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SOUTH WEST AUSTRALIAN SPOONS FOURSOMES REGIONAL FINAL

LONG SUTTON GOLF CLUB, SOMERSET - 19th JUNE 2023 

The Australian Spoons competition is a stableford foursomes tournament for women with a handicap index of between 15.0 and 54.0. It is an England Golf comptetition with the first stage being played at Club level.

Clubs are requested to hold at least one qualifying competition for their members, but competitors can enter as many times as they like and play with different partners at club level. Entry fee is £3 per player, per round (£6 per card). ALL entry fees are payable to the Regional Organiser on entry to the regional final. 

 

The pair who return the best score at each club are eligible for one of six regional finals and the winners of those qualify for the national final where they are the overnight guests of England Golf.  (The qualifying partnership must not change for the regional and national finals). 

The Qualifying period for the 2023 Australian Spoons competition begins on 1st January 2023. Entry closing date is 5th June 2023. Please contact Jean booth for further details. 

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Winners 2023 -Anne Kirton & Sue Pakes of Bridport & West Dorset with a magnificent 43 points together with Somerset County Vice President Sandra Ford and Long Sutton Ladies Captain Christine Turner 

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Runners-up - Louise Brown & Stephanie Anne Long

- Saunton GC

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4th - Ruth Langenberg & Brenda Williams

- Filton GC 

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3rd Place - Lindsay Sawdon & Jayne Wilkinson

- Cape Cornwall GC      

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5th - Gilly Fogg & Ruth Gwilliam

- Cotswold Hills GC

The SW Regional Australian Spoons took place at Long Sutton GC on 19th June . There were 35 pairs competing who enjoyed a lovely sunny day with a slight wind on the Somerset Levels.

The day flowed well thanks to the help of Somerset referees Gordon Phillips and Zena Balcombe who were there to help with any queries. In fact Zena suffered a near miss from a golf ball which landed in the buggy bumper area! 

Zena took the challenge to identify the precise point to mark her ball by crawling on hands and knees to reach beneath the buggy!

All the ladies were smiling when they returned their cards for checking and inputting. The atmosphere was great inside and outside the clubhouse. I was delighted so many had stayed for the short presentation at the end including all the prize winners. Results have been emailed and will replace the start sheet on the visitors page of the Long Sutton website (a link to which is shown on the button above)

Thank you to the whole team at Long Sutton who helped make the day so enjoyable. Particular thanks to the Lady Captain Christine Turner who stayed for the whole day. Thank you also to Jean Booth from Burnham & Berrow GC who not only helped before the event but again stayed all day and took some great photos. 

Sandra Ford - SLCGA Vice-President 

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