Annabel Pitts started playing golf from about the age of 10 following encouragement from her father and brothers, going to the driving range at Beadlow Manor and regularly attending junior group lessons every Saturday. Annabel attended the Friday night roll ups at Beadlow, played internal competitions, and then started playing interclub matches for Beadlow and entering local Junior Opens. From this Annabel has progressed to represent her county at junior and senior level on numerous occasions, and play for SE England Schools. Annabel has also played abroad, qualifying and competing in the Junior European Open in Spain, coming third in 2015 and last year bagging a ‘hole in one’ during the competition, and was part of the England Golf East of England development squad for the past 2 years.
Annabel had a remarkably successful year in her last junior season in 2016 winning her third consecutive individual Bedfordshire Girls County Championship, becoming the Ladies County Champion for the first time, and helping Beadlow juniors to victory for their fourth consecutive county team title (Tavistock Trophy), personally playing her third final in a row.
In her desire to maximise her playing opportunities Annabel is also now a member of South Beds and Woburn, where she regular plays in various scratch team events. Nonetheless, Annabel remains a home player at Beadlow Manor and remains appreciative of the support from the club, her family and Bedfordshire County.
Annabel (who is now playing off a 3 handicap) has already stepped up her event diary this year, achieving a solid performance (34/71) in a high quality field at the Hampshire Rose (played at Justin Rose’s course North Hants).
Annabel continued her strong start to the season by competing in the Ladies County Championship in May. After three tough days of golf Annabel prevailed beating Sophie Hillier 4&3 in the final to retain the title for the second successive year.
Annabel will now go on to represent Bedfordshire to find the County Champion of Champions in September at Woodhall Spa, we wish her every success.
You can continue to follow her progress from this part of the Beadlow Manor website.