The match will be played over the Torrance Course on 27 & 28 July and as Mary McKenna, the team Captain said; “not many of our team know the course so we have a lot of homework to do by the end of this week.”
“We’ll mainly be working on yardages, alternative pin positions and the game plan to be used on each hole so that when we go there for the match at the end of July, the course management strategy will be down on paper.”
“This week we will also have a first look at possible pairings, remembering that in South Africa for the Commonwealth Tournament the pairings we used worked really well.”
For the training session, Mary will be assisted by Tegwen Matthews and LGU coach Lawrence Farmer who will be able to advise on course management.
Mary continued; “First and foremost it is a great chance for the girls to get to know each other and to work out a strategy away from the pressure of the match.”
Laura Rushby, Championship Manager, Ladies’ Golf Union, Tel: +44 783 497 9297
Lynn Wallace, Communications, Ladies’ Golf Union, Tel: ++44 1334 475811
Rachel Bell (25), Ganton
Liz Bennett (24), Brokenhurst Manor
Krystle Caithness (18), St Regulus
Tara Delaney (21), Carlow
Naomi Edwards (23), Ganton
Sahra Hassan (19), Vale of Glamorgan
Breanne Loucks (19), Wrexham
Melissa Reid (19), Chevin
Kerry Smith (34), Waterlooville
1. Florentyna Parker (18), Royal Birkdale
2. Jenna Wilson (23), Strathaven
3. Jodi Ewart (19), Catterick
4. Michele Thomson (19), Mcdonald Ellon
Mary Mckenna, Donabate
2. The match consists of four foursomes and eight singles on each of the two days.
3. GB&I won in 2005 at Chantilly 13-11 and in 2003 at County Louth 12½ – 11½.
photos Janos Schmidt