£4,300 raised for Mencap at Royston GC

13:59 14 May 2012

Ken Jones, left, receiving the MENCAP Trophy from club captain David Crossley.

Ken Jones, left, receiving the MENCAP Trophy from club captain David Crossley.

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ROYSTON Golf Club was delighted to be chosen as host for the 27th Annual Royston Mencap Charity Day recently.

The Mencap Charity were also delighted to have the support of Royston companies including main sponsor Messrs Johnson Matthey PLC and Hole in One sponsor John R Ford Ltd of Royston and Shefford.

Organiser, Sid Seward, said that he was delighted with the day which proved to be yet another success for Mencap and the club, raising approximately £4,300 for the charity.

On the day, Ken Jones of Nazeing Golf Club stole the limelight with an amazing 41 points, playing for his first time on the immaculate Royston course. Ken is pictured receiving the Mencap Trophy from club captain David Crossley. The team event was won by Royston Member, David Chamberlain and his team, with an excellent 87 points.

Sid Seward would like to take this opportunity of thanking the golf club and his charity’s sponsors for a fabulous day in aid of an outstanding cause.

On Thursday the Ladies’ Medal was won by Jennifer Thompson with a net 75 off her 22-handicap ahead of Mary Wilson, Sandra Williams and Karen Pearson all with net 78 points.

The ladies prize in the Grace Darling Charity Trophy went to recentl-returned golfer Gillian Doughton with 34 points, while in second place was the effervescent Denise Moody with 33 points. On 32 points in third and fourth places came Claire Beaumont and Jennifer Thompson.

The men’s prize went to Charles Fidler with net 39 off his 10 handicap. In second on count back, also with 39 off a 12 handicap was Gary Hammond who was followed by Andrew Brooker and Craig Holson both on 38 and six players beating par.

The prestige event of the week was the 36-hole Adamson China Cup Trophy on Sunday which was won by 11-handicapper Peter Law who finished with a magnificent net 136, playing to net 68 in the morning and 68 again in the afternoon round.

A fabulous two rounds of golf that certainly screams out for a handicap reduction. In second place was Barry Buckerfield who with a fabulous 67 in the morning, then crazily played the wrong ball on the seventh incurring a two-stroke penalty and finally blew all chances away with a double bogey on the last, to score 72 and a total of 139 for his two rounds, just three shots behind the winner. In third place, with a 68 morning round and 72 afternoon round, was Keith Jest with 140.

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