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Burghley Park Ladies make progress in the Taskers Trophy national inter-club competition

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Burghley Park Ladies’ Taskers B team travelled to Rothley Park near Loughborough for what promised to be a tough match in the second round of the national inter-club competition.

Team colours of red, white and blue were particularly appropriate for the match played over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Opening the match was Sara Harris who played well to secure an emphatic 6&4 victory, soon to be followed by Lynda Lancaster with an impressive 5&3 victory.

Burghley Park B team players and caddies after their impressive away win in the Taskers Inter-Club Trophy competition at Rothley Park.
Burghley Park B team players and caddies after their impressive away win in the Taskers Inter-Club Trophy competition at Rothley Park.

The experience of Chris Taylor proved decisive with a 3&2 win and there were further victories on the 18th from Kay Hircock (two up) and Michelle Powell (one up).

Sue Adlam, playing in her first Taskers singles match, and Bev Harpham both reached the 18th before Rothley Park won the matches giving Burghley a final margin of victory by 5-2.

Team captain Jane Saggers was delighted with the result which takes Burghley into the third round of this national singles competition.

The Taskers A team were also in action, playing against Lingdale at home.

Lingdale won 5-2 but team captain Gail Hunt commented that most of the matches could have gone either way with five being taken to the 18th hole and she thanked all players and their supportive caddies for a fine effort.

More success was in store for Burghley ladies when seven teams from the club took part in the Lincs Veterans Ladies Golf Association Spring meeting at Spalding.

Thirty-six pairs had to contend with temperatures barely reaching 10C, gusty winds and heavy showers, as well as fast greens and punishing rough.

However, this did not deter the pairing of Sue Churchill and Stephanie Crook who collected the silverware – the Chaplin Trophy – with their winning score of 43 points.

The ladies’ Lincs County League B team remain unbeaten this season after they halved their away fixture against Lincoln B.

Sue Churchill and Gail Hunt led the team out and put up a dogged fight before going down 2&1 against an in-form home pair.

Mel Griffiths and Penny Campbell levelled the score with a fine 4&2 win while Anne Hughes and Carol Johnson went down 6&4 before the final pairing of Stephanie Crook and Jayne Carney won 4&2 to halve the match.

The Burghley A league team travelled to take on county champions Toft and, after a tough match over the challenging course, they won one match, halved another and lost two giving a 2.5-1.5 win to their hosts.

The ladies Ping pairs competition was a high scoring event with all 12 pairs scoring better than par off 85 per cent handicap.

Three teams scored 42 points, but taking third place on countback were Stephanie Crook (playing off 18) and Gail Hunt (14).

Sandy Bushby (13) and Helen Haynes (23) must have thought they were in with a chance with their 43 points, but were pipped to the post by Lynda Lancaster (23) and Karen Collins (25) who, with a better back nine, took first place, also with 43 points.

Four pairs from Market Harborough played in the latest mixed friendly fixture at Burghley which resulted in a 3-1 win for the hosts.

The team from Market Harborough described the Burghley course as ‘stunning’ and commented on the delicious meal and very warm welcome they received.

Burghley ladies had a social match away against Greetham Valley last week.

They won the match 3-1 with victories from Sue Adlam with Pippa Le Sage, Mary Gates with Lynda Lancaster, and Chris Redfern with Helen Pollard.

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