Ladies lift trophy in a hard-fought battle

Matlock Golf Club's ladies team
Matlock Golf Club's ladies team
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Matlock Golf Club’s ladies are celebrating after lifting the Ian Burtoft Trophy.

The team travelled to Wollaton Park on Sunday, October 9, with caddies and supporters, to win the inaugural year of the competition, an add-on to the Spondon Trophies, to enable there to be the inclusion of a Ladies Competition. The final proved to be a hard-fought battle against Breadsall Priory Ladies.

This knock-out competition started early in the season with Matlock having a squad of players that has led them through to the eventual final.

A club spokesman said: “Sincere thanks go to everyone for their commitment and the high standard of golf played throughout, especially lady captain Jenny Simpson for her enthusiasm and drive throughout.

“We were thrilled to get to the final and our decision to go out in handicap order paid off.

“The format was match play with full handicap difference, with almost every match being closely fought to the end. All players, caddies and spectators feeling the pressure of a final throughout – a truly amazing day – our caddies need a special mention, you were brilliant”

Dinner and prize presentation followed with Veda Kay, lady vice-captain of Matlock, receiving the trophy and giving an acceptance speech on behalf of the squad.

Meanwhile, the results from the Thursday Stableford are: Division One winner Craig Longmore 40pts, Division Two and above Richard Lowe 36pts, Ladies winner Denise Morley 33pts, Veterans David McDonald 40pts.

Children’s Entertainment Competition: Winners Chris and Pete Milnes 47pts, 2nd Adam Gregory and Chris Parker 45pts, 3rd Chris Woodward and Des Martin 44pts.

On Sunday, the Captains’ Challenge was held with the left handers playing the right handers, ending in a 3-3 tie. The club issued special thanks to right handed professional Christian Goodman for playing left handed and joining in the fun.