Ladies celebrate 200 years of ladies golf

ROYSTON Golf Club’s ladies celebrated the 200th anniversary of ladies golf at the weekend.

Each of the players donned an item of tartan clothing to commemorate the first ever recorded ladies tournament which was played at Scotland’s Messelburgh Links course in 1811.

A stableford competition was played in glorious sunshine on Saturday morning followed by a light lunch and prize giving.

Walter Shaw, a longstanding member of Royston Golf Club, generously donated the prizes.

Tracey Parson won the Silver prize with 32 points ahead of Jen McGuigan (30 pts) and Denise Moody (30) while Alice Lewis (35) finished first in the Bronze ahead of Karen Pearson (33) and Joan Buckerfield (32).

The Best Front Nine prize went to Gill Doughton (18) while the Best Back Nine went to Jenny Thompson (17).

Josie Seward won the Best Par Threes prize with 12.