CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Lily Hirst produced a commanding performance to become the first Yorkshire player to win the English Girls’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.
Hirst stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field – securing a convincing win on the challenging Hotchkin Course.
The Yorkshire Champion carded rounds of 72 and 78 to claim a six-shot victory on four over par 150. That was more than enough to see the Yorkshire girls’ champion finish six shots ahead of England Girls’ squad member Rafiah Banday from Surrey.
Hirst’s sensible play kept her well ahead of the pack. She explained: “There were a couple of different holes with the bunkers in play and some of the greens played tough. I think I had a couple of bad holes in the second round and I dropped back and played safe for a while. I kept it risk-free throughout the round.”
She didn’t expect to win, but found she wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the result. Hirst said: “It was a massive surprise, I thought I might finish in the top 10 so I’m really surprised to win. I was so shocked [coming off the 18th] I looked over to my dad and he had a massive grin on his face.”
Runner-up Banday posted two rounds of 78 to clinch second place two shots ahead of Gloucestershire’s Jessica Brown and four in front of Lili Rose Hunt from Worcester & Hereford. Sussex champion Chloe Burdon closed with a 76 to finish fifth on 161.
Hirst joins Suffolk’s Alice Barlow (2016), Bedfordshire’s Georgia Staroscik (2017) and Sophie Wheeler (2018) from Essex as past winners of the event.
Congratulations to Jarrad Hazelden who aced the 5th on Saturday
Fantastic Junior Performances Brings Title
Congratulations to the Junior section who this week won their league title. Season report coming soon
Important notice on Club Car Parking
From time to time this year the President is offering her parking spot to the highest bidder, all proceeds will go towards a new greens mower.
New Course Rules
As we move into the main playing season this is just a reminder that there have been changes to the rules of golf and also to the set up of the golf course.
New local rules will be posted in the locker rooms and in the Pro shop.
On the course the OOB down the 1st has been extended to include the area used for cutting turf, the reedbeds and the soil storage heap. This area of OOB is also in play when playing the 3rd. Please do not retrieve golf balls from the reedbed as golf shoes will perforate the delicate butyl liner.
On the 4th the OOB on the ravine has been extended right to the wall behind the 5th tee.
The ditch across the 6th/15th is a yellow penalty area. Note that you should keep the point where it crossed the edge between you and the pin when taking your drop. Given the terrain this will probably be higher up the slope than the position the ball finished in. Also remember you can go back as far as you like and this may be helpful in order to find a flatter spot to drop in.
The area on the corner of the field when playing 6/15 which was previously a free drop marked by green posts is now a red penalty area. This means you don’t need to find your ball if it is certain it finished in the penalty area. If you are fortunate to find your ball in a playable position then you can play it without penalty.
There is no free relief from footpaths unless they are artificially surfaced. The only exception is the path at the back of the 10th tee and the across the 12th (but not 9/11) which are being marked in blue.
Please don’t forget to replace divots and repair pitch marks.
Gillian Goodlass (President) & Roger Patrice (Director of Course)
HUDDERSFIELD, HALIFAX and DISTRICT GOLF ASSOCIATION
LADIES WINTER LEAGUE
Congratulations to Outlane’s Irene Battye and Carol Crowther on
winning the latest round of the HHDGA Ladies Winter League held
at Outlane on Wednesday 27th February.
The full results are as follows:
1st.Irene Battye and Carol Crowther
Outlane 34 points
2nd Luba Brierley and Jane Schofield
Lightcliffe 32 points
3rd Carole Hampson and Elaine Mackie
Crow Nest Park 31 points
It was a beautiful warm sunny day and the 72 ladies who took part
all thoroughly enjoyed such amazing ‘winter’ weather.
A big thank you goes to all the Outlane members who helped with
the organisation both before and during the event and of course to
the greens and catering staff who did a splendid job.
This weeks TriCast Result & Bonus Ball result
This is a reminder that you can make pre-paid entries into the draw by submitting sets of 3 numbers between 1 and 15 to the office.
Each set of numbers costs £26 for a year and you have the chance of winning:-
– the jackpot if you predict the 3 numbers in the correct sequence
(this has ranged between £200 and £2000 in the last year)
– the bonus pool if you predict the 3 numbers but in the wrong sequence
(this has been up to £160 in the last year)
Alternatively, you can make an entry any week by filling in the sheet behind the bar.
Best of luck!