England Golf Trust
In the difficult and unusual times we find ourselves in the England Golf Trust has made the decision to suspend the awarding of grants and cancel the National Women’s Pairs Stableford until restrictions have been removed by the Government. Any outstanding bursary payments will be paid against invoice as usual but no new payments will be allocated. If you have any queries please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For several years ladies' sections have supported the Trust by fundraising at a nominated Stableford competition. The England Golf Trust Women’s Stableford Competition purpose is to raise funds to support young golfers of any level who, without some financial assistance, would not be able to continue playing the game.
The competition consists of a preliminary round, which is any women’s club Stableford played before 6th July and a final. The highest scorer from Divisions 1,2 and 3 (20 and below) and from Divisions 4 and 5 (21 to 36) will add their scores together and the top 30 pairs will be invited to play in the National Final which will be a Better Ball pairs competition at Kings Norton Golf Club on 20th August 2019.
Your help in promoting and encouraging entries to the England Golf Trust Stableford would be much appreciated both within your own club and your county.
Download the conditions of the Stableford 2020 competition here
Download and complete a Stableford 2020 competition entry form here
View England Golf Trust National Pairs Final Order of Play 2019
View England Golf Trust National Pairs Qualifying Results 2019
A pair of Lancashire golfers have been crowned as national champions after winning the England Golf Trust National Pairs Stableford Finals at King's Norton Golf Club in Worcestershire.
Lorraine Birch and Julie Norcliffe, from Lancaster Golf Club, combined to score 40 points in the betterball competition which in the last five years has raised £20,000 to support young people who need financial help to play the game. This year alone the total amount raised will be around £4,000.
A birdie on the 17th from Birch was enough to see the Lancaster pair finish one shot ahead of Anne Beckett and Shelagh Rafferty, from Pavenham Park in Bedfordshire, and Chevin duo Libby Harrison and Dawn Gray. The Bedfordshire pair took second place on countback.
“I’m overjoyed,” said ten-handicapper Birch. “We were delighted to get through to the final but didn’t really know what to expect once we got here.
“The secret today was that we both putted well. I think the key was playing a practice round yesterday because that got us used to the course and the pace of the greens. That really helped us both. It’s awesome to have won.”
“It has been fantastic,” agreed 21-handicapper Norcliffe. “I’ve only been playing five years, so I felt a little bit out of my depth, particularly as I haven’t been playing well recently. But playing with Lorraine made it easier, she helped to settle me down.”
“Once we drive home, we’re going to celebrate with a large gin and tonic, or two.”
“It has been another good year for the tournament,” said Trustee, Ian Watkins. "130 clubs took part in qualifying, with 28 here at the final today. The money we’ve raised from entry fees and donations will make a big difference to a lot of young people.”
Photos: Credit Leaderboard Photography.