In the individual knockouts, there were 6 finals matches to play.
In the Birley Trophy, which is the junior handicap knockout - it was Alice Taylor who won over Hannah Nordlund, both girls opting out of having a caddy for the day and playing and walking together for their final.
The Spring Match play was won by Dess Clark from Purley Downs who bt Claire Singleton from Farnham.
In the Burditt Salver Liz Stubbs from Farnham bt Joan Weight from Walton Heath.
The Centenary Foursomes was won by Emma Bader & Claire Brown of Reigate Heath, much to the delight of our President Chris Braidwood, a stalwart of Reigate Heath. This match went down the 19th hole with Reigate Heath managing to edge out the Roehampton pairing of Caroline Dewar & Tessa Ringrose.
On to the 4BBB, after an awful accident, Vivien Triggle was unable to play with her partner Lydia Coutts from Purley Downs, but came out to support all the same. The formidable pairing of Lucy Brennan & Camille Irens from the RAC claimed the victory - Lucy & Camille are staunch supporters of all our Surrey events and knockouts and what an achievement to have their names on these trophies for the third year in a row.
And finally - - - The Stirling Salvers
Twins Annabel & Emily Peaford taking on fellow Walton Heath members, the Mother and Daughter combination of Jenny & Holly Justice. It was billed ( by us) as the Match of the Day.
It most certainly did not disappoint, with Annabel and Emily taking an early lead, the match looked all but won and the kettle was on, however, after an amazing fight back from Jenny and Holly the match went all the way to the 18th green... and beyond! All Square after 18, the players and many supporters followed the match as they went back down the first - a sympathetic shout out to the chaps playing the first, who let them play through, as the gentleman stood aside, they watched in awe, as the drives of both Emily and Holly flew past their drives and up and up and up the hill of the first fairway. A fantastic shot onto the green from Annabel, followed by a superb putt from Emily, giving the sisters a birdie to win the match. All four players thoroughly deserved the applause they received at the trophy presentation.
A huge THANK YOU to all the players, win or lose, all matches were played in a true sporting spirit - you are all amazing!
Thank you to the caddies, the Lady Captains and the supporters who came out in force to support their players and in doing so, support us at Surrey, to make these days into a special occasion for all the players who have made it to these finals.
Thank you Diane and all the staff at Guildford Golf Club for a wonderful finals day, we are always made so welcome and we truly appreciate your support.
If you are inspired by our finalists - please put a note in your diary and enter a Surrey Knockout in 2024 - who knows, next year , it could be you!