Lady's Pictorial Tournament

The Lady's Pictorial Tournament was a women's golf tournament contested annually from 1911 to 1914. It was held at Stoke Poges Golf Club near Slough, England. There were a number of qualifying stroke play events with a total of 16 players advancing to the final match play stage. In 1911 it was called the Lady's Pictorial Coronation Cup, being played near the time of the Coronation of George V and Mary. In addition to the main scratch event there were also two handicap sections, which were played using a similar format.

Lady's Pictorial Tournament
Tournament information
LocationStoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Established1911
Course(s)Stoke Poges Golf Club
Organized byLadies Golf Union
Formatmatch play
Month playedJune/July
Final year1914

In 1911 there were 8 qualifying sections with two players qualifying at each. There were three sections for England, two for Ireland and Scotland and one for Wales.[1][2] In 1912 there was only one section for Ireland with England having four sections.[3][4] The qualifying format was revised in 1913 with the number of qualifying events for the scratch event being reduced to two. One, for England, Ireland and Wales, was held at Worplesdon Golf Club in late April with 10 players qualifying.[5] The Scottish qualifying, with 6 places available, was held at Machrihanish Golf Club in June, the day before the start of the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship. Qualifying for the handicap sections remained unchanged with 8 regional events.[6] The 1914 qualifying followed a similar form to that used in 1913, although 12 qualifying places were allocated to England, Ireland and Wales and only 4 for Scotland. Qualifying took place at Woking Golf Club and Muirfield.[7][8]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Score Runner-up Semi-finalists Ref
Lady's Pictorial Coronation Cup
1911   Katharine Stuart 3 & 1   Lily Moore   Ruth Durlacher,   Gladys Ravenscroft [9][10]
Lady's Pictorial Tournament
1912   Cissie Kinloch 2 & 1   Gladys Heming-Johnson   Violet Hezlet,   Lily Moore [11][12]
1913   Lettie Barry 1 up   Cissie Kinloch   Beryl Cautley,   Gladys Ravenscroft [13][14]
1914   Muriel Dodd 7 & 5   Gladys Ravenscroft   Cecil Leitch,   Winifred Martin Smith [15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ladies' open tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 22 February 1911. p. 10.
  2. ^ "Ladies' coronation cup". The Glasgow Herald. 27 June 1911. p. 15.
  3. ^ "£200 for a ladies' tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 1 January 1912. p. 11.
  4. ^ "£200 prize tournament for ladies". The Glasgow Herald. 14 February 1912. p. 14.
  5. ^ "Ladies' golf union". The Glasgow Herald. 26 April 1913. p. 9.
  6. ^ "The Scottish ladies' championship". The Glasgow Herald. 24 June 1913. p. 14.
  7. ^ ""Lady's Pictorial" qualifying round". The Glasgow Herald. 29 April 1914. p. 12.
  8. ^ ""Ladies' Pictorial" competition at Muirfield". The Glasgow Herald. 9 June 1914. p. 14.
  9. ^ "Ladies' coronation cups". The Glasgow Herald. 28 June 1911. p. 14.
  10. ^ "Ladies' coronation cups". The Glasgow Herald. 29 June 1911. p. 14.
  11. ^ "Ladies' golf union tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 27 June 1912. p. 15.
  12. ^ "Ladies' union tournaments". The Glasgow Herald. 28 June 1912. p. 14.
  13. ^ "Ladies' golf union tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 10 July 1913. p. 14.
  14. ^ "Ladies' golf union tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 11 July 1913. p. 14.
  15. ^ ""Lady's Pictorial" tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 25 June 1914. p. 14.
  16. ^ "Lady champion defeated". The Glasgow Herald. 26 June 1914. p. 14.