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SILVER SHIELD FINAL 2018 
The final of the Silver Shield was held on 19th August at Colne Valley with Thorndon Park and Stock Brook Manor playing each other for the second year running.  As expected, it was a very tight and exciting match, and until the last couple of holes, it could have gone either way.  However, this year, Thorndon Park triumphed.  Congratulations to them, and commiserations to Stock Brook Manor.
 
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Thorndon Park winning team
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Stock Brook Manor team and caddies
 
EAST REGION JUNIOR COUNTY MATCH DAYS 
Good Luck to the Girls representing Essex at the 2018 East Region Junior County Match Days, 13th – 15th August at Letchworth Golf Club, Herts.
 

Ashley Chalmers  (Thorndon Park)
Maura Burns-Zaragoza  (Chigwell)
Erin Earl   (Little Channels)
Charley Hatley  (Colchester)
Ysobel Lush   (Langdon Hills)
Emma Nagler         (Chigwell)
Millie Penfold         (Thorpe Hall)
Sophie Wheeler   (Thorndon Park)
 
ESSEX LADIES TWO NEW CHAMPIONS FOR 2018 
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The Essex Ladies’ Championship and Seniors’ Championship was held over three days on the 27th to the 29th July 2018.  

We congratulate Ladies Champion Ashley Croft of Stockbrook Manor and Ladies Senior Champion Julie Race of Braintree on their win and thank  our Sponsor for supporting the Championship and Thorpe Hall Golf Club for hosting the event.

 

For full report please use link to County Championship.


 
EAST REGION COUNTY WEEK 
A great effort by the Essex team but not to be this year. Congratulations to  Norfolk who go forward to the National Finals in September.
 
 2018 Conty Week
    
THE R&A - GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND CURTIS CUP TEAM ANNOUNCED
Thursday 26 April 2018

GB&I Curtis Cup team announced

The R&A today announced the Great Britain and Ireland team to face the United States in the 40th Curtis Cup match which will be played at Quaker Ridge, New York from 8-10 June.

GB&I will defend the historic trophy after securing an 11-8 win over the United States at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland two years ago.

Great Britain and Ireland team

An eight-player team and one non-travelling reserve have been selected for the 2018 match with five players from England featuring alongside two Irishwomen and one Scot.

The GB&I team includes 16-year-old Lily May Humphreys who won the 2018 Helen Holm Championship at Royal Troon last week to add to the Girls British Open Amateur Championship and English Women’s Amateur Championship titles she won last year.

Olivia Mehaffey and Alice Hewson will make their second appearances for GB&I in the Curtis Cup after featuring in the winning side at Dun Laoghaire in 2016.

The full team to face the United States:

India Clyburn (21, Woodhall Spa, England)           

Lily May Humphreys (16, Stoke-by-Nayland, England)

Annabell Fuller (15, Roehampton, England)         

Sophie Lamb (20, Clitheroe, England)

Paula Grant (24, Lisburn, Ireland)            

Shannon McWilliam (18, Aboyne, Scotland)

Alice Hewson (20, Berkhamsted, England)           

Olivia Mehaffey (20, Royal County Down Ladies, Ireland)

Non-travelling reserve:

Annabel Wilson (17, Lurgan, Ireland)

Difficult Decision

Elaine Farquharson-Black, who will captain GB&I in the Curtis Cup for the second time following the win at Dun Laoghaire, said, “There have been a number of players throughout Great Britain and Ireland who have been in impressive form recently and it was a difficult decision to select only eight.

“The players selected will now have a wonderful opportunity to perform on the international stage in one of the world’s most prestigious events and I’m sure that they will give their very best as we attempt to retain the trophy against a talented team from the United States.”

Ireland’s Leona Maguire, currently the number two golfer in the Women’s WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING™, will turn professional next month and has ruled herself out of contention for selection, while England’s Isobel Wardle, who was also named in the provisional GB&I squad, has decided to focus on undertaking her school exams.

https://www.randa.org/News/2018/04/Great%20Britain%20and%20Ireland%20Curtis%20Cup%20team%20announced

 
LILY MAY WINS SCOTTISH TITLE TO BOOST CURTIS CUP HOPES
2018 Scottish Title
               Lily May Humphreys with the Helen Holm Trophy ( Derek McCabe)

England teenage international Lily May Humphreys gave her Curtis Cup hopes a boost when she won the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open championship at Royal Troon. 

Humphreys shot four-under par 68 in the final round to win by a stroke from Scotland’s Chloe Goadby. 

It’s Humphreys’ sixth title in the last 10 months and it marks a welcome return to top form for the 16-year-old, who is also the English women’s amateur champion. 

With an eye on this Thursday’s announcement of the Curtis Cup team, she commented: “This means a lot as I had lost form and recovered it for this event. 

“It’s great to have my game under control again. I think this is my biggest win, beating an international field. I felt if I could win this, then I had a chance for the Curtis Cup. My chances are up, but I don’t know whether I will get in.”

The 16-year-old was five-under and one shot off the lead going in to the final round. She finished on nine-under par after a superb closing four-under 68 in the breezy conditions, helped by a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh, with two further birdies at 12 and 13 ultimately proving decisive.

Goadby, in the group in front, just couldn’t reel Humphreys in, and her bogey at the par-3 17th saw her slip two shots behind. A birdie at the last for her own 68 put pressure on Humphreys but the Stoke by Nayland player held on for glory.

Defending champion Linn Grant from Sweden finished third on seven under par – with the Swedes taking the team title by a shot over Scotland. 

England’s Bel Wardle (Prestbury) took fifth place on four-under. The 18-year-old has already won the Portuguese amateur this season, adding it to 2017 wins in the English women’s and girls’ open championships. 

 

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 2018 fixture list 
Coming up......
21 Aug Girls’ Summer Meeting (Handicaps, & Beginners/Improvers)
21~23 Aug English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
23 Aug Bronze Shield Final
24 Aug Logan Finals
28 Aug East Region Girls Championship
29 Aug Silver County Open Meeting
30 Aug Seniors Team Friendly Match v Hertfordshire
31 Aug Second Team Finals
2 SepSilver Trophy Final







    

                     






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