It’s something of an understatement to report that Lila Bisset enjoyed herself quite a lot on the golf courses of Northamptonshire during the month of May.

The 15-year-old starlet, a member of Northants County GC who plays off a -2 handicap began her trophy laden run at the Collingtree Park Junior Open on May 6th. Not only did she win the gross title by a whopping 19 shots, Lila’s round of 66 which contained successive eagles on a back nine of just 30 shots became a new Collingtree ladies course record as well.

This became Lila’s second county course record. In 2023 aged 14 she shot a seven under round of 67 during the ladies club championship at her home course.

On Saturday May 25th Lila successfully defended her Northamptonshire Women’s County Championship title, shooting a 72 and a 75 to finish one-over par at Northampton Golf Club. As the second image shows, Lila was ably supported in the team event by her Northants County teammates Amy Nunn (L) and Hattie Billson (R). Their aggregate three gross scores saw them on top and they will go on to represent Northants at the England Golf Women’s Champion Club tournament at Hessle Golf Club in August.

The day following, Lila carried on her hot streak at Cold Ashby Golf Club in the Northants Junior Championship. Poor weather conditions reduced the event to 18 holes but Lila’s gross 76 was just enough to edge out another NCGC member Olivia Holyoak-Church by a shot, securing her the girl’s title.

After all that Lila had to finish the month off in a suitable vein, so she made sure she did. She travelled south to The Berkshire GC on May 29 and secured a sixth place finish out of 62 ladies and elite junior girls competing in the prestigious Astor Salver. It was Lila’s highest placing so far in a national competition.

Lila is continuing her travels this summer with the English Girls U18 Championships at Royal Norwich in July and the U16 equivalent at Tandridge later in the month. The ultimate goal is to qualify for the British Girls Amateur Championships in August at Alwoodley and Moortown.

And that’s not all as it turned out……….

When all of the above was finished, approved and boxed off for the new issue of the magazine, Lila’s Dad Paul got in touch again. 

On Sunday June 9th, Lila won her biggest competition to date at the prestigious Tigress Tournament hosted by Northampton Golf Club and Nick Soto with rounds 75 (+1) 75 (+1) 71 (-3) for a total 221 (-1) to win by one shot from last years champion Matilde Santilli. Pictured above, she was crowned Tigress Champion 2024 in a strong field of England national players. She also earned World Amateur Golf Ranking status due to the strong field at the event and it being a WAGR 54 hole tournament.

On June 25th Lila extended her incredible run of form with a win in the female section of the Sir Henry Cooper Championship at Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent.  Her opening round of 65 was a course record thanks to back-to-back eagles on the 17th and 18th including a hole in one.  Her third course record in the last 12 months.  She finished 1 under par over 54 holes, winning the female section by 3 shots.