Seniors Championships – Royal Winchester GC 21st July 2021

Right slap bang in the middle of the hottest week probably ever recorded, with an extreme weather warning issued by the Met office, Hampshire Ladies Golf held their popular Seniors Championship for players over 50 years young. Thirty hot degrees, with barely the sniff of a breeze, the gallant women of Hampshire, bedecked with sun umbrellas and weighed down with litres of water and cold neck towels, took to the glorious fairways of Royal Winchester Golf Club.

Everyone looked so cool, calm and collected when they signed in – it was a very different story when they crawled back in after some brutal heat conditions. Weirdly the administrators on the desk in the very chilly air conditioning initially had to go outside briefly to warm up!!

Anyway fortunately this oppressive heat did not result in too many casualties and as the scores came pouring in the sweat came pouring out!!!Congratulations to every single player who braved the brutal conditions, and an overwhelming thank you to all at Royal Winchester Golf Club who made us all feel so welcome and could not be more helpful. Special mention to Paul, the Manager, who was out regularly on the course supplying our players with cold water.  Next year it may be raining……….

Division 2 Category – Stableford Prize Winners were:

Winner, with a wonderful 36 points, was Liz Williams from Alresford GC

Runner Up, on count back, was local player Deanne Grant from RWGC, with 34 points.

Third was Pauline Howarth, from Cams Hall Estate GC, also with 34 points.

Div 2 Winner – Liz Williams

Seniors Div 2 Full results can be found here

The winner, and Seniors Champion, with the best gross score of 80, was Diane Oram from Basingstoke GC.

The Nett Champion was Jos Kerr from South Winchester GC, with a nett 73.

2nd Gross was Sue Gale, from Weybrook Park GC, with a 82.

2nd Nett was Alison Cox, from Hayling GC, with a nett 75.

3rd Gross was Julie Newbold, from Stoneham GC, with a 85.

3rd Nett was Jenny Readman, from Corhampton GC, with a nett 77.

Diane Oram – Seniors’ Champion

Seniors’ Div 1 Full Results can be found here

Congratulations to every single player who braved the brutal conditions and an overwhelming thank you to all at Royal Winchester Golf Club who made us all feel so welcome and could not be more helpful. Special mention to Paul the Manager who was out regularly on the course supplying our players with cold water.  Next year it may be raining……….