Slinfold’s Karina Gill and Sue Hall took to the podium at the Jerdein Memorial Salver county competition earlier last month. The event, organised by the Sussex County Ladies Golf Association (SCGLA), was played at The Dyke Golf Club. The Jerdein Memorial Salver is one of a number of competitions in SCLGA’s calendar and, this year, attracted 45 golf clubs from across the county. Each golf club enters a pair, whose individual scores are aggregated to give the final score.
Both Karina and Sue put in an impressive performance, with Karina playing below handicap and earning a 0.6 reduction in her exact handicap. The pair’s aggregate score of 71 points secured first place and the Jerdein Memorial Salver.
Lady Captain, Jenny Wise, said: “We are delighted with Karina and Sue’s win. Winning an SCLGA county competition means a lot to our Club and puts Slinfold Golf & Country Club firmly on the golfing map.”
Also in July, Slinfold Ladies’ Division 3 team beat Mid Sussex at Ifield Golf Club in the Quarter-Finals of the Inter-Club Division 3 Championship 2019, a scratch matchplay competition also organised by SCLGA. The team, comprising seven players each with handicaps of 21 and above, will meet West Sussex in the Semi-Finals to be played on Goodwood’s Park Course on 9 August.
Jenny continued: “It is great to see our Club not only represented in the knockout stage of the Inter-Club Division 3 Championship, but doing well. We wish the team every success in the Semi-Finals.”
Earlier in the year, Karen Ashcroft and Cathy Downey represented Slinfold in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The national tournament starts with a series of seven eliminating rounds to get to the final 16 pairs who go on to play in the finals event.
Karen and Cathy are no strangers to the tournament having twice made it to the finals. They started the tournament in good form with wins against Horsham Golf Park in Round 1, Mannings Heath Golf Club in Round 2 and West Sussex Golf Club in Round 3. Unfortunately, in June they were defeated in Round 4 by Cranleigh Golf & Country Club.
Jenny commented: “We are very proud of Karen and Cathy and share their disappointment. Foursomes is undoubtedly the trickiest of all the golfing formats and the pair have a good track record together. They will be strong favourites in the Daily Mail Foursomes selection round that we hold later in the year, which decides who will go on to represent Slinfold in the 2020 tournament.”