The Association was founded in 1911 by a few golf clubs who thought it would help to form a county golf association to act as a central authority for determining questions which may arise – and to promote the welfare and interests of the ladies’ amateur game in Dorset. This remains as true today as it did then, with the main objective being the promotion of the amateur game and the maintenance of the traditions and rules of the game, as defined by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. This does not cover everything the County Association does, but we hope it helps you understand that we are here for club golfers at all levels
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Defining handicap limits in competitions. Clubs have 3 clear options.
No handicap entry limits: Allow all players to play off actual handicap and have the possibility to win.
Set handicap entry limits: These should be limited to National/County/Elite competitions and events that may have large fields and require a ballot.
A competition is set up with a no handicap entry limit, which would allow all players to enter. However, eligibility for the main prize or trophy may be limited to a maximum handicap allowance and this must be stated in the Competition Conditions.
Dorset Ladies County Seniors Championship results…….
Jane Southcombe Best Gross and Anita Sweatland Best Nett…more
Ruth Thrussell, Ferndown achieved a Hole in One at the 7th hole, 135yd, Par 3 at Sherborne in a Beales match on Monday 30 April 2018. A cleanly hit 3 Rescue shot was struck into a strong head wind, the ball pitched before the green and ran forward into the hole!Opponent Priscilla Dickens said ‘I think you have a hole in one!’
Helen Durrant from Parkstone won the South West Regional Final of the above at Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon on 2 May. Helen, together with Melanie Coombs (Isle of Purbeck) and Heather Burrage (Crane Valley) will go forward to the National Men's and Women's Finals in August at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire.
Scarlett Williams. Parkstone wins the Dorset County Championshis 2018 and