Courtesy Cup 2018
Somerset Junior Girls Captain 2018/9, Abby Gray (Farrington Park), on the left with Amelia Matthews, winner of the Courtesy Cup 2018
Somerset Junior Girls County Champion 2018
Harriet Lockley (Isle of Wedmore)
SOMERSET GIRLS The Junior Committee are organising and running the Junior Girls until a CJO is appointed. Any welfare matters relating to the girls should be referred to Carole Paterson (pictured below) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other matters, including coaching matters, please contact to Eileen Binding at email@example.com.
2018 SCLGA Junior Girls Spring Meeting 22nd April.
The 2018 Spring meeting hosted at Mendip Spring Golf Club was a great success. The Mendip Spring owners have always been really supportive of the girls and that continued this year with a helpful friendly approach to all involved. 9 girls competed for the Chivers Trophy, an 18 hole qualifying Stableford played on quite a challenging course. Handicaps ranged from 4 to 39. Lizzy from Orchardleigh GC, playing off a 25 handicap, came in with 43 points, winning the Chivers Trophy. Full results below.
18 new- to -golf juniors played a 9 hole event. benefited from 2 adults accompanying each group of 3 players around the course. hank you to all those involved in the day.
Carole Paterson SCLGA Junior Committee
Somerset Girls Spring Meeting Winner 2018
Lizzy Bryant (Orchardleigh)
SLCGA County Championship 4-6th May 2018
What a great performance from the 8 Juniors that entered the County Championship and some fantastic golf!
Davina, Patience, Carys, Abby, Jess and Kim qualified for the Championship knockout rounds, with Davina, Patience and Carys getting through to the quarter finals.
Jessica and Frankie qualified for the Phillips trophy where they played each other and Jessica went on to win the whole thing! 4 of the girls will be awarded prizes this afternoon at presentation. There have been some handicap cuts as well.
The juniors have all behaved impeccably -, even when they lost their matches. Congratulations to them all.
Latest news: Abby, Carys, Davina,Harriet and Jess, have been chosen to be part of the County squads SW match week in Cornwall in July. Kim is Non travelling reserve. Very many congratulations to you all!
SOMERSET JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
This was the first championship for the Junior girls, decided upon to allow the girls of handicap 20 or below to experience 36 holes of competitive golf. It was run side by side with an 18 hole competition for the higher handicaps and those new to county golf competitions. The weather was. splendid and the Isle of Wedmore golf course was in fine condition. The girls played some great golf in good spirits, supervised by Janet Fear our referee for the day.
8 girls entered the 18 hole Championship competition, one of them playing 18 holes for the first time. Past President Ellie Harper kindly gave a new trophy, the Harper Rose bowl (full of Roses chocolates!) for the Gross winner who was Jo Champions from Burnham and Berrow with a score of 92. Best nett was won by Alex Champion, Burnham and Berrow, with a nett 65. Evie Williams (Isle of Wedmore) scored 36 stableford points and Libbie Dezis from Farrington Park was given a little prize to mark her first 18 holes of competitive golf.
The 36 hole competition had 12 players and there was some good scoring on the day. The winner was Harriet Lockley (Isle of Wedmore) with Gross 153. The U 15 Gross Champion was Davina Xanh from Mendip Spring. Best nett was won by Frankie Dezis (Farrington Park) with 143 nett and the best Stableford score of 77 points was won by Leah Bowden from Burnham and Berrow. The prizes were presented by County President Amanda Mayne.
The first 18 holes of both Competitions was used as the Daily Telegraph qualifier and the Gross was won by Harriet with 75 and Jo Champion won the Nett with 60.
After the presentation the girls sat down together to have a meal and, judging by the noise level, there was lots to chat about.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the day, the Junior committee, the county officials, the parents and especially the girls for taking part. Looking forward to next year already!
ADVANCE DATES FOR 2019 SEASON
Spring Meeting Sunday 28th April Mendip Spring
Junior Championships Sunday 23rd June The Mendip
Intercounties Girls team 10th-13th August Dudsbury
West of England U 18 Tues/Wed 20th/21st August Burnham & Berrow
A FEW OF THE SOMERSET GIRLS' NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018
Harriet Lockley (Isle of Wedmore) won the U14's gross and nett at Welsh girls Championship and the Bronze medal in Scottish U 14's Girls Open Championship. Playing against Scotand in the U16 team
Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) chosen for the England Girls team who the Home Internationals. Came 4th in the Finnish Open.
Patience Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) won the best nett in the English U14's Girls Open Championship. Best Nett in Northern U14 championship
Somerset Junior Girls Captain 2019
Abby Gray (Farrington Park)
There is a new website www.somersetgolf.org set up for Somerset Juniors golf (girls and boys) that will incorporate (we hope) a comprehensive calendar of Someret Junior golf events from the Junior League to club opens and Somerset County Championships.
There is also a Facebook page set up for Somerset Juniors golf - the link is https://www.facebook.com/Somjuniors/ and a Twitter account - juniors_golf .