St Michael’s Golf Club has claimed the Coronation Medal by an impressive ten shots after the completion of play at Lakeside and Concord Golf Clubs.
It is the only fourth time in the event’s 110-year-plus history that the Little Bay club have lifted the time-honoured prize. Pam Geddes was the team’s stand-out with a nett of 71 off her daily handicap of 21, with Linda Pellew, Carolyn Davies and Jan McDade combining for a winning score of 300 or 16 over par.
Long Reef Golf Club finished in second place, with the team of Karen Smith, Jan Hagan, Wendy Millson and Sally Hagan finishing at nett 310.
Because of their one-two finish, St. Michael’s and Long Reef will now host the 2023 Coronation Medal.
After an enforced hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was a welcome relief for many to be back on course.
The sizeable field of 154 women also saw some impressive scores shot by a couple of the event’s youngest competitors. Avondale’s Kara Williams produced the low gross round of the day, a 78 (+9) at Lakeside, while rising star Claire Shin also from Avondale, carded a handy 78 (+4) at Concord.
Donated by the English Ladies Golf Union to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII, the Coronation Medal is an 18-hole stroke handicap competition for teams of four women over two courses determined by the winning teams from the previous year’s competition.
The Coronation Medal is awarded to the team with the best-combined aggregate of four net scores.