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West of England Harper Salver

by Secretary

on Tue June 13, 2017

WEST OF ENGLAND AMATEUR LADIES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

 

In dry but very windy conditions ladies played at Bath Golf Club on Sunday 11th June for the Harper Salver, won by Megan Giles of St. Mellion.

 

Unfortunately, from an initial field of 57, five had to drop out on the day mainly due to injury but the remaining 52 fought hard over two rounds for the Harper Salver and the Costeloe Nett Trophy.

 

The quality of the handicaps was excellent and the enthusiasm and professionalism shown by the players continued throughout the day.

 

Although the wind could have been described as distinctly fresh on the first tee, on the top of the hill at Bath one would undoubtedly have called it a 3-club wind!  In view of this, our winner’s performance is all the more impressive as she matched the course record with her second round of 69 and came in with a gross 144, which is one of the best results for the Harper Salver.

 

Hard on Megan’s heels came Becky Dean with a second round gross of 70 but 78 in her first round gave her a total of 148.  She was pipped for second place by Mimi Rhodes who maintained a very steady 73 twice round Bath’s par 74 course and came in with 146.

Chelsea Masters and Lauren Hillier both with 148, gained 4th and 5th places respectively on countback from Becky.

 

Jemima Gregson with a 71 took Best Gross AM and Megan Lockett with 72 won the Best Gross PM.

 

Harper Salver Winner Megan Giles also won the Costeloe Trophy for her 142 while the nett prizes went to 1st, Nicola Wainwright on countback from 2nd, Jess Hays both with 144 and 3rd to Nicola Slater on 148.

 

Congratulations to all our winners and especially to teenager member at Bath, Jess Hays, who played 4 under and came in with a nett 70 on her second round.

Seniors' Open 4BBB Stableford Results

by Handicap Committee

on Thu May 18, 2017

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Men's Easter Open Results

by Handicap Committee

on Fri April 14, 2017

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Invictus Golf Trials

by Secretary

on Thu April 6, 2017

The first ever Invictus Golf Trials were hosted at Bath Golf Club, for the run up to Toronto 2017

 

Invictus Golf Trials - April 2017
I wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you and your wonderful team and club members for hosting us for our trials afternoon. The club members made us feel so welcome and were truly outstanding volunteers. I have heard first hand from many of the guys and girls who wanted to pass on their thanks just what a great time everyone had (I am just sorry I could not join you all!).

Thank you once again for going above and beyond to ensure all those involved had the best possible experience.

 I hope you and your volunteers enjoy trying to spot the UK Golf Team on the TV in September- hopefully you will recognise a couple of faces!

Jennie Cooper

UK Team Invictus Games Project Manager

Help for Heroes

 

Just wanted to thank you once again for the great hospitality showed to us all on Thursday. I am very humbled you would do that for us. I certainly will visit the club if ever I am in Bath again.

Player

Jenny Hobbs honoured with England Golf's Lifetime Service Award

by Office

on Fri March 24, 2017

Article from EnglandGolf:

Somerset golfer honoured with top England Golf award

A Somerset golfer who has shared her love of the game for over half a century has been honoured with England Golf’s Lifetime Service Award.

Jenny Hobbs of Bath Golf Club was presented with the award – sponsored by Your Golf Travel - at a glittering ceremony last night at Lord’s when the spotlight shone on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf.

She was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game.

Jenny, who is featured in a specially filmed video, was recognised for her decades-long contribution of inspiring fellow players, encouraging juniors and supporting her club, county and country.

“If she had been paid for the hours given to golf she would be a rich woman,” said Bath Ladies’ Captain Louise Buxton. “When Jenny reaches heaven if there is no golf course she will set about its organisation!”

Jenny remarked: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed, this is marvellous and terribly exciting!” Her award includes a one-night stay with two rounds of golf, for four people at a UK Marriott Hotel and Country Club, given by Your Golf Travel.

She first learned golf as a school leaver, taught alongside a neighbour’s son at a local municipal course by a professional/greenkeeper. “All I remember is that he used to wear a long coat but he gave us jolly good lessons and I have been passionate about golf ever since.”

She cherishes the friendships made and the health benefits gained. “I would recommend it rather than depending on the NHS,” she added.

Jenny, 83, has been a member of Bath Golf Club since 1969 and is known throughout club, county and region as an unstinting volunteer.

At the club, she’s been ladies’ captain three times, has sat on the general committee and still organises the ladies’ friendly matches.

In the ladies’ centenary year in 1983 she played 100 holes in a day to raise funds for the celebrations. Then, at the age of 80, she played 80 holes in a day to raise over £1300 for the captain’s charity!

Jenny has been closely involved with the county association, playing second team golf and serving as Somerset President before being made a life member. She’s also a keen supporter of the Bristol and District Ladies Golf Alliance and of South West golf, with many particularly fond memories of her days on the regional committee. At national level, she has been involved with training England teams.

What’s more, she’s still a winning golfer who collected three trophies last season!

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