Big Year Ahead For Sybra

SYBRA Eardley (pictured) and Wilmslow Golf Club are delighted that she will be serving as the Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association Captain in 2018.

Sybra said: "I am really looking forward to my year as Captain and I have a great
team of ladies working with me to bring lots of golf to our members.
"I started to play golf at Astbury Golf Club in 1976 age 17 and achieved a single figure handicap in1979.

"I played golf for the Manchester and District Golfing Society which was for junior golfers under the age of 25, both boys and girls

"I played in my first County Event at Royal Liverpool in 1980 in the County Championship and did not do very well as I had never seen a links course before!


Sybra Eardley


"The year after I entered the County Championships at Sandiway and got to the semi finals and was asked to play in the Cheshire A team that year and after that I played on and off for the Cheshire B Team for many years.

" I joined Wilmslow Golf Club in 1980 to get some low-handicap female competition and had some great years being part of some successful teams winning Scratch Leagues and been part of four Bell Cup winning teams.

"I also play a lot of golf at Royal St Davids and when i was semi-retired from work I played for Royal St Davids in the Welsh Team Championship and we were lucky enough to win it back in 2009.

"For me Team golf is the best format and I have been lucky enough to be a part of some very good teams and forged some very good friendships from them.

"I was ask to be a selector for Cheshire in 2010 to 2013 and in 2015 was given the honour of being Lady Captain of Wilmslow Golf Club and to my great surprise was ask to be County Captain for 2018.

"I follow in a long line of County Captains from Wilmslow and i am very pleased to be County Captain in the Wilmslow Ladies 125 celebration year.

"We are having a busy year in Cheshire with all the usual junior, senior teams and Championships as well as all of the other competitions.

"We are trying to get more clubs engaging with us running many different kinds of competitions to suit all golfers of all ages and handicaps.

"Cheshire are also wanting to expand our junior training for under 14ís at Portal, High Legh  and Adlington and we also have training for over 14 years with a handicap of 20 or under through the Talent Pathway.

"We are trying to merge the Cheshire Senior Ladies in with us as over the last few years we have been competing with one another for courses and competition entries.

"England Golf is training many of our members on all aspects of golf and club golf and Cheshire is lucky enough to be chosen as one six Special Counties for all sorts of training this year.

"Cheshire is hosting five big Championships this year - the Cheshire Seniors at Sandiway on May 12/13, the Cheshire Championships at Wilmslow on May 5-7, the Northern County Vets Championship at Stockport on May22-24 and the Cheshire Girls Championship  May 30.

"Also Cheshire is delighted to be the hosts for the English Woman's Amateur Championships at Wilmslow July 17-19.

"For full information on the competitions etc that Cheshire is running in 2018 check out the website"


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