Junior Girls’ Scratch Match

The Junior Scratch team of Katie Halliday, Xrya Van der Merwe, Jess Pitchford, Ellie Potts, Djalece Van der Merwe and Lizzie Rooney travelled to Norwood Park, Nottingham at the weekend to play Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the MNR Scratch League.  In the morning the girls faced a strong Derbyshire team and despite a couple of close matches lost 4-1.  Congratulations to twin Xyra Van der Merwe from Telford for her win in this session.  Nottinghamshire fielded a strong team for our afternoon match and the girls lost 41/2 to 1/2 with twin number 2 (Djalece Van der Merwe) halfing the final match of the day.  The Girls all played good golf and fought hard in every match.  Well tried all!

SLCGA Junior Scratch team

Market Drayton pair successful in Australian Spoons Finals

The Finals of the Midlands North Australian Spoons recently took place at Burton on Trent Golf Club.
The winners – and going forward to represent Midlands North area in the England final, during England Golf Week, at Woodhall Spa in August,  were Lynn Ellerton and Sue Ratcliffe from Market Drayton.

Lynn Ellerton and Sue Ratcliffe (Market Drayton) -MNR Australian Spoon winners.

Shropshire had 3 teams finishing in the top 7 as Linda Robson & Anna Hope (Patshull Park) were 4th and Viv Davies and Di Edwards (Henlle Park) finished 7th.

2nd Team result

Our County 2nd team held their first match against Staffordshire on 8th July at Penn Golf Club. An overcast morning with chill wind and a tricky course meant a tough challenge for the players.The morning Foursomes resulted in a good win for Ros Moor and Jan Sheargold 6/5, however we lost the other two matches leaving the morning results at 1/2 to Staffordshire.

Ros & Jan

The afternoon saw the clouds clear, wind drop and sun come out. Unfortunately despite some good golf played, we lost all the single matches so the overall result was a win to Staffordshire 8-1.

Many thanks to all the players – Ros Moor, Jan Sheargold, Julia Line, Trish McGloin, Angela Hinton and Di Edwards, who made her county debut.

Our next match is Staffordshire at home at Lilleshall Golf Club on 16th July.