Two-time winners Christine and Charlotte Griffith are aiming to capture a hat-trick of wins at the annual Mothers & Daughters Open tournament to be held at London’s Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in April.
The 88thstaging of the Mothers & Daughters’ Open Foursomes tournament will take place on Saturday, 13th April with Christine and Charlotte from Walton Heath Golf Club looking to defend their crown following an impressive two-shot victory over 45 other pairings earlier this year.
“The Mothers & Daughters’ is a historic competition that Mum and I always look forward to as it’s such a unique and fun event fielding some of the best women golfers in the country,” said Charlotte, who plays off a 3 handicap.
“We were thrilled and surprised to have won it last year for the second time and we look forward to defending our title again in April on behalf of Walton Heath.”
The prestigious 27-hole Medal Foursomes tournament has been running every year since 1932 and staged at Royal Mid-Surrey for the last 56 years.
Open to Mother and Daughter pairings from across the country, the annual event is played on the 5,446-yard, par-71 Pam Barton Course- named the after the legendary British and US Amateur champion and club member who claimed the same title with her mother all the way back in 1936.
There is no handicap limit to compete in the tournament. The event features handicap as well as scratch prizes.
“This year’s event attracted an entry of 92 players with a broad range of golfing abilities, but we’re expecting an even bigger turnout next Spring,” said event organiser Sheila Stirling.
“We’d like to see more new pairings enter the competition, which has served to promote the best virtues of ladies golf down the years.”
Royal Mid-Surrey boasts one of the largest ladies’ section in England, with more than 350 lady members, and is also one of the few clubs with a resident female golf professional.
For more information on the Mothers & Daughters event in 2019 visit https://www.rmsgc.co.uk/.