An important event is taking place at Farrington Park on Tuesday, 11th July.

Farrington Park’s Women’s Section Captain, Pauline Young, has chosen to support Refuge - Against violence to Women and Children as her charity this year. As part of her efforts to raise as much money as possible for this incredibly important organisation, five golfers (four women, ably supported by one man) will strive to complete three rounds of golf in one day. The Marathon starts at 6.30 am on Tuesday, 11th July and finishes some twelve hours later.

One woman in four will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime and two women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner.

Pauline says “By sponsoring us today you are helping to save and change the lives of thousands of women and children escaping domestic violence.”

“We would all be very grateful if you would support us. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Refuge, so it’s the most efficient way to give - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.”

You can donate to their JustGiving page at:

In other news, the Section continued its summer of competitive golf with the Douglas Cup for players with a handicap below 34.5 and the Coppers’ Cup for those with a handicap of 34.6 and above, both Stableford competitions were run simultaneously on the Duchy course.

Forty players sweltered under the June sun with temperatures at twenty five degrees and above, it was a day for suncream, drinking gallons of water and umbrellas for shade - not rain!

The fast-running fairways and greens meant that players had to quickly adapt their games to the very dry conditions and the scoring was good. Countback was used to determine the minor placings in the Coppers’ Cup.

Issey Panton took third place ahead of Maureen Tayler after both scored thirty four points. Lesley Stone was second with thirty six points but Pat Roscow outscored the field by five points with a fine score of forty one to lift the Coppers’ Cup.

There were good performances in the Douglas Cup too. Two-spot birdies were scored at the par 3 holes by Hayley Bullock (8th), Jackie Walker (5th) and Pauline Young (15th). Half the field scored thirty points or more and the cup winner was decided on countback.

Heather Woodland continued her good form of recent weeks, taking fourth place on countback from Liz Thomas after both scored thirty seven points.

Five pars in her round helped Jacqui Gregory to third place with thirty eight points, but the rounds of the day came from Lally Gibson and Tracey Watts with fine scores of forty two points each. Countback decided by virtue of a better scoring back 9 holes that Tracey became the Douglas Cup winner by the narrow margin of one point.

Jane Ball