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Ladies Stoneham Cup 2018 

The Finals

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Meon Valley Golf Club

Congratulations to Royal Winchester Ladies who finished Runners-Up  in a very closely fought final against Romsey Ladies Today.

After beating the Army Ladies 4 - 2 in the Semi-Final in the morning the team ventured out against a strong Romsey team who had beaten Hockley Ladies in the other Semi-Final.

Romsey started out well  but Royal fought back strongly with 3 matches going to extra holes.

It took a birdie putt on the 19th Hole in virtual darkness to clinch the match for Romsey.

A full report will appear here asap.

Quarter Final Match - Friday 17th August

Royal Winchester Ladies beat Waterlooville Ladies

We were lucky enough to be drawn to play at Brockenhurst against Waterlooville for our quarter- final match.   Conditions were near perfect with not much wind and pleasantly warm.

Our team of Gemma, Julie, Judy, Barbara Mills, Christina, Sue Hitchen and Sheila achieved a close 4 - 3 win.    It was all down to the last match - well done to Christina who held her nerve and completed the victory on the 17th.   A great team effort!!

Many thanks to the caddies: Moya, Lyn, Jilly, Elise, Sue Buckett and Mike Rehorn.   Also thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who were there to support us!

The Semi-Finals and Finals are played on Tuesday 25th September at Meon Valley.

Supporters will be very welcome.

Sue Hitchen


Match 6 - Wednesday 27th June

Royal Winchester Ladies Beat Wellow at Home

On a very warm afternoon - (in fact too warm for one of the Wellow Ladies who retired 0n the 13th Hole) - our team of: 

Jilly, Judy, Elise, Cookie, Sue H, Sue B and Sheila achieved a fantastic result beating Wellow 7 - 0

The match was not without incident when Elise's ball was picked up be a complete stranger off the green - who then ran off with it and disappeared into the bushes by the roadside along the second fairway.   Marilyn took up hot pursuit and managed to fire off some warning words.   Hopefully he will not be back!!

With many thanks to the team for a great effort and to the caddies Marilyn, Lyn and Pauline.

Sue Hitchen


Match 5 - Friday 8th June

Royal Winchester Ladies Beat Bramshott Hill at Home

On a beautiful calm afternoon, Bramshott Hill arrived with a much stronger team to take revenge on their home defeat a month ago.

However our team of Gemma, Julie, Pauline, Judy, Christina, Cookie and Sue were more than up to the task!

We achieved a great 6 - 1 win with a mixture of close matches and good wins.

Special thanks to the team and to the caddies - Marilyn and Sheila.

Also a beleated thanks to Mike Rehorn - an important caddy in the previous match!!

Match 4 - Sunday 3rd June

Royal Winchester Ladies Beat Osborne Ladies at Home

The Osborne Ladies had a calm crossing over from the Isle of Wight followed by a

blistering hot day on our course, umbrellas were needed this time for shade!!

We had a great win 6 - 1 with a mixture of closely fought matches and good wins

Thank you to the players Julie, Moya, Barbara, Elise, Sue, Marilyn and Sheila.   Also

thanks to the caddies Gemma and Jilly - who were greatly appreciated for helping

their players all the way round to the 18th in the extreme heat!

Sue Hitchen


Match 3 - Thursday 24th May 

Royal Winchester Ladies Win at Liphook 

We had our return match against Liphook on a very wet day - with constant rain throughout the match even though it was completely dry at Wentworth.
Talking of which one of our team members produced equivalent golf in the way of 3 birdies and a hole in one!!!!! Well played Gemma !
The match result was a great 4-3 win on a difficult but lovely course at Liphook. You will all be pleased to know that they are holding County week there in 2020.
Thanks to all the players Gemma, Julie, Jilly, Moya, Pauline, Judy and Sue. With special thanks to our caddies Cookie and Marilyn who braved the wet weather.
Sue Hitchen


Match 2 - 8th May

Royal Winchester Ladies Win at Bramshott Hill

What a difference in weather conditions from our first match ! However

the course at Bramshott was still muddy but a lot better than our practise


Despite seeing one of the team unable to continue after 3 holes  - the team

rallied and achieved a 6-1 victory. 


Thanks to everyone involved - Moya, Julie, Pauline,  Judy, Christina,

Marilyn and Sue. Our caddies - Cookie and Lyn.


Relieved that Christina has recovered - ready to fight another match !!


Sue Hitchen - Captain

Match 1 - 29th April

Royal Winchester Ladies Whitewash Liphook

On a very cold windy day on Sunday 29th April our

Stoneham Cup Ladies achieved a great result at home

against Liphook winning all 7 matches producing some great

golf in difficult conditions.

Congratulations to the Team 

Jilly Wehbeh, Moya Abbott, Julie Newbold, Pauline Davies,

Barbara Mills, Christina Pink, Lyn Brace

and many thanks to the Caddies -

Marilyn Monger and Howard Brace.

Sue Hitchen   

Captain  ( and caddy)

Editors Note

The Stoneham Cup is the Premier Handicap Team Competition in Hampshire County

Ladies Golf.

The Cup was presented by the ladies of Stoneham GC in 1914. 

It is an annual club singles handicap matchplay competition in which there are seven

players per team. 

The first rounds are played in group format and then the quarter-finals, semi-finals

and finals become knockout rounds.

Royal Winchester  Ladies have won it 5 times.

1922, 1975, 1977, 1988 and 2008.