ULVERSTON’S lady golfers just failed in their bid to win the Westmorland and North West Lancashire Scratch and Handicap Shield on their own patch.

The home team scored a collective total of 382 points, just two behind winners Lancaster Golf Club, on what was a glorious sunny day for golf at the picturesque Bardsea course.

This prestigious tournament is only held at Ulverston once every 15 years, with the competition rotated between the Heysham, Barrow, Kendal, Morecambe, Ulverston, Lancaster, Windermere, Kirby Lonsdale, Silverdale, Bentham, Furness, Carus Green, Knott End, Appleby and Grange clubs.

Play began at 8am with the first of 14 teams of seven players competing in a match competition for Scratch and Handicaps Shields.

The Kendal team retained the Scratch Shield with a gross score of 325, and Lancaster claimed the Handicap Shield.

Caitlin Whitehead, of Kendal, carded the the best individual gross score of 72, while Sue Crayston, of Silverdale, hit the best individual nett score of 72.

Ulverston’s lady captain Marian McBride thanked everyone who made the day a great success, and the greenkeepers for ensuring the course was in excellent condition.


Scratch Shield winners: Kendal Golf Club, 325 (lowest aggregate of five gross scores).

Handicap Shield winners: Lancaster Golf Club, 380 (lowest aggregate of five nett scores).

Best Individual Gross Score: Caitlin Whitehead, Kendal, 72.

Best Individual Nett Score: Sue Crayston, Silverdale, 72.