|Easthampstead Golf Club|
Easthampstead Ladies Golf Club is a separate entity from Easthampstead Golf Club but we share the Downshire facilities and have several joint competitions with the men. We are a growing club, which welcomes new members, and in 2016 we celebrated our 40th anniversary.
We are affiliated to CONGU and have reserved tee times every Thursday morning and every weekend. This allows us to run a full fixture list of competitions, including monthly medals, friendly games, and matches against other clubs. We have a match each year against both Men's clubs and the Juniors at Downshire.
We actively welcome members at all levels, and enter external competitions for all levels of ability. If you do not have a golf handicap you can obtain one through ELGC which will enable you to take part in our competitions and play at any course requiring a golf handicap. Competitive and non-competitive members are made equally welcome.
We organise social occasions, including weekends away and club evenings. We also run some charitable events for the Captain's charity, and other ad hoc beneficiaries.
As a club, we have been very successful over the years. We enter teams for many Area, County and National golf competitions. In 2016 we became County Champions, winning the Duncan Trophy for the first time in 25 years! We came top in Division 2 of the County Silver Salver, and were promoted to Div 1. Our Bronze team were also promoted from Division 3 to Division 2. We also won the Mary Forster Bowl (a national competition) for the 4th time.
Successes over the years also include winning the JHB Trophy, (both gross and net), and the national Hawtree Trophy (a mixed competition with Easthampstead men).
Notable individual successes included winning the NAPGC pairs competition, and coming 4th in the prestigious national Ping 4BBB competition.
In an article in Women & Golf Magazine March/April 2013 Edition ELGC is described as a “forward thinking golf club that wasn’t frightened of change and seized the opportunity to capitalise on the growing number of working women golfers…” For the full article click here.