KirkwoodGolf: Mothers and Daughters' Tournament on April 17

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mothers and Daughters' Tournament on April 17

The late Angela Uzielli and her mother Peggy Carrick who won the Mothers & Daughters' tournament a record 21 times from 1965 - and she also won it once with her own daughter (images above and below by courtesy of Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club).
The late great Pam Barton and her mother, winners of the Mothers & Daughters foursomes tournament in 1935. British and United States champion, Pam was killed in a plane crash during the war.

Alexandra and Ann Peters
bid for three wins in a row

Sixteen-year-old, Alexandra Peters, partnering her mother, Ann, from Notts County, will line up alongside many golfing greats, hoping to continue their winning run in the Mothers and Daughters, at Royal Mid Surrey golf club on April 17.
Alex, an English International and current holder of the Daily Telegraph Abu Dhabi junior championship , who now plays off +2, and her mother, Ann, a five-handicapper, strode comfortably to their second successive victory last year (pictured with the trophies).
They won by seven shots from the 1994 and 1995 winners, Pat Huntley and Sarah Webb from Frilford Heath, with an aggregate score of seven-over-par, in the 27-hole scratch foursomes event.
The Peters tee-off as the favourites for the title again this year but it will be no easy task as the holders must overcome a highly competitive field including eight past winning partnerships, who will be doing their utmost to stand in their way.
Former Curtis Cup captain Liz Boatman with her daughter Alex Howe, five times winner of the event and the last pair to win three successive titles, from 2005 to 2007, are still strong contenders and will be determined to put their names back on the honours board again.
Wendy Laud, former England International who learnt to play as a junior at Royal Mid Surrey, partnering her newly married daughter Katie Fewster, a two handicap and Surrey player, could also scupper the chances of the Nottinghamshire pair. The Lauds won the event in 2004 but on that occasion shared the trophy with Hertfordshire’s, Elsie Provan and Sarah Saggers, who are competing again this year.
The highly experienced former Curtis Cup players, Lady Angela Bonallack and Jill Thornhill pair up with their daughters, both seeking a third title. Lady Bonallack and her daughter, Glenna Beasley had to wait 21 years to recapture the title in 2000, having won together for the first time in 1979.
With such a strong field and so many possible contenders, the 2010 Mothers and Daughters promises to be an appetisingly exciting contest. However, whoever raises the coveted Judy Trophy at the end of the day, they are unlikely match the extraordinary feit of Angela Uzielli, who dominated the event from 1965, winning an incredible 21 times with her mother Peggy Carrick and once with her daughter Caroline in 1996 before her untimely death in 1999.