TWO Somerset sisters have been selected to represent England Golf for the 2023/24 season.

Patience and Mimi Rhodes have been chosen in the squad after continued success this season.

The pair currently represent Burnham and Berrow Golf Club and they are in the England Golf squad for the first time in their young sporting careers.

Mimi Rhodes' career has already seen success as she was a part of Wake Forest team which won NCAA Women’s National Championships (USA).

She has also won the Campeonato Internacional Absoluto de Andalucia (Spain) and she has had Top-10 finishes at Nexus Collegiate (USA), ACC Women’s Golf Championship (USA).

The same can be said for Patience Rhodes as she too has been very successful.

She has won St Rule Trophy, represented Europe in Patsy Hankins Trophy win over Asia-Pacific and was a part of England Women’s Team which won silver at European Ladies’ Team Championship.

England Golf named its Women’s Squad for the 2023/24 season, which includes six new players in the nine-woman squad.

The nonet, who have been recognised for their impressive achievements over the past year, will receive England Golf training sessions with support from its world-class coaching team, and will feature in competitive opportunities throughout 2024.

The UK-based squad will train alongside the Girls’ Squad for the most part the winter, whilst the US-based players came together last week for a Thanksgiving camp at Florida State University with coaches Steve Robinson and Nick Soto.

Lili-Rose Hunt and Nellie Ong are newcomers to the national programme, and join Sophia Fullbrook and Isla McDonald-O’Brien, who have progressed from the England Girls’ Squad, while sisters Mimi and Patience Rhodes are also new additions to the squad for 2023/24. Details of each of the individuals’ impressive 2023 seasons are detailed below.

Performance Manager for Women’s Golf, Becca Hembrough, said: “Coming off the back of a very exciting year for the Women’s Squad and players, we’re looking forward to continuing to support and challenge these women with a view to future success at World and European Team Championships for England, and individual achievements across the amateur game and onto the professional stage.

“The new UK-based squad enables us to have a greater impact on players who could transition into women’s England teams in those big events, and the US-based squad remains very strong with all five players contributing to women’s team success in 2023 and inside the world top 170.”

Women’s UK-Based Squad:

  • Sophia Fullbrook
  • Lili-Rose Hunt
  • Isla McDonald-O’Brien
  • Nellie Ong

Women’s US-Based Squad:

  • Jess Baker
  • Rosie Belsham
  • Mimi Rhodes
  • Patience Rhodes
  • Lottie Woad