The team of five beat Lee on Solent GC 3-2 in late November in the Grand Final at the Montecastillo Golf Resort near Cadiz in Spain.

This followed a semi-final win the day before against Mill Ride GC, and eight previous wins against teams from across the UK en route to the finals of the Annodata sponsored National Matchplay Competition.

Celebrating out in Spain – from left to right: Hilary Fowles, Jean Evans, Sue Pritchard, Helen Davies and Chris Nash.

Team member and President of the Condover-based club, Jean Evans, explained that Shrewsbury ladies have done well in the competition in the past when it was sponsored by a national newspaper, but this is the first time they have reached the Grand Final.

Bringing the trophy back home to the club – with lady captain Lesley

The Annodata Golf Classic is believed to be the only national golf club team event in the UK – as a result, the winners can rightly be crowned UK Golf Club Champions.

“In the 90s we got to round six, but this is a fantastic achievement,” she said. “I’ve played in a lot of teams in my 28 years at the club but this one really stands out, captain Sue Pritchard has done a wonderful job and there’s a real spirit to this group.”

Following the team’s progress with interest back in the UK, Shrewsbury GC ladies captain, Lesley Hyne said it was an honour to be lady captain at the club in 2019 and to be able to share in this fantastic win. “I am one proud lady captain and looking forward to a great celebration; well done girls!”

The Annodata Golf Classic is believed to be the only national golf club team event in the UK – as a result, the winners can rightly be crowned UK Golf Club Champions.