The Helen Holm Championship
Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Championship 2014
Olivia Mehaffey, Annabel Dimmock, Connie Jaffrey
English teenager Annabel Dimmock shot a final round 73 and scored a start to finish victory with an 11 under par 214 total in the Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship at Troon.
Connie Jaffrey, the Scottish Girls’ Champion and a Troon Ladies’ member, was also in impressive from, closing with a 71 to finish in outright second place and three shots behind on eight under par 217.
Five ahead after rounds of 70 and 71 over Troon Portland, Dimmock, a 17-year-old from Wentworth, had increased her lead to six by the time she reached the turn in two under par 35 in the final round over over the famous Royal Troon.
She then dropped shots at tenth and the long 11th to give Jaffrey a glint of hope. But more birdies at the 12th and 15th helped seal the victory.
Jaffrey, also 17, was delighted with her runner-up finish. “That was my best ever round over Royal Troon and I played really steady today,” she said after her six birdie round. “I went out thinking I had a chance to win and I got close. This rates as the best result of my career.”
Jaffrey will be playing in the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Prestwick next month and will then defend the Scottish Girls’ Championship at Dumfries and County in May before heading to the US and a golf scholarship at Kansas State University.
Dimmick is currently on a gap year and her goal is to make the GB and Ireland team to defend the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club in June. A win in the Jones Doherty Challenge Cup in Florida at the start of the year also boosted her hopes.
She has also been inspired by Charley Hull, the 18-year-old Ladies’ European Tour winner who helped Europe win the Solheim Cup in the US last year.
“Charley has been great for girl’s golf and she has proved that there isn’t too big a jump between the top amateurs and the professionals,” she said. “But getting the timing right is the key to turning professional.”
Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down) made it a clean sweep for the teenagers. The 16-year-old had a best of day seven under par 68 on a bright and breezy day and finished in third place on five under par 220.
The highlight of her round for the Irish Open Girls’ Champion was an eagle at the long 15th – a drive, five iron and 12 foot putt.
Copied from SLGA Website.
Update: Annabel Dimmock, the recent winner of the Helen Holm Trophy, has been selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup to be played at St. Louis Country Club - June 6-8, 2014. Two Scots, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) have also been selected.
Hillhouse Cup 2015
ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB
18 Hole Stroke Play Competition
To be played over the Old Course off the Blue Tees
on Sunday 17th May, 2015
Winner’s Voucher £175
Runner Up £125 / 3rd £75 / 4th £60 / 5th £40
Holder: S Robin –St Cuthbert Golf Club
Entry Fee £25.00
Entry Form can be downloaded here
This stroke play event shall be open to all Amateur golfers, aged 16 years and over, who are members of recognised Ayrshire Golf Clubs with a handicap of 5 or less on the date of entry.
- The field will be limited to 60 players. In the event of an over-entry, the numbers will be cut at 60 in order of ascending handicaps. Players at the same cut-off level will be taken in order of receipt of entry form. The remaining players will be placed on a reserve list.
- The Competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf and the Special Rules for Stroke Competitions as approved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and in accordance with the Local Rules of Royal Troon Golf Club. There is a Local Rule in force at this Club allowing players to use devices that measure or gauge distance only in all competitions.
- It is obligatory for all Competitors in the Championship to play with a ball which is named on the current R & A list of Conforming Golf Balls.
- In the event of a tie for first place, a play off over 18 holes stroke play will be arranged by the Committee of Royal Troon Golf Club. Ties for other leading places will result in a share of the value of the prize vouchers for those places.
- Entry Forms must be in the hands of the Secretary, Royal Troon Golf Club, on or before 12 noon on Monday 4th May 2015, enclosing the entry money. (Cheques should be made payable to Royal Troon Golf Club and will not be banked until thedraw has been completed). No late entries will be accepted.
- The start sheet will be made available online at www.royaltroon.com on Thursday 7th May, under subheading Hillhouse Cup on the home page. Those Competitors unable to make their starting time must advise the Caddiemaster at Royal Troon as soon as possible and prior to the day of play on 01292 310059. Players must register at least 10 minutes before their start time.
- No formal ceremony will be held on conclusion of play. The winner of the first prize becomes the holder of the Hillhouse Cup and will be invited to the Club’s Annual Prize Giving on Friday 30th October 2015.
- The Trophy, with the winner’s name engraved thereon, shall be kept at Royal Troon Clubhouse.
- Jacket and tie are necessary for the Smoke Room and the Dining Room, although casual golf wear is acceptable in the Ailsa Room and the Club Bar. Jeans, tee shirts, training/sport shoes are not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the courses. Trousers and shorts should be tailored and appropriate for golf. Golf shoes are not permitted in Public Rooms.
- The decision of the Committee of Royal Troon Golf Club will be final in all disputes and the Committee reserves the right to vary the conditions of play or entry if necessary.
- A practice round is permitted on Friday 15th May, 2015. Prior arrangements for starting times should be made with the Caddiemaster.