Gloucestershire golf club wins national award

Westonbirt Trust stableford

The ladies of a Gloucestershire golf club hit top form to win England Golf’s national competition in support of its charity for girls’ golf.

Westonbirt Golf Club ladies’ section was named as the winner of the 2014 EWGA Trust Stableford Competition at the annual meeting of England Golf. They beat over 160 other clubs to claim the prize of a laptop computer.

Ladies’ sections were invited to fundraise for the EWGA Trust at a stableford competition. They were asked to make a donation based on the points scored by the top 10 players in their competition and nationwide they raised over £2600.

In Westonbirt’s nominated competition the top 10 players together amassed a superb 383 points and they finished two points clear of Bracken Ghyll in Yorkshire.  Third place went to Batchworth Park, Hertfordshire.

Ladies’ captain Mary Griffiths won the stableford with 40 points, pipping a fellow competitor on countback. “It must have been a good day, one of those nice sunny days with good run on the ball,” she laughed.

“We are delighted to win this,” said Mary. “We are a small club, but very friendly and we’re known for our teas!”

The ladies’ section are long standing supporters of the Trust and their junior section includes some girl members who are coming through coaching schemes run by Kirsty Taylor, a former Ladies European Tour professional.

The EWGA Trust was founded about 30 years ago and makes grants and awards bursaries to help girls and young women start and stay in golf. For more information about the Trust please click here

Caption: Mary Griffiths is presented with the laptop by England Golf board member Ian Watkins.