England Golf has today confirmed the players selected for the 2022 women’s squad ahead of exciting challenges at home, in Europe and on the world stage.
Rosie Belsham, Annabell Fuller, Charlotte Heath, Caley McGinty, Mimi Rhodes and Amelia Williamson will proudly fly the flag for England in 2022.
All six golfers were involved as either playing members or reserves in the squads which struck gold at last summer’s European Ladies’ Team Championships in Northern Ireland and then retained the Home Internationals at Woodhall Spa.
In addition, Fuller, Heath and McGinty all featured for GB&I in the Curtis Cup clash with the United States of America at Conwy Golf Club in August.
Every squad member is a product of the England Golf player pathway and latterly the college system in America where they have enjoyed both team and individual success.
Last year McGinty won five times on the college circuit while Rhodes also claimed her maiden collegiate title.
Fuller also competed at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and will head there once again in April alongside McGinty to represent England at one of the most prestigious events in women’s golf.
This year England will look to retain their Home International crown at Ballyliffin in Ireland and also the European title when they defend at Conwy in Wales. Pictured below is the victorious Home International team from 2021.
The squad will then head to France for the World Championships aiming to become the first English team to lift the Espirito Santo Trophy in this 29th staging of the event.
Jennifer Henderson, assistant performance manager for women’s golf, said: “I think I speak for the entire coaching team when I say it is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with this exceptionally talented group of players this year.
“With an exciting year of golf ahead, these players remain committed, ambitious, and determined in the pursuit of excellence.
“Our national coaching team will support this group of players technically, physically, and mentally throughout the year to help realise individual goals.
“After a challenging few years because of the pandemic, 2022 promises to provide ever greater coaching and competitive opportunities.
“These players will not only be focusing on developing their skills in the quest for individual success in terms of titles and representative selections, but a great squad dynamic will also help towards achieving our shared goal of defending the European Ladies’ Team Championship and contending for a medal at the World Championship in August.
“Having not been held for four years, the Espirito Santo World Championship is the pinnacle of team golf for England where we get to compete against the very best players from around the globe.
“Whilst elite female amateur golf continues to become ever more competitive, this group of players will have every opportunity to add to their already successful amateur careers in 2022 – we can’t wait to see how they get on!”
ENGLAND WOMEN’S SQUAD 2022
- Rosie Belsham (main image, bottom right)– Whitley Bay GC, Northumberland
- Annabell Fuller (main image, top centre)– Roehampton GC, Surrey
- Charlotte Heath (main image, bottom left)– Huddersfield GC, Yorkshire
- Caley McGinty (main image, top right) – Knowle GC, Gloucestershire
- Mimi Rhodes (main image, bottom centre)– Burnham and Berrow GC, Somerset
- Amelia Williamson (main image, top left) – Hunstanton GC, Norfolk