England’s Order of Merit is to be sponsored for the first time by One-Up-Golf, the UK’s premier ladies mail order golf clothing company. The winners of the women’s and girls‘ tables will both receive vouchers from One-Up-Golf as part of the three-year deal with the English Ladies‘ Golf Association.
Sue Binnie, director of One-Up-Golf, said, “We are delighted to be associated with the English Ladies‘ Golf Association through our sponsorship. ELGA is doing a wonderful job in encouraging more women to take up the sport and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
ELGA’s Order of Merit is keenly contested and in the 2004 season it tracked the fortunes of 400 adults and 150 girls, ranging from county golfers to the country’s elite players.
It was won by English champion Kerry Smith of Waterlooville, Hampshire, while 17-year-old Felicity Johnson from Harborne, Warwickshire, topped the girls‘ table.
ELGA, founded in 1952, represents about 130,000 women golfers through its 1785 member clubs.
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