LADIES’ TEAM GOLF
Harborne Ladies have another busy season coming up with more than 25 matches against other clubs already arranged. There are five regular squads giving ladies of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy team golf. There is a great team ethos within our section and plenty of enthusiasm! Ladies wishing to play in matches can sign up online, on the team sheets in the ladies locker room or by contacting the appropriate team organiser.
Harborne Ladies play each year in the Warwickshire County League. The League is divided into four divisions which are drawn every two years at the County Dinner at Copt Heath. The first year draw specifically states which is to be the home side for that year. We play the same clubs in the second year and the venues are reversed. We usually play five matches in our respective divisions and the winners of each division are then through to the semi-finals and subsequently the final. Although the leagues are only drawn every two years there is a winner each year. The team consists of seven players.
The teams currently in our division are: Atherstone, Coventry Finham, Nuneaton, Walmley and The Warwickshire
The first of five matches will be played in April 2015 away against Walmley. The County League matches are always midweek. Ladies with handicaps 24 and below are encouraged to sign up, either on the list on the noticeboard in the Ladies’ Locker Room or by contacting the County Team Organiser, Val Orton firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Jordan, Lady Captain on email@example.com
INTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
This event takes place each year at different clubs within the county on the first Monday in September. Each team consists of five players who play 18 holes medal format. Scores of each player are added together for a team result. There are two trophies - one for best team gross score and one for best team net score. The team is selected from those ladies who have played in the County League during the season.
The 2015 event will take place on 7 September at Moor Hall.
COUNTY NINE HOLE LEAGUE
This League was set up two years ago with the aim of enabling working ladies to participate in team golf. Matches are held in the early evenings or at weekends and there are no handicap restrictions. The team consists of three pairs and the format is 4BBB, 3/8 handicap difference. In 2015, matches will be played against: The Warwickshire, Ladbrook Park, Copt Heath and Olton.
FIRST TEAM MATCHES (Friendlies)
The First Team plays seven fixtures against: Olton, The Warwickshire, Copt Heath, Walmley, Enville, Bromsgrove and Leamington.
The Copt Heath fixture consists of 7 singles matches but the remaining fixtures are 4BBB or Greensomes with teams of 8 players; handicap restrictions vary depending on the match but are generally 28 or below. All Matches are held midweek. In 2015, the First Team friendlies are being organised by Pat Mellard, Lady Captain Elect. Pat can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
SECOND TEAM MATCHES (Friendlies)
The Second Team plays nine fixtures, all of which are Greensomes matches with teams of eight. Priority is given to ladies with handicaps of 21 and above. Matches are played against: Hollywood, Moseley, Stourbridge, King’s Norton, Halesowen, North Worcestershire, Hagley, Edgbaston and Sandwell.
Sign up for individual fixtures is via the list on the noticeboard in the Ladies’ Locker Room or by contacting the Second Team Captain, Judith Hinton at Judith.email@example.com
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Each year we enter this national Knockout competition. Each round consists of five singles matches, the final match being played to ‘sudden death’ in the event of a draw. Players must have played in at least two earlier rounds to qualify to play in the semi finals and final and the teams are restricted to ladies with handicaps of 24 and below. There is a squad sheet to sign on the notice board in the Ladies’ Locker Room for any ladies who would like to be available for selection. Most matches are held at weekends.
And finally, just for fun
Ladies v B Team
Twelve ladies and twelve men play four ball better ball followed by a meal in the clubhouse. In 2015, this match will take place on Wednesday 20 May.
Ladies v Seniors
Again twelve ladies and twelve gents play four ball better ball followed by a meal. In 2015, this match is expected to take place on Monday 5 October.
WLCGA and WVLGA
All Harborne Ladies are affiliated to WLCGA and, subject to handicap restrictions are eligible for selection to play for Warwickshire County. All details are available on the WLCGA website.
Ladies affiliated to WVLGA and with handicaps of 26 and below are encouraged to make themselves available for selection to play in WVLGA matches, full details of which are on the WVLGA section of the WLCGA website and on the board in the Ladies’ Locker Room.