Ladies’ golf at Cambridge is a Half Blue sport. The Ladies team is generally comprised of single figure to mid-handicap players. Like the men’s teams, the Ladies play regular matches at the weekend during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, and our fixture list features many of the top clubs in the south of England.
Although the Ladies matches are competitive, they are noteworthy for being played in good spirit
The Ladies have a number of notable alumnae, for example Sydney Burlison, who competed in two Womens’ US Opens.
2023 Varsity Match at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Ladies Team competing at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
The Varsity Match is the culmination of the golfing season at Cambridge, and the Ladies, Stymies and Blues all play their respective matches in the same week, and at venues near to one another. The Ladies team that contests their Varsity Match against their Oxford University counterparts each year is selected in mid-February, with the match itself played approximately one month later. Six players and one alternate are selected and the match takes place on the Tuesday prior to the Blues’ Varsity Match, which is held over the Thursday and Friday of Varsity Week. The Ladies’ match features three 18-hole foursomes matches in the morning, followed by six 18-hole singles matches in the afternoon.The venue of the match changes each year, but we return regularly to Royal St. George’s G.C. and Rye G.C., which is the “home” of the Oxford & Cambridge Golfing Society. Other recent venues have included Royal Liverpool (Hoylake), Aldeburgh, Muirfield, Ganton and Royal Dornoch in 2023. The 2024 Varsity Match will be played at Rye Golf Club.
Practice & Coaching: As with the Blues, the Ladies benefit from the CUGC’s long-standing relationship with the Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club. Worlington is a 9-hole course, but has long been reputed to be among the best of its kind in Britain and is ranked among the top 100 courses in the country. In addition to offering a stern, fair and fun test of golf, it also offers quality practice facilities. We receive regular team coaching from Ben Kerr, the head professional at Worlington and former Challenge Tour player, all of which is paid for by the CUGC.
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