Run an EGT Charity Stableford

Ladies’ sections from clubs up and down the country have supported the EGT by fundraising at a nominated Stableford competition. The purpose of the England Golf Trust Women’s Stableford Competition is to raise funds to support young golfers of any level who, without some financial assistance, would not be able to continue playing the game.

The competition consists of a preliminary round, which is any women’s club Stableford played before 3rd July and a final. The highest scorer with a handicap index of 20.0 or lower, and the highest scorer with a handicap index between 20.1 and 36.0 will add their scores together and the top 30 pairs will be invited to play in the National Final which is played as a Better Ball pairs competition at King’s Norton Golf Club. Your help in promoting and encouraging entries to the England Golf Trust Stableford would be much appreciated both within your own club and your county.

Because of the restrictions imposed by the 2020 Covid-19 measures there was no competition in 2020 but we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021.  Make sure this year’s date of August 17th, 2021 in your diary and that your club runs a qualifying competition for a place before July 3rd, 2021.

2019 Winners News Release: Lancashire take home the England Golf Trust Trophy

A pair of Lancashire golfers have been crowned as national champions after winning the England Golf Trust National Pairs Stableford Finals at King’s Norton Golf Club in Worcestershire.

Lorraine Birch and Julie Norcliffe, from Lancaster Golf Club, combined to score 40 points in the better ball competition which in the last five years has raised £20,000 to support young people who need financial help to play the game. This year alone the total amount raised will be around £4,000.

A birdie on the 17th from Birch was enough to see the Lancaster pair finish one shot ahead of Anne Beckett and Shelagh Rafferty, from Pavenham Park in Bedfordshire, and Chevin duo Libby Harrison and Dawn Gray. The Bedfordshire pair took second place on countback.

“I’m overjoyed,” said ten-handicapper Birch. “We were delighted to get through to the final but didn’t really know what to expect once we got here.

“The secret today was that we both putted well. I think the key was playing a practice round yesterday because that got us used to the course and the pace of the greens. That really helped us both. It’s awesome to have won.”

“It has been fantastic,” agreed 21-handicapper Norcliffe. “I’ve only been playing five years, so I felt a little bit out of my depth, particularly as I haven’t been playing well recently. But playing with Lorraine made it easier, she helped to settle me down.”

“Once we drive home, we’re going to celebrate with a large gin and tonic, or two.”

“It has been another good year for the tournament,” said Trustee, Ian Watkins. “130 clubs took part in qualifying, with 28 here at the final today. The money we’ve raised from entry fees and donations will make a big difference to a lot of young people.”

Photos: Credit Leaderboard Photography.