ROTHLEY PARK LADIES WIN COUNTY FOURSOMES TITLE
Rothley Park Golf Club’s ladies division has won the Leicester & Rutland County Foursomes title for the first time since 1973. The final was played at Kibworth G.C. against Ullesthorpe Golf Club in what turned out to be a very exciting match.
With only six holes to play both of the Rothley teams were four down and even the most optimistic of supporters were struggling to look on the bright side. However, in an astonishing turn around the ladies were all square at 18 holes and there was then a three hole play off. The large number of supporters, from both sides, were treated to a tremendous exhibition of golf under extreme pressure and Rothley Park’s teams went on to win with an aggregate score of four up.
The squad comprised Maz Sharpe, Cath Arter, Jane Hebblethwaite , Alison Smith and Sally Jee. Captained by Rothley Park’s Lady Captain, Dee Laurie. Dee said it really was an exceptional win. “It was a miracle comeback against Ullesthorpe, I’m so proud of the squad, they have worked their way through all the knockout stages with some excellent wins to get to the final. The Leicestershire and Rutland Challenge Shield Foursomes has been in existence for nearly 80 years and this is Rothley Park’s first win since 1973. They previously won it in 1967 when Sally Jee’s grandmother, Alex Grewcock, was in Rothley Park’s winning team, so it was an emotional moment for Sally and the all of us.”
Rothley Park Golf Club has one of the largest ladies sections in the region with over 100 ladies regularly playing competitive and social golf. The club also has an excellent junior section and a thriving golf academy with 50+ students. The club is currently offering a limited new membership offer, whereby if you join between now and April you will not have to pay any further subs until April 2018, potentially six months of free golf. The offer is strictly limited to a small number of new members each year to ensure the course is never over-crowded. For more information about the offer, contact the Club Manager on 0116 230 2809.
Our Golfing Academy starts its second year following last year`s successful launch. An ideal way for anyone to learn to play the game alongside other beginners, the Academy also enables you to sample the club atmosphere before making a full commitment. Last year 8 Academy members went onto to apply for full membership and are now enjoying golf at Rothley. Full details on how to join can be found on the website
Having recently taken over our catering Paul Leary is already beginning to make a difference . Gourmet evenings are staged once a month and are already selling out as word gets round about the high standard of cuisine on offer. Details of upcoming evenings and other social events are available on the website.
Rothley are delighted to be holding several Open competitions through the year. We are again hosting the Jeslon Midland PGA Pro-Am, which is one of the regions flagship events. There is also a mixture of Senior, Mixed and Ladies opens. Details of dates and entry forms can be found from the visitors tab on the website under ‘Opens’.