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On Saturday last the summer meeting of the Westward Ho! Ladies’ Golf Club came off on the Northam Burrows.

The interest aroused by this game of skill is still on the increase, as was evident from the goodly number of ladies who came forward to compete for the prizes. Nine couples started, each couple attended by a gentleman associate member as scorer, while the friends of the players and other visitors looked on and enjoyed the gay scenes. 

After playing one round of the golf links of 18 holes, the following were declared to the best score i.e. the smallest number of strokes in which the ball had been driven into each of the holes in succession: - Miss Sophy Charlewood (winner of silver-gilt medal), 55; Miss Augusta Hutchinson (winner of prize putter); 56; Miss Ellen Patterson, 58; Miss Edith Hutchinson, 60; Miss Alice Charlewood, 60; Miss Charlotte Gosset, 60; Miss Lucy Gosset (winner of three prize golf balls, given to the lady who had holed the largest number of holes in two strokes each), 61.

All persons possessing lawns which admit croquet, or within reach of any moderately short turf, would do well to learn and practice this paragon of out-door amusements.

Gazette article dated 29 June 1869

Ladies Golf history

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