National triumph for Whiteleaf ladies

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Ten ladies from Buckinghamshire club Whiteleaf GC have won the inaugural National Golf Club Challenge, an annual charity event which has been set up in support of Help For Heroes.

The ladies won the title through their performance in the Whiteleaf charity day in July when the ten best scores were compared against 200 other golf clubs in the UK.

As a result the ladies were treated to two days at the Belfry for the finals of the competition where they played the PGA National course, and were then presented with their trophy, a beautiful Waterford crystal vase, at a gala dinner.

Additionally, for next year, their prize also includes overnight accommodation and the opportunity to play at Celtic Manor, venue of this year’s Ryder Cup.

The ladies were also in top form on their day at the PGA National with Lizzie Fowke winning the longest drive, Hannah Frodsham nearest the pin on the 9th, and Val Rodger the champagne moment of the day for her story of being locked in the toilet on the 9th!

This was not the only success for Whiteleaf. In excess of 200 golf clubs participated in this year’s National Golf Club Challenge in support of Help for Heroes, and Whiteleaf raised the highest amount from any individual club, contributing over £11,000 to such a worthy cause.  

The winning team was: Audrey Winkworth, Yvonne Mealing, Jenny Masterton-Smith, Joan Muras, Val Rodger, Jane Rigby-Fielder, Denise Bullard, Hannah Frodsham, Lizzie Fowke, and Vivian Hill.