The section is run by a committee of 12 people, chaired by the Lady Captain of the year.
Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to join the committee each year.
Accrington Golf Club is an excellent friendly club and equally excellent 18 hole course in a lovely setting with stunning views across to the Ribble Valley. The Ladies section is warm, friendly, thriving and very active. We have 50 members across the various categories and a good mix of low, medium and higher handicappers. These include 2 single figure handicappers. We are a very competitive club, and are pleased to have sufficient players who want to play competitively, whilst also recognising the place for less competitive players and social golfers.
We play in numerous external Lancashire, East Lancashire and Manchester & District and National competitions. We have had an excellent degree of success over the years. In October 2015, the ladies got through to the Grand finals of the National Mail on Sunday Competitions in Spain and came a very creditable 4th out of an original field of over 3000 clubs. In 2016 the club won the prestigious Lancashire Handicap Shield trophy for the first time since it was introduced in 1928.
The main competitions we enter include:
– Lancashire Handicap and Bronze Teams
– National Daily Mail Foursomes Knockout
– Manchester & District Bell Cup
– East Lancashire Scratch & Worsley trophy
– Lancashire Interclub Trophy
– National PING championships
Our Ladies competition day is Tuesday, although early and late in the golf calendar we play at weekends and several others during the summer months. We also have our Lady Captain’s & Lady President’s day at weekend. We have a full and varied programme of competitions throughout the year. We play qualifying competitions from April to mid October. We also have a winter league from October to March playing on both Tuesdays and Weekends. The club also run several Open Ladies and Mixed competitions. See the separate page for the full list and entry conditions. Booking is through the BRS online booking system, Pro Shop or through the General Manager in the office.
The Golf club has a very busy and varied social scene throughout the year. The Ladies section is heavily involved eg Spring Fayre Family Fun Day, Fashion Shows, Woman’s Evenings, Charity Evening, Xmas Parties, Xmas Fayre, Annual Dinner, Quizzes etc. These are all very well attended, excellent days/nights. In addition Lady Captain and Lady President’s days are always followed by a social with live entertainment. We welcome and encourage all types of new members to join on a variety of deals. Various initiatives are ongoing – Golf Express (for all categories) and Get into Golf specifically designed for Ladies. For further information contact the club secretary Paul on 01254 350112 or email email@example.com
LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 2016
Lady Captain 2016 June Clucas
Lady Captain’s day is the highlight of the year, and is usually played
on a Saturday in August. Over 30 Ladies competed in horrendous wet and windy conditions. Sue Horsfall was the trophy winner beating Mandy Oldham on a card play off. The golf is followed by the presentation and meal in the evening, with live entertainment and a disco. An excellent evening with a good time had by all club members and guests
LADY PRESIDENTS DAY 2017
Lady President 2017 Carol Simpson
Lady President’s Day is another highlight in the calendar, always held on Saturday, late June. On a lovely day, Ann Robathan took her chances to post a great score 79-9 net 70. Once again a great day was had by all. Later a lovely meal and presentation, followed by live entertainment and disco. A very well supported excellent day and evening enjoyed by all members and guests.
OUR LADIES ACHIEVEMENTS 2016
NATIONAL MAIL ON SUNDAY KNOCKOUT – sadly after getting through to the finals in 2015 we went out in the 1st round beaten away at Blackburn in very wet and windy conditions.
NATIONAL DAILYMAIL FOURSOMES KNOCKOUT – a great run by Ann Robathan nd Julie Walker through to the 5th round sadly knocked out by Longridge
LANCS HANDICAP SHIELD – for the first time in the history of the club Accrington Ladies won this prestigious trophy, going since 1928. A fantastic well deserved achievement
LANCASHIRE INTER CLUB – we got through to the finals at Haydock Park and took took 4th place
BELL CUP – got as far as the 3rd round sadly knocked out by Deane Wood, who went on to win the trophy
ACCRINGTON OBSERVER –Maureen Bell was the runner up taking the Mabel Stones trophy, beaten by Angela Riley from Rossendale GC
HYNBURNMAYORAL TROPHY- Accrington won the trophy – competed for by Accrington, Great Harwood,Green Haworth, Baxenden, and Rishton.
NATIONAL 4BB PING CHAMPIONSHIP –for the first time in 5 years Accrington didn’t get through to the finals day (top 100 scores in the country).
LADIES BOARD/TROPHY WINNERS 2016
FINET HINDLE TROPHY LIL DYKES
HIGHAM CUP VAL ROBINSON CPO PAT CAPLE
MAYBURY SHIELD SUE HORSFALL
LADY PRESIDENT’S TROPHY JULIE WALKER
MARY GRIMSHAW MEM TROPHY JULIE WALKER
MARY WOODS VETS TROHPY JULIE WALKER
MAVIS JARRETT TROPHY ELIZABETH ROBINSON
LADY CAPTAIN’S TROPHY SUE HORSFALL CPO M.OLDHAM
ANN HARLING TROPHY LIL DYKES
BANNISTER BOWL JUNE CROSSLEY
PAST CAPTAIN’S TROHPY JULIE WALKER CPO PAT CAPLE
PAST CAPTAIN’S PLATE KATHRYN BARRETT
MARGARET BIRTWELL MEM TROPHY PAT CAPLE
EWGA MEDAL JULIE WALKER
ISABELLE SOUTHCOTT MEDAL PAT CAPLE
MARGOT BEATTIE TROPHY JULIE WALKER
BEST NETT MEDAL V ROBINSON CPO P CAPLE/LDYKES
BEST GROSS MEDAL LIL DYKES
ECLECTIC GROSS TROPHY LIL DYKES/MANDY OLDHAM
ECLECTIC NETT TROPHY VAL ROBINSON
ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY LIL DYKES
The Ladies run 3 knockout competitions each year:
–the Club Singles knockout, 2016 winner Lil Dykes, runner up Val Robinson
– the Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier knockout, winners Ann Robathan and Julie Walker, runners up Elizabeth Robinson & Jackie Snowden
– the club mixed knockout, winners 2016 June Crossley & John Oldham, runners up Paul Wright & Sammy Fleck
The Golf club is very proud to have raised thousands of pounds
over numerous years, for a variety of charities – Macmillan Cancer, The Broadfield Specialist School Oswaldtwistle, NW Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes, East Lancs Hospice,The Rosemere Cancer Support. For the third year running the Captain’s and Lady Captain’s Charity for 2017 is Rosemere Cancer. A variety of fund raising events are being held throughout the year. The monies will be handed over at a special meeting in November.
LADIES COURSE RECORD
The current Ladies course record, in place since 23 June 2001, is held by Sarah Walton (now Head Professional at Kington GC Hertfordshire).Score 70-8=62.
Prior to the course being revised it was held since 22 May 1990 by Laura Banks. Score 73-10=63
WINTER LEAGUE RESULTS 2015/16
Midweek 12holesWeekend 9 holes
Winter League Winners 2014/15 Midweek: L Banks Weekend: L Banks
Winter League Winners 2015/16 Midweek TBA Weekend TBA
James Braid Connection
A well known golfer in the 1920’s and course designer of many prestige courses, James Braid designed the Accrington course in 1928.We are very honoured to have as a Lady member, Lil Dykes (Lady Captain Elect 2018), the great grand-daughter of James Braid. She is an excellent golfer who only took up the game 10 years ago in her later years, after a successful international athletics career. Lil’s handicap is now down to 10. Watch this space –it must be in the genes!
If you require any further information, please contact via any of the following:
Telephone Club General Manager (Paul Wright) 01254 350112