Rudding Park toast Alice’s remarkable year

Rudding Park's Alice Boothroyd with Union president Mike Mayman
Rudding Park's Alice Boothroyd with Union president Mike Mayman

Harrogate golfer and Rudding Park scholar Alice Boothroyd is enjoying a remarkable year.

At 20 years old, she has triumphed over more experienced golfers to be crowned Harrogate District Union Ladies Scratch Champion, Ladies Club Champion at Rudding Park and helped to lead her US college team, LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, to win back to back Championships in the North East Conference.

Since the age of eight, Alice has been part of the Rudding Park Junior Golf Scholarship Scheme and has received expert tuition from the team of resident PGA professionals.

This grounding has ensured that Alice is playing to the best of her ability.

Alice’s latest triumph came when she was crowned Ladies Scratch Champion within the Harrogate District Union.

In the final at Bedale Golf Club, Alice won six of the first nine holes to dominate the tie early on.

She maintained her form on the second nine with birdies on the 10th and 14th to finish eight up at the halfway stage.

The afternoon round was a tighter affair but Alice came through and made an excellent birdie on 12th hole to help close out the match on the 13th winning 7 and 5.

Alice explained: “I have had many successes for Rudding Park over the years, and it has been great to represent the club.

“This year I have broadened my achievements and have managed to succeed overseas as well. At college we have a strong golf team and will be looking to continue our good form over the coming year.”

James King, Golf Manager at Rudding Park said: “We are so proud of Alice. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to support ncourage talented young golfers.

“We continue to work with Alice and look forward to her future successes.”