DLCGA 1st Team and 2nd Team 2017
Match Reports 2017
Friendly match v Dudsbury GC men on Sunday 19th March
On Sunday 19th March a mixed team of first and second team players took on Dudsbury GC men under the captaincy of Paul Fitzpatrick.
The ladies that played were:
Jane Southcombe & Megan Thompson
Sue Edwards & Scarlett Williams
Louise Pettitt & Alex Cornell
Chloe Stanley & Laura Webb
With Becky Dodd loaned to Dudsbury men and Terri le Quesne and Alison Fitzpatrick playing for the ladies.
It was a very windy day but luckily the rain stayed away but it was very cold and the gusting wind did not help the ladies.
The competition was 4BBB and not the Foursomes originally planned but all the players enjoyed a good day out with the first match of the season going to Dudsbury men 4 – 1.
We will be playing another match in April and will be going Ryder Cup style with 9 x foursomes, 9 x 4BBB and 9 singles. Should be a very interesting format.
A big thank you to Dudsbury GC for organising the match especially Andy Rideout, Paul Fitzpatrick and the men’s Captain – Neal Riley.
Dorset First Team match v Dudsbury men on Sunday 23rd April 2017
It was a lovely day for golf, the sun was shining for most of the day and it was a very calm with hardly any wind – what more could you ask for at Dudsbury GC?
We had earlier in the month played against Dudsbury Men lead by Paul Fitzpatrick (Club Captain) and lost 5 – 2 but the ladies went out with a very determined spirit.
The team of:
Jane Southcombe, Becky Dodd, Harriet Teversham, Becky Hobell, Amanda Walker, Louise Pettit, Chloe Stanley and Lauren Purchase played greensome for the front nine and then singles for the back nine.
The course looked in excellent condition and the swan on her nest watched some excellent golf from everyone. The greensomes started the day well for us and we won 3 – 1, onto the singles which we won 5 – 3 an overall win of 8 – 4 and a combined win of 10 – 9. Paul thought that he had managed to get back to all square against Lauren when he pitched in to a few inches from the hole and he turned to Lauren and said ‘beat that’, which she did by holing her pitch. The matches were all played in great spirit and friendliness.
A very big thank you to Beate and David for continuing to support Dorset Ladies, to Andy Rideout for arranging the matched with Paul Fitzpatrick. To all the men who came out and played against us – it was a great start to the season.
Also, thank you to all the ladies that played in both matches.
DORSET V WILTSHIRE
On Sunday 21st May, Dorset County Ladies played a match against Wiltshire County Ladies at Dudsbury GC. The sun was shining but there was still a strong breeze to make the ladies think about their golf shots.
We played foursomes in the morning and 9 holes of singles in the afternoon.
The players for Dorset were:
Amanda Walker, Jo Terry, Megan Thompson, Lilli Horn, Scarlett Williams, Louise Burke, Jen Randall and Chloe Haesler.
Unfortunately, the Wiltshire Captain had two players who did not turn up and Jen and Chloe very kindly played for Wiltshire.
There was excellent golf played by everyone and we enjoyed a well-deserved win.
I would like to thank Dudsbury GC for their continued support of Ladies Golf n Dorset.
DORSET V SOMERSET
On Sunday 28TH May, Dorset County Ladies played a match against Somerset County Ladies at Yeovil GC. The sun was shining and it was a very good day for golf if the rain stayed away.
Two players stepped in at short notice Jen Randall and Di Loving, a special thanks to them with Di standing in at 6pm the night before.
We played foursomes and the team was:
Amanda Walker, Jo Terry, Lilli Horn, Jane Southcombe, Jen Randall, Di Loving, Becky Dodd and Tracy Bryant.
Somerset put out a strong team and there was some excellent golf played and all the matches were very competitiv. We were lucky that the rain didn’t arrive until the last group were playing the 17th.
The result was a halved match which was a fair result.
Thank you to all the players for playing.
Dorset II vs Devon II – 16th July 2017
The teams were as follows:
Dorset - Sarah Webb, Georgina Wrixon, Louise Pettitt, Laura Thomas, Amanda Walker, Rebecca Martin, Tracy Bryant and Scarlett Williams.
Devon – Meg Roussouw, Helena Standen, Lorna Elliot, Emily Morey, Lexi Dart, Charlotte Husband and Rebekah Nicholls.
The matches were played on a fine day at Bulbury Woods Golf Club. The course was quite challenging for the players – especially some of the sloping greens!
The morning foursomes were keenly fought with two being particularly close. Amanda and Rebecca lost 3/1 in the end after being 1 up at the turn. This match fluctuated greatly. Louise and Laura came up against a tough pairing in Lorna and Emily and were beaten 5/3. Sarah and Georgina gave us our only win of the morning, coming back to win 1 up. This left the standing at 2-1 to Devon going in to the afternoon singles.
Four of the afternoon matches could have gone either way. Sarah, all square at the turn with Emily, produced a fine performance to win 3/2. Scarlett played beautifully and missed a putt to give her the victory, leaving the match halved with Meg. Amanda’s match with Rebekah was up and down. It was all square at the turn, but Amanda eventually lost 2/1. Laura was AS after nine in a close match between her and Lorna. She was very unlucky to lose 1 down on the 18th. Tracy was three down half way round, but pulled it back and was unfortunate to lose on 18th to Helena - 1 down. Georgina also had a close contest being 1 down, but finally losing 3/1 to Lexi. This gave Devon a 4 ½ to 1 ½ result in the singles.
Overall Devon beat Dorset by 6 ½ to 2 ½ but this doesn’t really do the Dorset performance justice. Many of the matches were almost too close to call. Results were achieved on 18th green in four of the nine matches with Dorset gaining only a ½ from these.
I would like to thank Christine Longden of Devon and her team for a day in which the golf was played in a wonderfully friendly spirit. I would also like to thank all of the staff at Bulbury Woods Golf Club for the welcome we received and the course. Well done to all of the girls, Devon and Dorset, for producing a fine example of how golf should be played.
Tracy Bryant - Vice Captain
Cornwall II vs Dorset II 30th July 2017
We made the very long journey down to Truro for our practice round on the Saturday. Most of us arrived at the same time as the torrential rain. This meant that we could only play seven holes of the course before the matches! Cornwall put out an incredibly strong team with many of the ladies being home members of Truro GC. We weren’t disheartened though and went in to our matches with high hopes.
The weather for the matches was glorious. Di Loving and Vicki Jones went out first and made a good fist of it, though they lost 4/2. The other pairings of Amanda Walker and Sarah Webb, and Louise Pettitt and Laura Webb met unstoppable forces in their matches and were beaten 6/5 and 7/6 respectively. The morning foursomes ended up with Cornwall 3-0 ahead, but we still felt we were in with a chance in the singles as at least we had all seen the course now!
Louise began the afternoon match and, though she played very well, lost 4/2. Laura Webb came up against Laura Andrew, the Cornwall Champion – an almost impossible task! Laura could not keep pace with her. She lost 9/8. Di said that she thoroughly enjoyed playing against Olivia Trewhela - a great player! Di was beaten 8/6. Tracy Bryant played Penny Cartwright. It was a tight match, though eventually Tracy was beaten 3/2. Amanda Walker played some lovely golf, but came up against a formidable opponent in Cath Hopkins. Amanda lost 4/3. Sarah Webb played Gemma Marsland in her last match as an amateur before turning professional. Sarah played some amazing golf, but finally succumbed on the 17th, losing 3/1.
Though the team lost 9-0, I was incredibly proud of every one of the players. They never let their heads drop and kept battling to the end. The matches were played in a wonderful spirit and our ladies came away feeling pleased they had done their best. Thanks go to Vicki Stevenson, Cornwall Captain for being so welcoming and also to Truro GC for looking after us so well.
Cornwall Team – Emily Wilson, Laura Andrew, Olivia Trewhela, Gemma Marsland, Cath Hopkins, Annie Lobb and Penny Cartwright.
Dorset Team – Laura Webb, Louise Pettitt, Di Loving, Sarah Webb, Tracy Bryant, Vicki Jones and Amanda Walker.
Tracy Bryant – Vice Captain