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The Silver Tassie 2023


Ladies Golf

On Monday 22nd May our Old Berkhamstedians ladies golf team competed in The Silver Tassie which was held at The Berkshire Golf Club. The competition is equivalent to the men’s Halford Hewitt competition and has been held annually since 1961.

This year our team consisted of:

Jackie Kershaw (Welford) (Bu ’81) and Alison Welborn (Harley) (Bu ‘76)

Rowena Paxton (Fletcher) (SH ‘70) and Hils Humphry-Baker (Wright) (Ch ‘76)

The weather conditions were chilly and blustery and not at all in line with the weather forecast. Waterproofs were required to keep out the cold wind.

The course was presented in superb condition. There was an abundance of heather in various colours and the beautiful purple wild rhododendrons were in full bloom. Our team played alongside the ladies from Repton, one of whom was a professional England ladies’ hockey player and capable of hitting her 5 wood 250 yards!

The format of the day was an 18-hole 4BBB stableford with 85% handicap allowance. Jackie and Alison played the Blue Course whilst Rowena and Hils competed on the Red Course. Although we came in with a very respectable score, unfortunately it wasn’t quite good enough to be in the prizes. Wycombe Abbey won the competition on countback with three schools all achieving 78 points.

Better luck next year girls!

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