Congratulations to Jacqui Barson and Julie Beanland, of Belton Park Golf Club, who have won the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Plate Final 2019.
After an amazing day of Golf in Gainsborough, the duo won by 2 points with an overall score of 44, scoring 25 points on the front 9 and 19 points on the back 9. Jacqui and Julie only met in January 2019 but play together regularly, they’ve become good friends and are now beginning to win competitions together.
After a great front 9, the team were able to relax and enjoy the rest of the round, and playing against another friendly pair, there was a nice pace of play and the duo were able to sail through the back 9 to secure an impressive victory.
They commented “We’re completely astounded and overjoyed. To think that over 15,000 women from more than 870 golf clubs in the UK entered the competition, it’s all a bit surreal"
They travelled to Gainsborough for a practice round on Thursday and played really well scoring 45 points between them on 90% handicap so they thought they might have peaked too early! When they arrived on the Monday morning for the Plate Final registration, they were both really surprised to find that they had each won a Ping Golf Bag as a prize, just for just making it to the Plate Final!
On the day of the competition the weather started off nice and sunny but a bit breezy for about an hour or so but then the wind really picked up and it became much cooler and the golf got much tougher but they managed to hold it together and come in with the winning score .
The pair thanked Ping for such fabulous prizes, and England Golf for a brilliant day. Jacqui said, “We’re awfully proud of each other and feel an enormous sense of achievement. A day we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Our husbands have been so supportive - even they had sleepless nights on Sunday and Monday!”