Captain’s Page

2019

The sun was shining at Ashburnham for our home County match versus a strong Monmouthshire team fielding 2 of The Welsh Ladies team at next week’s home internationals.
The C& P team were
Sophie Anderson
Olwen Davies
Ffion Evans
Nia Greville
Holly Jenkins
Janet Jones
Elspeth Owen
Nikki Reeves

After a quick photo shoot it was off to the tee with our President Christine starting them off with words of encouragement.
Nia and Ffion led out the morning foursomes against the Monmouthshire pairing of Lauren Hillier and Caroline Cole. Despite making a strong comeback from 4 down they narrowly lost on 18th green. Our second pairing of Sophie and Olwen with their local knowledge and excellent golf got the better of Jordan Ryan and Ffion Vineall securing a 2&1 win. Elspeth Owen and 14 year old Holly Watkins(making her debut for the first team) made another courageous recovery from 4 down to secure a well earned half.
It was honours even at lunchtime and following some light refreshments the girls set out in the afternoon singles with everything to play for. Janet Jones our County Champion led the side out versus the experienced international Lauren Hillier. Janet  played excellent golf with the support of her caddie Jud before eventually losing within site of the clubhouse at the 15th hole. The middle order came through strongly for C&P with Nia imposing an emphatic 7/6 win over Sophie Masden , Sophie beating Megan Vineall 2/1 and Ffion turning around her morning foursomes defeat by Caroline Cole to secure a 4/3 win over her in the singles. Jordan Ryan played birdie golf to secure a win over Olwen. This left the afternoon in the balance with Elspeth Owen in the final match v Emma Miller. The Monmouthshire player despite finding trouble on several holes managed to get up and down through some superb one putts on the greens. Elspeth with the support of her caddie and teammate Nikki fought back from 3 down to win consecutive holes to get back in touch. The rain had started to come in however this didn’t dampen the excitement of the match with Emma eventually sealing her point for Monmouthshire on 16th green.
With the morning foursomes and afternoon singles halved the match ended honours even.

The team gave their all and showed their determination to ensure a well fought draw. 👏 A big thanks to the team for their commitment. The matches were played in great spirit and the teams enjoyed a convivial meal afterwards. Thanks to President Christine, selectors, supporters, the catering team and to Ashburnham for hosting the event.

So it’s eastward to Langland Bay G.C. on 14th August for our match with Glamorganshire. 🍀
All support welcome

Seconds Team Match v Glamorganshire 18.04.19

Our second team came up against a strong Glamorganshire side who were out to reverse last year’s defeat by C&P. This year, Glamorganshire chose a different format – instead of 8 singles the match comprised of 3 morning foursomes and 6 afternoon singles.

The match was played for the most part in glorious sunshine if a little windy at times! Although the overall defeat 8-1 was not what we would have hoped for, Elin Jones ensured it was not a whitewash with her excellent win over Wendy Edwards. There were some close run matches with Rhian Walters and Jud Stevens narrowly losing the morning foursomes on the 18th green and Jud on the losing end of a closely fought singles match ending on 18th in the afternoon.

The greens were extremely fast and there was some great golf played with the girls battling hard with birdies and an eagle to keep the matches live.

It was great to see another C&P junior Marni playing composed and competent golf to take her Glamorganshire opponent to the 16th.

A huge thanks to the players, Elin Jones, Rhian Walters, Nicola Ward, Nicki Reeves, Janet Jones, Judith Stevens, Gloria Parsons and Marni Copeland for their time, commitment and excellent team spirit.

2018 News:

Well done to all the ladies who played against a very strong Monmouthshire team at the Rolls of Monmouth. The conditions were extremely hot & humid during the practice round but fortunately competition day was slightly cooler. We lost two matches and halved one of the morning foursomes so we were trailing at lunchtime. The ladies came out fighting in the afternoon and played some amazing golf and at one stage it looked as if we were going to at least get a draw. We did really well to match them in the singles 3-3 with some very impressive individual performances but with the overall result being a 5.5 to 3.5 loss it means that this year sadly we will not make the final in September.

Huge thanks to all the players for their time and commitment & to Celia Bartlett and Cath Jones who supported us throughout.

Result Points Result Points
Lauren Hillier & Chris Harries 5/4 1 Sharon Roberts & Denise Edwards 0
Jessica Evans & Patricia Fernon 1/2 Elin Jones & Lucy Davies 1/2
Sophie Masden & Ffion Vineall 4/3 1 Jud Stevens & Elspeth Owen 0
Result Points Result Points
Lauren Hillier 0 Sophie Andersen 2/1 1
Gracie Mayo 5/4 1 Denise Edwards 0
Sophie Faller 0 Elspeth Owen 3/2 1
Jessica Evans 4/2 1 Elin Jones 0
Ffion Vineall 2/1 1 Lucy Davies 0
Sophie Masden 0 Sharon Roberts 2/1 1
TOTAL 5.5 TOTAL 3.5

Monday 23rd July 2018

at The Rolls of Monmouth

COUNTY MATCH

C&P v Monmouthshire

I’m pleased to announce the following squad for this match

Sophie ANDERSON – Ashburnham

Judith DAVIES – Ashburnham

Lucy DAVIES – Ashburnham

Olwen DAVIES – Ashburnham

Denise EDWARDS – Tenby

Elin JONES – Carmarthen

Elspeth OWEN – Haverfordwest

Sharon ROBERTS -Ashburnham

Jud STEVENS – Derllys Court

Result Points Result Points
Ffion Evans & Elspeth Owen 1/2 1/2 Georgia Lewis & Alaitz Zubikarai 1/2 1/2
Holly Watkins & Denise Edwards 0 Fauve Birch & Denise Richards 1up 1
Olwen Davies & Sharon Roberts 0 Ruth O’Carroll & Alice Thomas 4/3 1
Denise Edwards 0 Georgia Lewis 4/3 1
Ffion Evans 5/4 1 Alice Thomas 0
Elin Jones 0 Alaitz Zubikarai 5/4 1
Sharon Roberts 5/3 1 Charlotte Bethell 0
Elspeth Owen 4/3 1 Denise Richards 0
Kasumi Tran 0 Fauve Birch 4/3 1
TOTAL 3.5 TOTAL 5.5
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We narrowly lost this match to Glamorganshire 5.5 to 3.5

C&P v GLAMORGANSHIRE at Haverforwest Golf Club

Saturday June 2nd 2018

The team selected to play in the above match is:

OLWEN DAVIES (Ashburnham)

FFION EVANS (Newport Links)

DENISE EDWARDS (Tenby)

ELIN JONES (Carmarthen)

ELSPETH OWEN (Haverfordwest)

SHARON ROBERTS (Ashburnham)

KASUMI TRAN (Tenby)

HOLLY WATKINS (Tenby)

Reserve: JUDITH STEVENS (Derllys Court)

Foursomes will t-off at 9.03am and the singles at 1.57pm

COMPREHENSIVE WIN FOR OUR COUNTY 2nds TEAM v GLAMORGANSHIRE

This was a truly remarkable win for our county against a strong Glamorgan side. The match was played at Derllys Court on Thursday 12th April 2018 in lovely weather conditions. The team got off to a great start and most players were leading after 9 holes. Whilst Kasumi, Denise, Elin & Jud went on to win comfortably the other four matches were a much closer affair. Lucy did well to get a half against their strongest player and Cath Jones fought back admirably to win the last 2 holes to get her half. Hollie, also winning on the last hole, looked so comfortable and competent that you would never believe that she is only 13 years of age. Kathy did so well to hold her nerve in the final match winning on the last hole with all the supporters and players watching.

There was some outstanding golf played and we are fortunate that we are now beginning to have this strength in depth. The young girls (Kasumi & Hollie) both playing their first match for the ladies are a real asset to the team. We now look forward to playing the Glamorganshire 1st team in Haverfordwest on Saturday June 2nd.

Result Points Result Points
Lucy Davies ½ ½ Claire Morris ½ ½
Kasumi Tran 2&1 1 Wendy Edwards 0
Denise Edwards 5&3 1 Jackie Cleverley 0
Elin Jones 4&3 1 Cheryl Western 0
Jud Stevens 5&3 1 Nicola Craven 0
Cath Jones ½ 1 Eleanor Lewis ½ ½
Hollie Jenkins 1up Katie Wintle 0
Kathy Clement 1up Megan Cullinane 0
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C&P 2nds match v GLAMORGANSHIRE 2nds

11am Thursday 12th April 2018 at DERLLYS COURT GOLF CLUB

I’m pleased to announce a very strong team to play in the above match

TEAM

Lucy Davies – Ashburnham

Elin Jones – Carmarthen

Kasumi Tran – Tenb

Denise Edwards – Tenby

Jud Stevens – Derllys Court

Cath Jones – Ashburnham (my new Vice Captain)

Hollie Jenkins – Milford

Kathy Clements – Machynys

We narrowly lost the year before last at Fairwood Park so we look forward to this return match and are very grateful to Rhian for allowing us to host it at Derllys Court.