Brushett continues winning run as Leigh leaves them trailing
HEYDON Grange members held their annual Captain s Day on Saturday. It provided a chance for this year s captains Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Roz McKenzie (ladies) and Ron Webster (senior men) to thank members for their support throughout the year and take the
HEYDON Grange members held their annual Captain's Day on Saturday.
It provided a chance for this year's captains Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Roz McKenzie (ladies) and Ron Webster (senior men) to thank members for their support throughout the year and take the opportunity to raise money for their charities: Ataxia UK and East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Leading the men home was recently crowned club champion Ian Brushett (4) who amassed 41 stableford points from Andy Sawford (10) on 39 points and Roger Brigham (9) third with 38 points.
Brushett also won the longest drive and Mike Desmond nearest the pin.
Not the first time this year, Helen Leigh (29) left the ladies field for dust with 46 points - Leigh has now had her handicap cut by 10 in just a month.
Second place went to Sue Slater (29) with 41 points and third to Tammini Hurst (21) with 39 points.
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Winners for the day in the seniors' section were Roy Bell (11) on countback from seniors captain Webster (12) with 39 points.
Webster also achieved nearest the pin and Ray Clarke secured the longest drive.
Matthew Barrett (19) took the junior prize with 39 points from Adam McKenzie (27) with 34 points.
The ladies' guest prize went to Mo Webster (5) on count-back from Val Barrett (29) with 34 points.
Mervin Aho (9) took the men's guest prize with 41 points whilst David Brewer (14) snatched second prize from Brian Cousins (24) on count back with 36 points.
The team prize went to Ian Brushett, Andy Sawford Paul Carter and Barry Carter.
The day raised a record £1500 for Ataxia UK and East Anglian Air Ambulance charities.
The guest green fees were donated by Heydon Grange management with the players forced to pay out due to a system of fiendish fines devised by the captains.
Ellie Brown had a sizzling round to win the PIAB Trophy after 12 years of trying.
This was her second win of the season, after winning the Twilight Stableford in June in windy and cold conditions.
The wind was still a factor in Saturday's stunning victory, but the weather was extremely hot - just like her 44 point round.
This meant a reduction of four strokes off her handicap and she will now play off 28.
Last weekend saw the Heydon Grange men took the field in the Nick Willys Trophy (for over 50s) and the Linton Trophy (for under 50s).
The Nick Willys Trophy saw Steve Lang and Martin Lane tie for second spot on net 72 but neither could compare to Steve Miller's net 66 which included a hole-in-one on the par three eighth on the Herts course.
Meanwhile, in the modified stableford format of the Linton Trophy, Paul Chamberlain posted an early +5 points score but was edged out by Martyn Waring's late round of +10 points.
When awarding prizes and congratulating Steve Miller on his ace, Club Captain Malcolm Knobel-Forbes commented that the senior men could still teach their younger colleagues a thing or two.
Turning to the next generation, Richard Hodgson recently secured the Heydon Grange Junior Championship with 37 stableford points ahead of three players on 32 points led by Mark Reyner on count-back.
This followed the recent highly successful Heydon Grange Junior Open Day at which Hodgson again took top spot following by Alistair White in second.