Four women, each representing an England Golf region, have been selected as national finalists in the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year competition. The 2012 winner will be announced at a celebratory lunch in London on Friday, 2nd November, when all four finalists will also receive their regional awards. This is the first time that all the regional winners have been women. They are: Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk – South East Region Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, Rugby, Warwickshire – Midlands Region Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, Rotherham, Yorkshire – North Region, Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon – South West Region The competition, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Hundreds of club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations over a two-month voting period. These were read and reviewed by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2011 Steward of the Year, Scott Parker from Buckingham Golf Club, and were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards: three from each region. The shortlisted stewards – which included eight women – were all visited personally by England Golf and Fuller’s representatives who experienced firsthand the exceptional service they provide. The regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. The Steward of the Year will win tickets to an international cricket match, as well as an overnight stay at a Fuller’s hotel. Their club will also receive the opportunity to work closely with Fuller’s to increase their marketability through advertising opportunities in their local press. Mark Roberts, Brands Marketing Manager for Fuller’s, said: “We have had some fantastic nominations for the competition this year and have been really impressed with the quality of stewards we have had put forward.” Paul Keeling, England Golf Club Services Manager, added: “The stature of this award grows every year and it is very important we acknowledge the lasting impression a steward can make by their outstanding service to members and visitors and their contribution to the business as a whole.” The 12 regional finalists were: North Keith and Lynne Bolton – Bingley St Ives Golf Club, West Yorkshire. Dawn Stacey – Wath Golf Club, South Yorkshire Simon Ward – Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire Midlands James Hilton – Trentham Golf Club, Staffordshire Yvonne James – Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire Luke Ryan – Coventry Hearsall Golf Club, West Midlands South East Lynne Day – Henley Golf Club, Oxfordshire Samantha Hudson – Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk Jason Waddington – Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Bedfordshire. South West Kevin Brown – Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset Sharon Covey – Mullion Golf Club, Cornwall Anna Tyson – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon 16 Oct 2012 All-woman final for London Pride Steward of the Year competition
Top seed Julie Brown took just 24 holes today to march through the first two rounds and into the semi-finals of the English senior women’s championship at Sandy Lodge, near Watford.Tomorrow she will play Debbie Richards of Surrey who, by contrast, played 20 holes in her quarter final alone, before beating Lulu Housman.The other semi-final will be between four-times champion Chris Quinn of Hampshire and Katherine Russell of Sussex. Both players are former British senior champions.Chris Quinn (Hockley) has masses of experience in this event – but this is new ground for the others. Julie Brown (Trentham) is playing in the championship for the first time as a new senior, while Debbie Richards (Burhill) and Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) are taking part in the championship flight for the first time.Julie, (pictured top) who is a past winner on the Ladies European Tour, spoke for them all when she looked forward to tomorrow and remarked: “I’m up for it!” She’s made short work of the matchplay so far, winning on the 11th in the first round and on the 13th in the quarter final.Today she was clinical about hitting fairways and greens and, when she did miss an occasional target, she demonstrated a devastating short game, chipping in, chipping dead and holing from a distance. She won her first round match 8/7 and her quarter final against Berkshire champion Linda Hunt 6/5.Debbie Richards won a great battle against Lulu Housman (Highgate) to take her place in the semi-final, with much of the deciding action hinging on the putting.Lulu saw putts horseshoe out twice as Debbie won three holes in a row on the back nine. Debbie, in turn, three putted both the 17th and 18th to see her two-up lead disappear. However, after halving the 19th in par, she safely two-putted from behind the green on the 20th to win the match. “I’m delighted to get through,” she said.Chris Quinn has worked hard for her place in the semi-finals. She secured her spot in the championship flight in a play-off; in the first matchplay round she came back from three down with three to play to defeat defending champion Janet Melville on the 20th. This afternoon, she defeated Cheshire’s Gillian Mellor on the 17th by the margin of 2/1.“I just can’t believe I’ve got through!” she said. “I’m not playing at my best, but I have driven the ball really well which has helped.”The final game, between Katherine Russell and Sue Dye of Cheshire pitted two senior internationals against each other. The contest was tight over the opening holes but on the back nine Katherine gradually created a three-up lead. Sue pulled one back when she won the 16th, but a half on 17 decided the 2/1 result.“I played quite well and a lot better than I did over the two qualifying days!” said Katherine. “Today it all came together, I’m striking the ball well and looking forward to tomorrow.”The second flight semi-finals will be between Carole Weir (Beaconsfield) and Felicity Christine (Woking); and Barbara Laird (Sandiway) and Caroline Berry (Bromborough).Image © Leaderboard Photography 24 Apr 2014 Top seed takes short route to semi-finals
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoThe City of Tenino has just received the Wooden Scrip that forms the basis of the City’s COVID-19 Relief Grant Program and is now accepting applications for award of the grant.The grant is open to any Tenino resident who can prove economic hardship as a result of either having contracted COVID-19, or because their income was reduced as a result of the COVID-19 response mandated by State authorities. The amount of the grant will be determined according to the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. The maximum amount available under the grant is $300 per household, per month. Grants will be awarded until either the emergency is declared to be over, or when all grant funding ($10,000.00) has been exhausted.Grant guidelines and applications are available on the City’s website.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2017)–Seemingly invigorated since changing her base of operations from Toronto, Canada to the Richard Baltas barn at Santa Anita, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses will bid for her third Winter Meet win in a row in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and one eighth on turf.Several distaffers rate competitive chances in the eight-horse Santa Ana, including trainer Paulo Lobo’s Pretty Girl, who was second to “Goodyear” two starts back in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Dec. 31, a race that was shifted to a “sloppy” main track and thus lost its Grade III status. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Sunday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobile device or computer. The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage throughout the race day, as well as providing Gulfstream Park bonus coverage as well. Fans can watch video of prominent in-day workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/. GOODYEARFORROSES: Sold privately following a close third place finish in the Grade III Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 5, she seemed to relish the sloppy conditions in the Frankel and rallied strongly from off the pace to win the mile and one half turf Astra II Stakes here on Feb. 2. The triumvirate of Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani and Baltas will be bidding for their third win in a row as the 5-year-old mare attempts her first graded stakes win. Owned by Abbondanza Racing, she has six wins from 14 starts and has earnings of $245,995. PRETTY GIRL: A Group I & III winner in her native Argentina, this classy 6-year-old mare made her U.S. debut in the prestigious Grade I Beverly D Stakes on Aug. 13 at Arlington Park, rallying from far back to finish a respectable seventh and was idle until running second in the Dec. 31 Frankel, her first start for Lobo. Although far back early in the Beverly D, she pressed the early Frankel pace but was no match for Goodyearforroses late. With Victor Espinoza engaged to ride for the first time, chances are Pretty Girl will approach the Santa Ana with a “wait and see” approach at a mile and one eighth. Owned by Stud RDI, LLC and Bonne Chance Farm, LLC, Pretty Girl is 8-4-1-1, with all of her wins coming on turf. Pretty Girl–Victor Espinoza–120Do the Dance–Tyler Baze–120Goodyearforroses–Corey Nakatani–120Sheeza Milky Way–Jamie Theriot–120Sweet Charity–Flavien Prat–120Kenriya–Rafael Bejarano–120Evo Campo–Brice Blanc–120Responsibleforlove–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120 THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT