The above match was played on Monday 11th August. at Ludlow GC. The weather was mostly fine, with the odd heavy shower and lots of wind which made the matches very interesting!
All of the players reported that their matches had been played fairly seriously but in an excellent spirit and a lot of fun and banter had been enjoyed most of the time.
There was a lot of discussion before the match as to how many courtesy shots the Ladies should receive but a compromise was reached, no blood was spilt and the results reasonably supported the final decision.
Thanks to the gentlemen for hosting the match. We all enjoyed a lovely meal afterwards and the wine on the tables was very welcome! A lot of the matches were very close, unfortunately not for my partner Anne Belshaw and I who played against the men’s Captain, Tony Harrop and John Homer with handicaps of 5 and 6!
Good wins were enjoyed by Anita Morley with Monica Scott, Linda Perks with Margaret Ratcliffe, and Yvonne Aldrych with Margaret Dunbar. Angela Spooner and Sue Field gained a half against Trevor Rowlands and Gordon Taylor.
The final match score was a win for the Gentlemen 9-7.
Thank you to all the Ladies who played. (Report by SLCGA Seniors’ Captain, Kathy Evans)
Senior Championship – Report August 6th 2014
The Seniors’ Championship Semi-Final & Final were held at Shrewsbury G.C. on 6th August with the threat of rain early on but the clouds soon cleared & we were lucky to have sunshine all day.
The first match out in the Semi-Final was between Jean Evans & Sue Pritchard, two Shrewsbury members. After a closely fought match, Jean won 3&1. In the second match out, Olive Brown of Shifnal just lost out to Ros Moor of Bridgnorth, 2&1.
The Final between Jean & Ros was nip & tuck all the way with a few tense moments for both players & spectators. Ros eventually secured victory on the 17th, winning 2&1 and taking home the Seniors’ Championship Shield.
Congratulations to all four players for the excellent golf on display. All the matches were well contested but played in the true spirit of the game – a good day was had by all.
Many thanks go to Shrewsbury G.C. for the courtesy of the course and to our County President, Sally Goulds, for refereeing the matches.
Reported by Seniors’ Vice Captain ,Jayne Sandford
Shropshire Junior Girls were elated when they won their league match against Leicester away @ Forest Hall GC on Friday 4th August. They all played very well, and the result was a 4/2 win for Shropshire. Well done!
The match was played on 30th July on yet another sunny day and all the Ladies seemed to have enjoyable matches. Bridgnorth golf course was in very good condition. We were welcomed by the Lady Captain, Bridget and the Lady President of WHLVA set us on our way.
We had a fairly close contest and most of the matches went to the 17th or 18th greens.
The overall result was a win for WHLVA 5-3. Successful Shropshire pairings wereJayne Sandford and Jean Evans, Angela Hinton and Linda Mottram and Pauline Davies with Sue Field all enjoying good wins.
The Senior section has just one more match to play this season against the County Senior gentlemen at Ludlow Golf Club on August 11th. Fingers crossed for more good weather and a win. (Kathy Evans, Seniors Captain)