Professional challenge for England’s promising girl golfers

Anna Collis

England’s up-and-coming girl golfers will have the chance to test their skills against the professionals on the WPGA’s 2017 One Day Series.

Players from the England Golf U16 and U18 regional girls’ squads have again been invited to play in the series of seven events which starts at Little Aston in May. Ten invitations are available at each tournament.

Rebecca Hembrough, England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, commented: “I’m delighted to say that once again the WPGA have supported our regional programme by offering invitations to regional squad players.

“Not only will they play great golf courses, but the playing groups will be mixed so they will tee it up with both experienced female professionals and those that are on the path to qualification. It’s a wonderful opportunity and great experience.”

In recent years three squad players have won events on the series: Becca Earl (Bishops Stortford) won twice, following in the footsteps of Megan Clarke (Cleckheaton & District) and Charlotte West (Harewood Downs). Last season, English U16 champion Lily May Humphreys (Channels), Anna Collis (Letchworth) and Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park) all claimed fourth place finishes.

The six events are: Little Aston, Staffordshire, on 8 May; Dunham Forest, Cheshire, on 24 May; Three Rivers, Essex, on 6 June; Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, on 26 June; Chestfield, Kent, on 21 July; Salisbury & South Wilts on 27 July; South Herts on 30 August.

Squad players should click here to apply before the following England Golf closing dates, all at noon: Little Aston, 10 April; Dunham Forest, 24 April; Three Rivers, 8 May; Kedleston Park, 30 May; Chestfield, 19 June; Salisbury & South Wilts, 26 June; South Herts, 31 July.

Entry will be for up to 10 players per event with a maximum handicap of four.

Caption: Anna Collis of Letchworth Golf Club (image © Leaderboard Photography)