South Staffs to host English Senior Women's Amateur Championship
South Staffordshire Golf Club (South Staffs) are celebrating their 125th centenary this year and along with all of the exciting plans they have for the year for members and visitors alike they have also been chosen to host England Golf’s English Senior Women’s Amateur Championships from 15th – 19th May.
This is not the first time South Staffs have held a championship event, the attractive parkland course has previously held an England Golf event so they know how prepare the course for some of the best players in the country.
With the field incorporating over 100 ladies the entry criteria is simple, you must be aged 50+ on the first day of the championship and have a handicap of 15.4 or better.
The Championship will also now include a new match play stage for players aged 60 and over. The event will start, as usual, with two rounds of stroke play to decide who goes forward to the matchplay events.
The top 32 players will compete in the championship matches for the Wendy Taylor Salver. The leading 16 players, aged 60 and over, will play for the Ann Howard Trophy.
Competitors can choose which competition they would like to play in, but will have to state their decision when registering at the event.
Last year’s title was claimed by Cheshire’s Cathie Rawthore in dramatic fashion from Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling. The match went down to the wire and finished on the third extra hole.
Entries are now open via the England Golf website: www.englandgolf.org/championships
If you want to experience South Staffs when the ground staff have the course at championship standard the club has added the Ladies Am-Am to their calendar on the 9th May.
If you’re not entering the event spectators are more than welcome to watch the championship unfold and support the top senior players from around the country and take advantage of the clubs facilities including the delicious catering that’s on offer.