The SLCGA Championships were held at Saltford Golf Club over the May Bank holiday weekend. The conditions were dry with a cool breeze that increased throughout the day but some excellent golf was played by the 30 competitors who took part on the Friday playing 36 holes.
The top 8 gross scores qualified for the Championship, the second 8 gross scores qualified for the Presidents Glasses and the final 8 gross scores qualified for the Phillips Trophy.
The new format of 3 tiers enables the Championship to be concluded at Sunday lunchtime.
The Gliddon Vase for the best under 25 gross score was presented to Arabella White, with a score of 153 over the 36 holes.
The Interclub Team Challenge Holt Shield will be presented to Jessica Haines, Leah Bowden and Patience Rhodes with the combined nett score of 447 over 36 holes.
At the conclusion of play on Sunday, trophies and vouchers were presented to the winners, and the team to compete in the Inter County Match Week at Woodbury Park, Devon was announced by County Captain Alysia Rees.
Congratulations to Patience Rhodes, Burnham and Berrow, our new Champion on her 2/1 victory over Davina Xanh, Mendip Spring.
The middle tier competing for the President's Glasses was won by Abby Gray, Farrington Park, on the 19th hole, narrowly beating Vice Captain, Gill Brown, Burnham and Berrow.
The Phillips Trophy was won by Kim Parker, Saltford with a 3/2 victory over Mandy Vickers, Burnham and Berrow.
Out thanks go to the staff and members of Saltford GC for making the event so successful. Many complimentary comments were made by the players on the condition and set up of the Course so our thanks also go the greenkeeping staff. A special mention must go to Lesley Organ and Carol Lake who manned the coffee station for all 3 days and was much appreciated by all.
TO BE ADVISED
Holt Shield Team Competition
The Shield is presented for the three best nett scores over 36 holes from any one club on qualifying day.
Players must play for their nominated Home Club only.
Eligibility: Full and Junior Members of the Association with a competition handicap of 24 or under. All entrants must be prepared to play in as many rounds as their performance merits. The course will normally be open to competitors to practice prior to a start of the meeting with prior arrangement from the Venue.
Handicap: Full Handicap Allowance