Mitcham Friendly (Ladies)
Competition Details

The Ladies Section plays a friendly match against Mitcham Golf Club every year consisting of separate home and away legs.

For further information, contact the Lady Captain.

7 August

Home Leg
Report by Veronica Mitchell

Result: Win 4-0
Overall result: Win 8-0

The home leg was played on Saturday, 7th of August on the Dukes Course. The day started cloudy with sporadic appearance from the sun, but by the last 4 holes, the heavens opened and some of us got a right soaking.

Not withstanding the result of the first match, the Mitcham ladies brought the “big guns” who were away on a White Webbs match when we played at Mitcham. But the determined Richmond team was relentless and secured another 4 – nil victory.

Apart from Kate Emmanuel who had to dash off to get married in South Africa, Richmond Park ladies kept the same partnership in the team for the home match. Jayne Maxwell kindly stepped in for Kate.

Despite the weather, everyone enjoyed their match and the great meal that followed at the Dukes Meadow’s banqueting facilities. We let the Mitcham ladies have a good look at the shiny trophy before it was taken back to Richmond Park for another year.

It was noted that the overall result in the last 48 years that trophy has been going is 22 to Richmond Park, 21 to Mitcham and 5 drawn matches. Perhaps there should be a big celebratory match for the 50th anniversary of the “Rich Mitch” match.

5 June

Away Leg
Report by Veronica Mitchell

Result: Win 4-0

It was a cloudy, but warm and windy day on the 5th of June when the Richmond ladies made their annual trek to Croydon to play against the Mitcham ladies.

The team comprised:
Veronica Mitchell & Norma Lynch
Alison Chadwick & Doreen Dolby
Kate Emmanuel & Jini Beacham
Sheena Harrington & Johanna Doyle.

The new members of the team gave a sterling performance supporting the veterans well and helped clinch a convincing win, giving Richmond Park a great lead before the home match. The last couple of years saw Richmond Park hanging onto the “Rich Mitch” trophy by securing a draw, so this away victory has ensured that we keep the trophy for yet another year.

Everyone enjoyed their matches and the lovely meal afterwards especially the enormous lemon meringue pie.

Thank you ladies and well done. Let’s make sure that we win this trophy outright this year!