Waterlooville Golf Club will join a stellar list of English courses to have hosted the 2016 English Women’s County Finals after being to chosen to stage the event.
Stephen Millett, President of WGC said: “Waterlooville is honoured to have been chosen to hold such a prestigious ladies’ event this year.
“We have held pro-ams and hosted many local and national tournaments since our club was founded in 1907, but this will be on a different scale. The members are very excited that our course has been selected by England Golf and we will be pulling out all the stops to make it a truly memorable occasion.”
England Golf Championship Director James Crampton added:
“Waterlooville is a beautiful parkland course set in the heart of Hampshire. We chose it because we recognised that the course had the length that we were seeking for this standard of competition, plus it is in extremely good condition with fast greens and tight fairways. A true test of golf!”
The five-day match play championship will be contested by six teams, each representing one of the regions: East, Midlands North, Midlands South, North, South and South West.
During the tournament’s long history, the Hampshire ladies’ team have won the title four times including most recently in 2014 at Belton Park GC in Lincolnshire, when Waterlooville’s own scratch golfer Kerry Smith was a senior member of the squad securing 6.5 points out of a possible 8. Kerry has played in all four winning Hampshire teams.
WGC Ladies’ Captain, Allison Bolam concludes: “This is a great compliment to our club. The prestige of the County Finals is growing every year, and it will be thrilling to watch the best lady amateur golfers in the country competing for the title on our fairways ... and to see how Waterlooville is meant to be played!”
The England County Finals will take place from Monday 12 – Friday 16 September, and entrance is free. Spectators are very welcome.
To keep up-to-date with news, results, profiles and much more please visit: www.waterloovillegolfclub.com or www.englandgolf.org/womenscountyfinals
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