Blockley Salver. Heavy to showery weather persisted throughout the day resulting in difficicult playing conditions. However Sally Weaver from Worfield still managed a brilliant score of nett 66. The gross was won by Tania Pearce from Oswestry with 83. 37 players entered the event with 31 playing on the day. As a result of the bad weather the CSS went up to 72. All prizewinners via attached pdf:-