|Champions : Staffordshire||Runners-up : Nottinghamshire|
Luffenham Heath rates as one of the top courses in Leicestershire and was the venue for 14th County Team Championships, held from 10th to 12th October 2018. The course looked fantastic in the warm October sunshine and players arrived in anticipation of a great tournament. Who could have thought the weather would be this good. The club provided beautiful flowers in our associations colours of blue and yellow and Tom Sharp the golf coordinator was most helpful throughout the week.The course proved a great test of golf with some tricky pin positions and delightful views.18 teams gathered this year to fight it out for the Sue Timberlake Bowl. The tournament has become a keenly contested event with a great standard of golf on display. We ended the first day the sitting on the verandah enjoyin the warm sunshine.
Day 1 of the stroke play and the weather was beginning to change as Hurricane Florence moved in. The course had been set up to reflect the standard of play and was the same as the open qualifier, with tricky pin positions. There were some great scores returned with the leading score of 77 set by Mary Maclaren of Northamptonshire. For the first time in the history of the competition there were 2 teams tied on both Gross and Net scores. All to play for on Day 2.
Then came the dinner and entertainment. This was a night to beat all nights: Square dance with Terry Macann and boy did we all dress up. There were cowboys and cowgirls, 4 horses and herd of cows! Oh, and some escapees from a hen party. What a night we all had. Great fun and camaraderie and fantastic team sprit from everyone. We all certainly know how to have a good time. Thankyou for entering into the spirit.
On to the golf on day 2. The weather had worsened overnight and it was decided to play only 9 holes. This proved popular with players. Maybe there were a few sore heads. Play finished early and we were all able to enjoy some time with friends. A big thankyou from me to all those who helped make the event a massive success, Without you joining in and entering into all the fun... oh, and some serious golf, it wouldn’t be the tournament it has turned into. Thankyou very much.
Full Results: Click to download
Gross Results Day 1: Click to download