Bearwood Lakes has been nominated in the 2020 World Golf Awards for England’s Best Golf Course.
2020 has also brought success in the 2020 Hospitality Awards winning ‘Best Exclusive Golf Club – England’, and in the 2020 Southern Enterprise Awards winning ‘Best Private Members Golf Club – Berkshire’.
Bearwood Lakes hosts a thrilling Rose Ladies Series
Georgia Hall, having come 2nd in all her other three Rose Series starts, went one better at Bearwood Lakes by taking top spot.
It was tight at the top with Hall finishing on -1, with six other ladies on level par making the 18th green a nail bitter of a finish on the Wokingham course.
Meg MacLaren, Emily Slater, Inci Mehmet and Cara Gainer all finished in tied 2nd along with the only two amateurs in the field of 45; Lily-May Humphries and Mimi Rhodes.
It was a great showing by teenagers, Humphries and Rhodes, and bodes well for the future of English ladies golf with both finishing tied 4th and tied 7th respectfully in their previous Rose Series events.
Hall gave full praise to the Berkshire venue, Bearwood Lakes. Being one of the most exclusive clubs in England expectation was always high and the course certainly delivered. Hall was heard to say that the greens were the best she had ever played on in Great Britain!
This was the first time an event of this stature had been played at Bearwood Lakes, a course specially chosen by Justin and Kate Rose and shows the trust they had in great friend and neighbour, owner Gary Holloway, on his club to deliver.
The series itself was the brain child of Liz Young a fellow professional. Justin Rose heard about Young’s plans to get the ladies playing again following the Coronavirus stoppage and couldn’t wait to help the ladies game, offering £35,000 in prize money for the series. Not long after, co-sponsors were on-board in the form of Computacenter and American Golf.
There is one more event in the series before the top golfers are invited to the grand final, named Race to the West.
Congratulations to Hall, all the other competitors, the staff and members of Bearwood Lakes and all involved in the remaining events on the series.