HIGH Post Golf Club were proud to host the prestigious English Senior Women’s Amateur Championships organised by England Golf, with Sandy Hallet and Catherine Rawthore taking the honours.

There were 82 competitors who entered, competing for two championship titles, the Wendy Taylor Salver for the over-50s and the Anne Howard Trophy for the over-60s age group.

Ladies competed over two days with stroke play qualifying rounds, then match play for the final three days. This demanding timetable meant that the eventual finalists played seven rounds in five days.

Wednesday was a brutal test of golf with intermittent heavy rain and High Post’s notorious strong winds making ball placement a big challenge.

The over-60s trophy was won by Hallet of the Prince’s Golf Club, with Lesley Fox from The Kidderminster as runner-up.

In the Wendy Taylor Salver, a close match resulted in a win 2&1 for Rawthore from Sale Golf Club, with the runner-up Tracey Williamson from Sheringham.

Rawthore commended the “tremendous course, a course you can’t bully, in fantastic condition” in her speech of thanks.

High Post’s lady vice captain, Dee Wood, put in a fine performance over the first two days to qualify for the quarter-final in the Anne Howard Trophy on wet Wednesday, where she was defeated by eventual runner-up, Fox.

Geoff Johnson, the club manager, said: “This tournament raises the profile of High Post Golf Club with its excellent practice facilities and strong Get Into golf programme bringing in new members.”

High Post will be hosting a Pro Am on July 23, followed by a family fun day on July 24, as well as a range of in-house competitions. Ladies Get Into golf introductory sessions are being held on May 26 and 28.

Anyone interested in taking up the game can take advantage of the introductory offers for group coaching.

Information available from the office or the pro shop on 01722 782356 or email admin@highpostgolfclub.co.uk