The dream team of Tracey and Amelia Williamson has just captured a fourth successive win in the annual Mothers and Daughters’ tournament at Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club.
The pair, from Royal Cromer in Norfolk, have never been beaten and this year they were three shots clear of their closest challengers, having scored three-over par for 27 holes of medal foursomes.
Tracey, a multiple Norfolk champion and past county captain, plays off one, while Amelia, an England girl international, has a handicap of plus-three. This year’s score was their best so far – but they’re not satisfied!
Amelia explained: “We really wanted to set a scoring record that would never be beaten. This year we were level par after the first round and it was looking good, but then we missed three silly putts.”
They’ll have another chance next year before Amelia goes to study in the USA. When the Williamsons began their run in 2014, she was 13 and the youngest-ever winning daughter.
This year’s runners-up were the 2012 winners Christine and Charlotte Griffith of Walton Heath. Third place went to Hankley Common’s Jill Brown, playing for the first time with her 18-year-old daughter, Kirsty; they also took the handicap prize.
Royal Mid Surrey is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and has hosted the Mothers and Daughters for the last 55 years.
Caption: Tracey and Amelia Williamson with their trophies (image courtesy Julia Burrows).