Captains drive in at Heydon

PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

From left: Alan Parkes, Daphne Borham and Tony Leigh - Pic: Dan Wilson 2266DW30

From left: Alan Parkes, Daphne Borham and Tony Leigh - Pic: Dan Wilson 2266DW30

THE traditional putting out by the captains from last year and the drive in by the 2007 captains took place at Heydon Grange Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Last year s captains putting out were Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, club captain, Roz McKenzie, ladie

THE traditional putting out by the captains from last year and the drive in by the 2007 captains took place at Heydon Grange Golf and Country Club on Saturday.

Last year's captains putting out were Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, club captain, Roz McKenzie, ladies and Ron Webster, seniors.

The new Captains driving in were Tony Leigh, club captain, Daphne Borham, ladies and Alan Parkes, seniors.

Prior to the drive in, club members placed markers on the first fairway to guess where the drives would end up.

There were some fairly pessimistic forecasts but all captains managed to strike the ball cleanly sending them well down the fairway.

There followed an 18 hole Stableford competition, featuring some 60 golfers over the Essex and Cambridge courses. The winners were as follows:

Men: Steve Miller 43 points, ladies Tamini Hurst 37 points, seniors Colin Edge 44 points

Green fees for guests were kindly donated by Heydon Grange to this year's charities and the amount raised from these and other member donations totalled nearly £700.

This year's nominated charities are Macmillan Nurses and the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

n A busy week of competitions culminated in Derek Noades and Jim Evans, winning the Men's Fourball Stableford at Royston Golf Club on Sunday.

With a brisk wind whipping across the course, scoring was always going to be extremely hard and the pairs 36 points was enough to take the spoils. Keith Pitts and Barrie Parsons finished second on countback with 34 points. Also scoring 34 were Sid Seward and Taff Geraghty, together with Colin Clark and Tony Baker.

The two medals played last week saw two young players take the prizes.

On Saturday 15-year-old Tom Trimble bettered his handicap by three shots to finish ahead of Eddie Collins and Stuart Phillips. The 10 handicapper continued his good run of results, that may see him edge into one of the scratch teams.

Phillips won the Thursday Medal with a round of one under par. The scratch player held of his playing partner, Ben Geldart, who returned a nett 70. Gary Noble took third place with a nett 72.

Shirley Bradshaw claimed yet another victory by winning the Ladies Stableford on Thursday. Her 34 points was just one clear of Jane Millership and Vi Bauckham.

The Alternate Stableford, played on Saturday was won by Jo Hilliard with an excellent 37 points. New member Jenny Thompson was edged into third place by Karen Pearson on countback. Both players returned with 32 points.

The ladies took on the Bedford Golf Club on Saturday in the Mail on Sunday competition. Home advantage on the heath proved to be a pivotal point as the ladies won 4.5-1.5.

The winning team of Jenny Jarvis, Val Squires, Sandra Williams, Janice Abrahams and Jenny McGuigan are now through to the third round.

The Midweek Golfers, played their Medal on Wednesday. Played in beautiful conditions, it was Stuart Knight who headed the field with a nett 68. Seven handicapper, Ian Gavine also had a nett 68, but he was beaten by Knight on the countback rule. Former Captain, John Kelly finished third with a nett 69.

On a brilliant Spring morning last Friday, a Royston team lead by the the captain, Micky Hall, including the president, chairman and four other past captains, inflicted a heavy defeat on a team from the senior section of the club, lead by their captain Roy Ward, who is also the Vice Captain of RGC.

Micky lead from the front with his partner John Nicholl, and finished their match on the 15th hole with a birdie, against Roy and his partner Doug Moule.

The atch was contested by 30 pairs from each side, which is a record, and the lunch, and apres lunch activities, went on well into the afternoon.

Octogenarian Walter Shaw and his partner were one of the few Pulsatilla Winners, narrowly defeating president Tom Shaw and Dickie New.

New, the chairman of greens, was congratulated on the state of the course, which was obviously appreciated by the other members of the RGC team.

The senior section are looking forward to the return fixture later in the year, in the hope that they can put up a better show.


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