Beedles Lake golfers win coveted national title

Ping Grand Final Fourball better ball 2016. Winners, Sue Young and Georgia Mitchison. Picture: Nick Butcher/Leaderboard Photography EMN-160914-094223002

Ping Grand Final Fourball better ball 2016. Winners, Sue Young and Georgia Mitchison. Picture: Nick Butcher/Leaderboard Photography EMN-160914-094223002

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Beedles Lake golfers Georgia Mitchison and Sue Young were overjoyed after becoming England’s 2016 PING women’s fourball betterball champions last week.

New golfer Georgia and her partner Sue won the Grand final with a score of 46 points to finish two points clear of the pack on a hot day at Gainsborough Golf Club.

Georgia (16) has been playing golf for only 18 months and already has a 22 handicap.

“It’s brilliant,” she said. “I love golf. The course today was in tip-top condition and the greens were fantastic.”

Sue, who is ladies’ vice-captain at Beedles Lake, added: “To me this is the top of the tree, it’s something special. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

“We came without expectations and we have had a wonderful time; we’ve enjoyed the tournament and the company and that’s what makes it count.”

They took the top prize from an initial entry of more than 16,500 players from 890 clubs which staged qualifying rounds in the England Golf competition.

The top 50 pairs qualified for the Grand Final with the next 50 going through to the Plate Final.

The runners-up were Georgia and Sue’s playing partners, Justine Sayer and Catherine O’Connor from Hill Barn, in Sussex, with 44 points.