Senior Stroke Play Championship News
Seniors head to Shropshire for English championship
A high quality field of more than 80 players will contest the English senior women’s stroke play championship at Shifnal Golf Club, Shropshire, from 19-21 June.
The 54-hole championship, to be played on the highly regarded parkland course, has attracted entries from across the country with 25 counties represented by the players.
Three past champions – Roz Adams of Surrey, Sue Dye of Cheshire and Janet Melville of Nottinghamshire (image © Leaderboard Photography) – are among the senior internationals taking part.
Other high profile competitors include British senior champion Felicity Christine of Surrey and Caroline Berry of Cheshire, a past winner of the English senior amateur title.
The event has also attracted a strong contingent of local players, led by the Shropshire senior champion, Sue Pidgeon of Wrekin, and fellow senior county players Ros Moor (Bridgnorth), Mair Robinson (The Shropshire) and Olive Brown (Shifnal).
Olive is one of four representatives of the host club, alongside Jan Sheargold, Jill Adams and Ann Peters, whose daughter, Alex has played for the England girls’ team.
The championship is played over 54 holes, with the whole field playing 18 holes on each of the first two days. After 36 holes, the top 36 players plus ties, will qualify for the final 18 holes on the third day.
The championship also features an over 65 prize and a county team trophy which promises to be keenly contested. The prize is awarded for the two best scores from each county after 54 holes.
Spectators are welcome.