Debut British triumph for Katherine Russell

first_img Sussex golfer Katherine Russell survived a sudden death play-off to win the British senior championship at her first attempt at Hunstanton, on the Norfolk coast. Katherine, from Royal Ashdown Forest, beat Ireland’s Pat Doran with a par four at the second extra hole – the 18th. The players tied at the end of regulation play after both returned one-under 74 in the final round, which was played in very testing wet and windy weather. They finished on 234, nine over par for the three circuits of a tough course in generally tough conditions. Katherine, 51, was making her debut in the over-50s championship. She is the Sussex senior and women’s champion and also Sussex foursomes title-holder. Her home club, Royal Ashdown Forest, has no bunkers – and Katherine was in quite a few at Hunstanton, including the first hole of the play-off. “I found Hunstanton’s bunkers quite intimidating – but maybe because I am not used to them,” she said with a laugh. “Of course, I never expected to win. Last year the British women’s stroke-play was played at Royal Ashdown Forest and I put myself under such pressure, thinking I just had to do well because I was a local player – and I just played terribly. “So I came to Hunstanton with no expectations, no experience of playing in the event. I was staying with a bunch of girls and we had a good time … I treated it as a fun week, no pressure because nobody considered me a championship contender.” Image © Cal Carson Golf Agency Leading final scores Par 225 (3×75) CSS 79 78 76  Yardage: 6,021 234 Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) 79 81 74, Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 79 74 (Russell bt Doran at second hole of sudden-death play-off). 235 Minna Kaarnalahti (Fin) 78 83 74 236 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 86 75 75, Christine Quinn (Hockley) 79 80 77, Jane Rees (Hendon) 80 79 77 237 Maria De Orueta (Spa) 79 79 79 238 Lindsey Shaw (Chevin) 78 82 78, Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) 79 78 81 239 Rocio Ruiz de Velasco (Spa) 76 80 83 240 Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 77 84 79 242 Carol Wild (Notts) 83 80 79, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 89 74 79, Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court Ladies) 75 86 81 243 Fiona De Vries (St Regulus) 86 78 79, Marion Kaufman (Ger) 82 81 80, Isabelle Dumont (Bel) 82 81 80, Pat West (Spalding) 80 82 81, Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 82 79 82 244 Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 80 86 78, Marie Christine De Werra (Swi) 84 81 79, Christina Birke (Swe) 89 76 79, Cornelia Schmidt-Stuetzle (Ger) 83 81 80   Age group winners 50 to 54 years Jane Rees (Hendon) 55 to 59 years Christine Quinn (Hockley) 60 to 64 years Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 65 years and over Mimmi Guiglielmone (Switzerland) Full scores 23 Sep 2012 Debut British triumph for Katherine Russell last_img read more

The Shire London signs up for Women in Golf Charter

first_img The Shire London has become the latest signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.This week, the seventh instalment in the Rose Ladies Series will be held at The Shire and the club has pledged to build on the momentum gained from being chosen to host the tournament to drive more females towards participation and also to pursue careers within the industry.In keeping with the founding principles of the charter, The Shire has vowed to make tangible efforts in developing a welcoming and inspiring environment for women and girls at the club.“Our golf club is a place we want members and visitors to feel welcome, regardless of age or gender,” said Cae-Menai-Davis, Director of The Shire London (pictured above right).“The Charter represents everything we, as a club, stand for. In signing the Charter, we understand the importance it has for the future of the game and we intend to do our bit in changing the perception of golf moving forward.”“We look forward to welcoming some of the UK’s best and most promising up-and-coming female golfers to The Shire London this week for the Rose Ladies Series, which we hope will encourage more women and girls to take up the sport and visit our club.“We are committed to launching a new programme in the coming months with our new Junior Coach, Harry Casey, whereby women of all abilities will be able to learn new or develop existing skills and techniques. The programme will be an enjoyable and social experience to encourage those involved to bring even more women into the game.”Introduced by The R&A in May 2018 with the backing of England Golf, the Women in Golf Charter aims to foster a more inclusive culture within the game of golf and to ensure that women across the world are afforded equal opportunities to maximise their potential, both on the course and within the golf industry.Kevin Barker, Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said: “We know there is a real growth opportunity for golf if it can attract more women, girls and families into the sport and so it is important for clubs and facilities to offer activities that encourage them to enjoy playing golf and the many health and social benefits it can provide.”“We are pleased that The Shire London has adopted the Women in Golf Charter as part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity and providing more opportunities for women and girls to play golf.”Details on how your club or county can become signatories to the Women in Golf Charter can be found here 29 Jul 2020 The Shire London signs up for Women in Golf Charter Tags: Women in Golf Charterlast_img read more

Mixed reaction for Bonds in Pittsburgh homecoming

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) stands with former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds during opening day ceremonies before the baseball game between the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Bonds, and former Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, both former NL baseball MVP award winners with the Pirates, were in town to present the 2013 MVP trophy to McCutchen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Barry Bonds spent a portion of Monday morning driving around Pittsburgh, marveling at the changes he’s seen in the city since baseball’s career home run king bolted for San Francisco more than two decades ago.He drove by his old apartment in the western suburbs and the reconfigured North Shore, where Three Rivers Stadium has been replaced by sparkling PNC Park.The makeover hasn’t been limited to the scenery. After 21 years, it appears the old wounds surrounding Bonds’ abrupt departure have started to heal, too.Bonds drew a mixture of boos and cheers while presenting current Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen with the 2013 NL MVP award. Bonds was the previous Pirates player to win the honor, earning the second of his record seven career MVP trophies in 1992.Standing next to McCutchen, Bonds waved to the packed house and seemed at ease in his first public appearance in conjunction with the team where he starred from 1986-92 before leaving for San Francisco via free agency.“It feels good to be back where it all started,” Bonds said. “We had some great times here.”Bonds then sat in the stands and watched as the Pirates opened against the Chicago Cubs.Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds, left is greeted by current manager Clint Hurdle during opening day ceremonies before the baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Bonds won the 1990 and 1992 MVP awards while playing for the Pirates from 1986-92 and led the team to three straight NL East titles. Each playoff trip, however, fell short of the World Series, most notably a Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 NL championship series that ended when Bonds’ throw from left field failed to stop Atlanta’s Sid Bream from scoring the series-clinching run.He left for San Francisco and a then-record six-year, $43-million deal two months later, where Bonds eventually broke Hank Aaron’s record for career home runs, finishing with 762 before leaving after the 2007 season.Bonds declined to draw any comparisons between himself and McCutchen, who easily won the MVP award last season a year after finishing third in the voting.“He’s got the formula now,” Bonds said. “Once you do it once, I expect you to do it again.”Bonds was joined by a familiar face as the Pirates put the finishing touches on a breakout 2013 when they won 94 games and made it to the NL division series. Former manager Jim Leyland presented current skipper Clint Hurdle with his NL Manager of the Year Award and credited Hurdle for helping turn the franchise around.After spending years watching his former club serve as a laughingstock, Leyland is confident the Pirates are back.“They’re the real deal now,” Leyland said. “They should be here for a long time.”And while he steered clear of the politics surrounding Bonds’ place in baseball history, Leyland left no doubt about whether Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame. Bonds fell well short of the 75 percent threshold required for induction during his second year of eligibility, with many voters saying they wouldn’t put him in because of the steroids cloud.“In my opinion, Barry Bonds is a Hall of Fame player,” said Leyland, who managed the Pirates from 1986-96 and is now retired. “There’s no doubt about it.”last_img read more

Local Basketball Teams Continue in District Tournament

first_imgDistrict IV 2B GirlsTuesday, Feb. 18(Loser out games)Northwest Christian vs. Napavine @ Rochester High School, 6:30 p.m.District IV 1A GirlsWednesday, Feb. 19(Loser out game)Rochester vs. Elma @ Kelso High School, 8 p.m.District IV 2A GirlsWednesday, Feb. 19(Loser out games)Black Hills vs. Centralia @ W.F. West High School, 6 p.m.River Ridge vs. Aberdeen @ W.F. West High School, 7:45 p.m.District IV 2A BoysThursday, Feb. 20(Loser Out)Capital vs. Tumwater @ W.F. West High School, 6 p.m.River Ridge vs. Centralia @ W.F. West High School, 7:45 p.m.District III 3A BoysWednesday, Feb. 19Timberline vs. Enumclaw @ Washington High School, 6:00 p.m. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

The National Weather Service Kicks off Windstorm Season – 52 Years…

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Mason County PUD 3The 52nd anniversary of the 1962 Columbus Day storm is Sunday October 12. This historic windstorm, the strongest non-tropical windstorm to hit the lower 48 in American history, marks the start of western Washington State’s windstorm season.All of Mason County went dark for nearly two hours after the storm damaged high power transmission lines feeding Mason PUD 1 and PUD 3 substations. It took six days to restore electricity to all customers. The National Weather Service measured wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour at Sanderson Field near Shelton.The Columbus Day storm was born from the remnants of a former western pacific tropical storm named Freda. What was left of Freda off Japan rode a strong westerly jet stream across the northern Pacific and intensified dramatically off northern California as it turned north along the Pacific Northwest coast.Wind speeds exceeded 150 mph along the Oregon and Washington coasts and topped 100 mph in the western interior valleys from Eugene to Bellingham. Since the storm damaged many wind instruments, the actual highest wind speeds could have been higher.The storm killed 46 people from northern California to Washington State and injured hundreds of others. It blew down or destroyed thousands of buildings and knocked out power to millions of people from San Francisco to southern British Columbia. The windstorm also blew down 15 billion board feet of timber from the coast to as far east as western Montana, enough lumber to build a million homes.The 1962 Columbus Day storm is considered the granddaddy of all windstorms. All other Pacific Northwest windstorms are measured against it. Could another storm like this one occur again? Yes and it would be far more devastating than back then since three times more people live in the region along with all the infrastructure to support them.Windstorm season is here. Windstorms occur almost every year. Some of our regions stronger events occur about every ten years such as the Hanukkah eve windstorm of December 2006 that knocked out power to about 1.5 million people in western Washington.Even the first not so strong blow can produce significant impacts since it usually occurs when leaves are still on many trees and the event acts like a tree trimmer, resulting in some power outages.Are you ready for this season’s first wind event? Now is the time to get better prepared, before the wind blows. Here are a few key resources to help you get ready at home, work or school, or in your vehicle. When you are prepared, you are not scared.Learn more about how to report and last through storms and power outages from Mason PUD 3. Check out theWashington State Emergency Management Division for more disaster preparation information. read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Lillith

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Lillith! Shelter volunteers say that her black facial mask and polka-dotted “stockings” nicely accentuate her big ears, making her the cutest dog ever seen! When she prances around wiggling her stubby tail, humans find her irresistible! Lillith is 3-years-old, weighs 38 pounds, has a coat that is soft as a rabbit fur, is super alert (You can tell because she cocks her head when she listens), and has a lot of energy. She is eager to find her forever family where she can have plenty of exercise, will enjoy a fenced yard, and maybe even learn some new tricks.She can be a little shy at first, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up and become your cuddle-buddy! With proper introduction she gets along well with children, other dogs, and cats, which makes her a great companion and family dog!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Lillith in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Daniel James in 3 games has scored as many goals as Alexis Sanchez at…

first_imgAdvertisement 6waztNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspo85Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehi9kf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qykWould you ever consider trying this?😱83u9wdoCan your students do this? 🌚4w8yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Daniel James has been a sensational revelation in a troubled time at Manchester United. The young Welshman youngster has scored 3 goals already and to put that into perspective, a hilarious stat exists.Advertisement James has now scored as many Premier League goals than Alexis Sanchez managed. James is currently playing his fourth league game, whereas Sanchez made 32 appearances for United in the top-flight.Advertisement If this keeps up Dan James will be past Sanchez’s goal tally next gameweek surely. The wages between the two are astronomically apart. While the former Swansea winger earns 67k Euros a week at United, the Chilean earns 350k a week.Funnily enough, Manchester United are paying 6 million a season whilst Alexis Sanchez is on a loan deal at Inter Milan.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Vinesh Phogat explain exactly why she will return from Tokyo 2020 medal in hand!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement w23nNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdxfnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1ybdj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) atkhaWould you ever consider trying this?😱jiCan your students do this? 🌚17f8gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Amongst all the athletes who are preparing to make India proud at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, superstar female wrestler Vinesh Phogat is oozing with confidence. Hailing from the renowned Phogat family of wrestlers, and the cousin of the international icons Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari Phogat, Vinesh has all the credence to clinch her first Olympic medal this year, a feat she unfortunately missed at the 2016 Rio Olympics due to injury.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIWith the 2020 Olympics just 5 months away, Vinesh Phogat is putting together her best traits to be displayed on the ring. In an exclusive interview with Times of India recently, the grappler worded in her ambitions for Tokyo.“I was fully prepared when I went to Rio. But that unfortunate injury dashed my chances. This time, I have experience. If anyone will ask me, what Olympic pressure is then I do have an answer.” Phogat told reporters.Advertisement Back in 2016, Phogat sustained a knee dislocation, which caused her to lose against Sun Yanan of China in the quarterfinals. However, the 25 year old believes her experience this time will be an important factor.She continued: “I have experience of playing an Olympic (Rio 2016). That experience will help me in Tokyo. You won’t see that Vinesh. You will see an experienced and sorted Vinesh in Tokyo. I am confident of a medal-winning finish in the Tokyo Olympics.”Advertisement Vinesh has won three golds for India at the international level, two at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the third at the 2018 Asian Games. She secured another gold at the recently concluded Rome Ranking Series in January, defeating Ecuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde in the 53 kg category. “Winning a medal for the country is always a big thing. Signing off a tournament with a medal and without a medal are two different things. I know I have won bronze but I am happy with my performance. I have got to know my flaws ahead of the Olympics and now will be working on those.” Phogat added.Phogat won her latest international medal at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships this month, competing in the 53 kg Women’s freestyle category. She believes her amazing medal winning spell is lifting her spirits ahead of the main event in Tokyo.“I am really positive and motivated with this medal-winning performance. This medal is a confidence booster for me ahead of the Tokyo Olympics,” she concluded.Also read-Wrestling phenom Sakshi Malik’s Olympic aspirations still alive after new trials announcedRavi Kumar and Bajrang Punia medal for India at the Asian Wrestling Championships Advertisementlast_img read more

Photos: Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off

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