Local Wimbledon Common Golf Club member Jane Britton has become the UK National Public Course Championship Ladies Champion playing on the prestigious Eden Course at St Andrews.
Jane, the club’s current Lady Vice-Captain took up the game 3 years ago and qualified through club and regional rounds to make the finals alongside club member Virginia Marin who won the regional round in Hertfordshire earlier this year.
With Madge Corbitt, Club Treasurer, as her caddie, Jane, playing in division 2 off a 22 handicap scored an impressive 40 points to take the overall title in wet and windy conditions beating all division 1 and 2 players in this stableford competition to take the overall Ladies Champion title.
Speaking of the result Jane said: “It is the first time the club has entered this event. I only just made the final and was excited just to play at St Andrews so to win is unbelievable. My caddie was a vital part of the day and the club members have been incredibly supportive. WCGC is a small friendly club with a relatively new ladies section so hopefully this shows that we can produce some excellent results and because we are small opportunities abound so I hope this will inspire members and encourage other golfers to join us.”
Wimbledon Common Golf Club is 107 years old with the clubhouse in Camp Road overlooking Wimbledon Common.