Middlesex Golf

Muswell Hill GC, Sudbury GC, and Grim's Dyke GC all triumph at Women's 5-a-side Finals

After the original date for the women's 5-a-side was washed out due to heavy rain, the finals were rescheduled for Sunday 24th October at West Middlesex GC. As the daylight hours were too short to host both the semi-finals and finals on the same day, the Division 1 semi-finals were played at neutral venues before the finals day. 

At Grim's Dyke GC on Sunday 17th October, Pinner Hill GC beat Wyke Green GC  and on Saturday 23rd October at Enfield GC, Muswell Hill GC beat Hendon GC to set up a Division 1 final between Pinner Hill GC and Muswell Hill GC. The Divison 2 final was between Enfield GC and Sudbury GC. The Division 3 final was between Grim's Dyke GC and Northwood GC. 

On the rescheduled finals day, the sun shone down and the temperatures were relatively balmy making it hard to believe that it was late October. The course was in fantastic condition and the catering staff pulled out all the stops for all competitors and volunteers. The finals were ...

Division 1 Final: Pinner Hill GC Vs Muswell Hill GC

Division 2 Final: Enfield GC Vs Sudbury GC

Division 3 Final: Grim's Dyke GC Vs Northwood GC

The Division 3 final was the first to play. It was a very tense affair as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th matches were evenly split between the two teams. It came down to the last match where Grim's Dykes GC's Anne-Maire Higgins won 2up to win the final. Northwood 2 - 3 Grim's Dyke GC.

  • Gill Smith beat Clare Brown 5&4
  • Linda Calistri lost to Lilly Lian 4&3
  • Jo Luff won 2up against Sue Hayes
  • Anne-Marie Higgins won 2up against Radhi Nanalal
  • Julie Nash lost to Irene Courtney 4&3

Division 3 Champions: Grim's Dyke GC

Division 3 Runners Up: Northwood GC

The division two final was decided in the first three matches with Sudbury claiming them all to claim the title with some impressive play. Playing Captain, Jackie Smith, won the lone point for Enfield GC and the 4th match was halved as the match was won. Sudbury GC 3.5 - 1.5 Enfield GC.

  • Nicola Simons beat Lucy Labdon 5&3
  • Mina Hoshino beat Issie Brunskill 4&2
  • Angela Spelman beat Cherry Kealy 6&4
  • Carolyn Matthews halved with Kathryn Tiddy
  •  Jill Danhauser lost to Jackie Smith 5&4.

Division 2 Champions: Sudbury GC

Division 2 Runners Up: Enfield GC

The Division 1 final on paper looked like a one-sided affair but that was far from the reality. Every game reached the 16th, two went to 17, one went to 18 and the top match went to the 20th! There was some exceptional golf on display from the County's best female golfers, it was exceptionally entertaining to watch. Muswell Hill GC 4 - 1 Pinner Hill GC. 

  • Nicola Foster lost to Tara Harston on the 20th
  • Sangita Shah lost to Mandy Miller 2&1
  • Shreya Devani lost to Ines Hellmayr 4&2
  • Vivian Gray lost to Louise Tulip 2&1
  • Anne Hammond beat Kru Desai 2up. 

Division 1 Champions: Muswell Hill GC

Division 1 Runner Up: Pinner Hill GC

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