Little Hay’s Linda Reeve and Elaine Meagher struck a mighty blow for public course golf when they won the prestigious Daily Mail Foursomes title at St Pierre’s championship old course in Chepstow.
The event is a national tournament for pairs of players who take alternate strokes at a single ball.
Elaine and Linda won all seven of their knock-out rounds, handing them qualification to the grand final along with 15 other pairs from golf courses around the country.
The first two rounds of the final saw Elaine and Linda beat a pair from Wakefield by 5&3 in the morning before thrashing a Holsworthy duo by 7&6 in the afternoon to hand them a semi-final spot.
“We didn’t want to go out in the first round so we played probably our best golf ever,” said Linda.
The semi-final saw Elaine and Linda take on a strong pair from Kilmarnock, and fatigue started to play a part.
“We had never before played four rounds in two days,” said Elaine. “The opposition won the first hole and stayed ahead for most of the match.
“However we refused to give up and eventually we got the match back to even. Then we won the 17th to go 1 up with one hole to play. We managed a half on the 18th to win the match and get into the final. ”
The final round of the competition was against the team from Ely who had stormed through their earlier rounds .
But the Little Hay pair stood up against the pressure to win the match and the tournament by the comfortable margin of 4&2.
“We were physically and mentally exhausted but absolutely chuffed to bits,” they said.