Monday 22nd October, 2018
Cams Hall Estate Golf Club
18 hole stableford
On a stunning sunny dry Autumn day, 16 girls from across the county assembled at a beautiful Cams Hall Golf Club.
Cams Lady Captain, Isabel Kent, and her team of ladies welcomed the girls and they were soon on the first tee chomping at the bit to tee off. Even a couple of our nervous new and younger girls raised their game with their first tee shots. The girls set off in their respective groups and after the turn it was apparent that conditions were benign and a few decent scores were being amassed.
With a great following of ladies, shepherds, parents and committee members, the girls were playing some great golf, even with the added pressure of watching galleries. The scorecards came in and the girls then sat down to a lovely dinner…I’ve never heard a room so quiet while tucking into chocolate cake for dessert.
Captain Kay Walshe and Team Manager Marc then opened the presentation to the girls, parents and guests. It being the Autumn meeting, tradition has it a few more end of season awards are given out.
First up, although not able to make the meet, Maisie Ord (Blackmoor GC) was mentioned as the Winner of the Summer Knockout with Charlotte Dack (Meon Valley) receiving the runners up prize.
The Order of Merit awards were next with Hannah Hellyer (Hayling) being presented with the nett medal. Charlotte Dack received the gross Order of Merit trophy, amassing 47 points over the 6 tournaments.
Today’s competition saw 3 girls realistically in the running for the La Moye Salver, awarded to the girl with the biggest handicap cut over the season. All 3 were close or on an incredible 17 shots for the season. Jenny Myers (Alresford) and Anabelle Lucas-Villar (Royal Jersey) played solid golf but could not quite catch Abby Dymott (Meon Valley) who had the luxury of sitting on 17.4 shots from sunny Florida. Great season Girls!!
Rosie Rooney (Alresford) 38 points, was the winner of the Presidents Cup, which is awarded to the best newcomer score on the day. Her beaming smile was on show collecting her trophy from county Captain Jackie Keay.
The Honour of being awarded the Kerry Smith award went to Charlotte Dack for her achievement and performance for the season, cut 4 shots together with winning the Girls County Championship, Order of Merit and reaching the knockout final.
The high scores recorded today reduced the CSS by a shot to 69 and Amelia Williams swept the scratch prize with 32 points. In 3rd place was Corhampton’s Stevie Crozier-Hunt (38 points) and runner up was Gemma Burgess (Bishopswood) with 39 points.
The day was rounded off when 2 of our departing players presented outgoing President Jackie and Captain Kay with bouquets of flowers. Their support and help over the last few years will be missed. From all the girls, thank you ladies.
A huge thank you to Safeguarding Officer Catherine Hargaden for her help early this morning welcoming the players and all the HLCGA Committee, who involve themselves with Junior golf throughout the season. Thanks also to Isabel Kent, Sally Bradbury and the Cams ladies and all the staff for your great hospitality.
I would like to make a special mention to a band of great girls coming to the end of their Junior years. These girls have been a pleasure to manage and they have given so much to their county so long may it continue into under 25s and ladies golf. Good Luck in the future girls.
- Beth Goater (Captain)
- Flora Keites
- Amelia Williams
- Katie Biddlecombe
- Maisie Ord
- Ciara Stocks