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18th March - Newsletter

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Gloucestershire Girls v Gloucestershire U16 Boys

Sunday, 8 March - Forest Hills GC

Following last year’s disappointing cancellation of our match against the Gloucestershire Boys due to bad weather, the Girls were really looking forward to playing them this year.

On a dry but chilly morning (and yes we did have a bit of rain!), the six pairings were all ready to do battle against the Boys.  Captain Izzy Lloyd paired with ‘rookie’ Lily Oswald had to play Ashley Millington on his own as the Boys had a few injuries and even though he was on his own, he wasn’t intimidated by the Girls winning on the last with a birdie.

Our second pairing of Chloe Lloyd and another ‘rookie’ Elizabeth Robbins were firing on all cylinders and soon racked up an impressive win of 8&6 over Dylan Duffy and Charlie McKinnes.

Lorna Evans and Millie Gait were playing the Boys Captain Lewis Stalley and Charlie Saxton and their match was really tight throughout walking off the 18th with a deserved halve.

Vice-Captain Shannon Jones, paired with Gabriella Haynes played steadily and soon secured our second win on the 16th, 3&2.

In the 5th match, club mates Lily Whitaker and another ‘rookie’ Lucy Mabley found themselves playing Jamie Berry and Danny Townsend who also play at Minchinhampton.  Another tight match saw the four of them heading down the 18thand that’s when the boys stepped up and secured the win but not without their club mates pushing them all the way.

So at this point, the match was tied with the final pairings match being the decider.  

Rhian McGinley and Neve Jeffery were playing Sonny Nangle and Adam Sutton both from Broadway.  There was lots of great golf played but the boys stepped up to the 18th tee, 1up and with Rhian’s ball going in the pond in front of the green, it was advantage to the boys, who won the hole to finish their match 2 up.

With a final score of 2½  to 3½  to the boys, it was then time to enjoy a lovely roast meal with chocolate cake which soon brought back smiles on the faces of the Girls.

For the ‘rookies’ the match was a great introduction to the County Girls team, with Lily Oswald saying: “Playing in the match against the boys was an amazing opportunity to play alongside some of the older, more advanced girls, especially Izzy. She was very welcoming and supportive throughout. Not only was I able to pick up some great tips, but I was also able to build my confidence. It was nice to play with some of the county boys too as we don’t often have this experience. I think that events like this are very beneficial to all golfers and it has been a privilege to play for the team. Thank you”

Elizabeth has only just joined Gloucestershire Girls and said how much she enjoyed playing with Chloe on Sunday and winning their match.  She was proud to wear her new County jumper and is excited for her future with Gloucestershire Girls and is looking forward to getting involved in the Girls schedule over the forthcoming season.

Thank you to Forest Hills GC who were great hosts, to the greenkeepers for preparing the course which was in incredible condition bearing in mind the dreadful weather we have had recently, the caterers who fed and watered the teams and to all the supporters, including some of the other Gloucestershire Girls as well as their parents who followed them around the course even when it rained!

The Girls are already looking forward to next year’s match, when hopefully the result will go our way …….

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