Welcome to Gosforth Golf Club Ladies Section.

- Fiona Thoburn: Captain 2023-2024 -

Captains Charity

Our Lady Captain, Fiona Thoburn has chosen to support the charity Alzheimer’s Society.

The Alzheimer’s Society is working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. It does this by giving help to those living with dementia today and providing hope for the future.

It is made up of people with dementia, carers, trusted experts, campaigners, researchers and clinicians. Collectively they have an unprecedented knowledge and over forty years of experience addressing the biggest challenges facing people living with dementia.

Events will be held throughout the year to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Ladies Section

The welcome offered to lady members in the early 1900’s set the Club apart from many other clubs at that time and this has continued through to the present day. The Ladies’ Section of the Club was formed shortly after the Club was established
The Ladies' Section is a vibrant and dynamic part of the golf club. The Section extends a warm welcome to players of all abilities, and whether a novice or a seasoned handicapper, Gosforth Golf Club is a friendly and beautiful place to play golf.

The Ladies play competitions on Sundays and Tuesdays. Nine hole competitions are played throughout the year to encourage those who are new to the game or who have less time to spare. Social mixed competitions and mixed trophy competitions are held in the summer.

Three Ladies’ Open Competitions are held each year. These Opens are very popular and well attended by members and visitors alike. There is an Open Team Event in April and an Open “Waltz” in September.

The ladies have an “Away Day” every year normally in August. This is always well attended and a great day out.

The Ladies' Section has three teams entered in the local leagues playing in the 2nd, 4th and 6th divisions. In addition we also have a team entered in the Evening League which is played over 9 holes, and is arranged for those who work and/or aren’t selected for the league matches. The Ladies' Section also has a TR Percy team and the Norah Percy team (made up of ladies with higher handicaps).

If you do decide to join us, we will appoint a lady member to introduce you to other members and if you are new to the game she will be able to mentor you through the game and rules etc. and take you out on the course. Ladies “Get-into-Golf” beginners’ courses are held throughout the year to encourage ladies to take up the game of golf. There is regular social media communication between members of the Ladies' Section so that everyone is kept fully informed.

Ladies Club Championship 2023

Congratulations to our Ladies Club Champion for 2023, Melanie Garland!

Our runner-up is Sarah Phillips with Jill Dowson and Lilibeth Ratcliffe as semi-finalists.

The Bronze Trophy was won by Kathryn Proudlock with Ashley Kent as runner-up.

Elaine Clark won The High Bronze Trophy with Ann Camozzi as runner-up.

Thank you to all the players, their caddies and to all the ladies who came along to support.

Lady Captain's Day 2023
Ladies Coffee Morning 2023
Ladies Xmas Foursomes 2022
Ladies AGM and Presentation Evening 2022
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Ladies Club Championship 2022

On Friday 16th September we held our Club Championship finals.

Lynne Liddle is again our Club Champion. Lilibeth Ratcliffe is the runner up.

The Bronze Championship was won by Alice Marshall with Joanne Tsang runner up.

Ann Camozzi won the High Bronze and Jean Sayers was the runner up.

Well done to all..

A huge thank you to all the players and their caddies, plus the ladies who played in the qualifying rounds.

Thank you to the referees, Ashely Kent, Bernie Legg and Lisa Hamlin, and thank you to all ladies who came along to watch the matches.

Lady Captain's Day 2022
Dorothy Bailey longest drive bronze
Fiona Williams longest drive high bronze
Lynda Wadge chipping winner
Pauline Robertson high bronze - runner up
Lilibeth Ratcliffe Silver winner
Joanne Tsang bronze - runner up
Melanie Garland Best Gross
Ashley Kent Best front 9
Jan Coates putting winner
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Breast Cancer Care and Research Fundraiser 2021

On Tuesday 26th October, GGC Ladies section held a fundraising competition to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and Research. ⠀

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Ladies' Club Championships 2021

Our Club Champion for 2021 is Lynne Liddle winning on the 18th hole against Lilibeth Ratcliffe. It was a tightly fought match.

In the morning Lynne had beaten Jan Coates in the semi final. In the other semi final Lilibeth won against Melanie Garland on the 21st hole.

The Bronze final was won by Joanne Tsang and the High Bronze was final was won by Yvonne Steane.

Many thanks to all the supporters who came along to give their support.

Lady Captains Day 2021

The Lady Captains Day was held on Tuesday 15th June 2021. It was a fantastic day with wall to wall sunshine. The ladies were out in force and thoroughly enjoyed the day especially the fun chipping and pitching competition. We were lucky enough to have the evening presentation outside in front of the putting green with the stunning 18th hole as the backdrop.

Thank you to everyone who took part in supporting the day as it had been long awaited!

Congratulations to all who won prizes! The Captains Prize was won by a past Captain, Helen Clealand.

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Northumberland Ladies County Spring Meeting 2021

It was an honour on Wednesday 19th May to host the Northumberland Ladies County Spring Meeting 2021.

The day was a great success with ladies participating from all over the County.

Congratulations to GGCs Sarah Phillips who tied for best gross and lost on countback on the back 9.

The Nancie Walton Trophy for the 4 best gross scores from one club in HI: plus to 20.4 was won by GGCs Sarah Phillips, Melanie Garland, Di Brett and Yvonne Coutts.

The Grace Storey Trophy for the 4 best gross scores from one club in HI: 20.5 - 54 was won by Annette Storr, Ann Camozzi, Sheila MacPhail and Caroline Ruddick.

Gosforth Golf Club is a signatory to The R&A Women in Golf Charter
We are dedicated to contributing towards creating a positive change in golf, that will create a more inclusive culture to encourage more women and girls to thrive in the game

The R&A Women in Golf Charter

A commitment to a more inclusive culture within golf we, Gosforth Golf Club call on everyone involved in golf to play their part in developing a culture that values women’s involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career.

- Our aim is to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf.
- To achieve this goal and to enable women to flourish throughout golf, we recognise the need for a fundamental shift in culture. There is a clear ethical need for change and the potential economic benefits of growing the sport through more women and girls playing are substantial.
- The R&A commits to playing a leading role in this process and to working with affiliates, partners and the wider golf industry towards achieving this goal.
- In signing this Charter, we Gosforth Golf Club commit to making tangible efforts to develop a welcoming and inspiring environment for women. We will do more to attract women into golf, to remain, and to have rewarding careers.

The Charter:
- Is a statement of intent from the golf industry and Gosforth Golf Club, to unite and to focus gender balance at all levels
- Commits us all to supporting measures to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf
- Calls for positive action to encourage women to pursue careers in all areas of the sport
- Recognises the need for change that creates an inclusive environment within golf and our golf club

Signatories commit to activate this Charter by:
- Developing and implementing an internal strategy for enhancing gender balance at every level
- Establishing senior management responsibility and accountability for gender balance and inclusion, which is discussed and reviewed at committee/board level with Gosforth Golf Club
- Strongly advocating more women and girls playing and working in golf.
- Working with key stakeholders to develop and embed a more inclusive culture.
- Promoting the Charter and our goal of encouraging more women and girls to play golf and work in golf.

How we at Gosforth Golf Club plan to achieve this
1. Deliver two initiatives annually commencing April and August targeting women/girls and families that are aligned with key England Golf campaigns and monitor performance based on these initiatives
2. Promote a membership pathway, for women/girls and families to progress within the club by introducing an academy style membership
3. Have designated Champions/Mentors within the club who can assist and support new participants and members to assist in achieving their goals
4. To achieve and maintain 30% female representation on our Board of Directors by actively promoting these positions linked to appropriate role descriptors that are not gender specific by being specific in our recruitment process.
5. To become a SafeGolf accredited club and ensure policies and procedures remain up to date by recruiting the right people who are committed to achieving these goals.
6. Appoint a designated Charter Champion within the club who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the charter

Charter Champion: Ashley Kent