Arsenal outplayed by Spurs on the links

PUBLISHED: 10:14 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

SPURS pulled off a sensational victory at the weekend by beating their North London rivals Arsenal 9-2. But unfortunately for Harry Redknapp the victory came not on the football pitch but on the links as Spurs fans beat Arsenal fans at Royston Golf Club,

SPURS pulled off a sensational victory at the weekend by beating their North London rivals Arsenal 9-2.

But unfortunately for Harry Redknapp the victory came not on the football pitch but on the links as Spurs fans beat Arsenal fans at Royston Golf Club, pictured.

Playing four ball stableford and led by captain Colin Swallow, Spurs amassed 421 points against an Arsenal team led by Gary Noble who trailed with 372.

The 20 plus aside match was enjoyed by all, especially Neil van der Merwe who played the round of his life and with partner Martin Walker recorded an astonishing 47 points for the best score.

Club vice-captain Sid Seward, a Spurs supporter, said: "I only wish the football team could play so well."

Frank Calvert reduced his handicap to single figures on Saturday by virtue of winning the Saturday stableford with 41 points.

Darren Dawson also had 41 points but lost on count back despite finishing with four straight birdies.

Alan Warner and Bert Burns returned the best score in the Greensomes stableford on Sunday.

Their 39 points was enough to secure victory by one point from the pairings of Alastair Horwood and Geoff Truran, and Barry Rouse and John Griffin.

Former captain John Kelly was victorious in the Midweek Golfers stableford where his 35 points was just one ahead of John Fyson.

The juniors held their monthly medal event on Saturday and John Middlemass shot a remarkable nett 62 (eight under par) to take the spoils, which has seen his handicap trimmed by three shots.

Matthew Graver also had an excellent round of nett 64 to finish second, two shots ahead of Tom Porter.

n LAST weekend saw the postponed Valentines Cup being played at Bassingbourn Golf Club with first place going to Mike Bygate with a superb 42 points, just edging out Terry Domagala.

Sunday's March medal was won by Lee O'Connor on nett 64.

The management at Bassingbourn has been taken over by Imperial Groundcare.

n GREG Smith has won Barkway Park Golf Club's monthly stableford with 41 points.

Matt Maciejewski was second on 40 points.

The next club competition is the monthly medal held on March 28/29.

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