Dean and Middlemass take mixed foursomes victory

Stewart Hart Royston Golf Club hole in one

Stewart Hart Royston Golf Club hole in one - Credit: Archant

On a very busy golfing weekend at Royston Golf Club, left hander Stuart Hart hit his maiden hole in one on Sunday.

Hart was jubilant as he secured his first ace on the difficult par three 5th which requires an accurate tee shot over a deep valley.

Sadly his elation was short-lived as Stuart then took a 10 on the par three 6th.

On Saturday, the club held the annual Johnson Matthey Chemicals Cup mixed foursomes competition.

The event was started 32 years ago by Royston lady golfer and Johnson Matthey employee Angela Tinston to promote mixed golf at Royston and it remains a popular date in the Club’s diary.


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Extremely blustery conditions made it difficult for the golfers but winners Peter Dean and Jane Middlemass made light work of the course, returning to the clubhouse with 37 points.

Club Captain, Nigel Thomas, thanked Pam Bonnett for yet again organising such a wonderful event.

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In the morning the Saturday Swindle scores also reflected the difficult conditions but Ben Bennett and Greg Fyson both scored 36 points with Bennett taking first place thanks to his better performance over the closing holes.

Two events were also held on Sunday. Royston Golf Club professional Ryan Wingate, re-introduced the Mixed Open with all contestants thoroughly enjoying the day, praising Ryan for his organisational skills and the excellent condition of the course.

The Club was especially pleased to welcome back visiting golfers who had previously played Mixed Opens at Royston.

This year’s Lady Captain, Libby Toby, and her playing partner Andrew Winfield from Wellingborough Golf Club won the ‘home’ golfer prize with a score of 39 points.

Runners up were Royston Past Captain Graham Toby and Lorna Winfield from Wellington Golf Club with 35.

The ‘away’ golfer prize went to Sarah Carr from Mentmore Golf Club and Stephen Baxter from Tilsworth Golf Club with 33 points. Walter and Kiyoto McLellan, both from Saffron Walden Golf Club, were second with 32 points. Nearest the pin prizes on the 6th were won by Andrew Winfield and Lorna Winfield.

The monthly medal held on the same day was won by Mark Pearson with his 3 under par round of 67. Second was Scott Parnell with 71 and third Andrew Brooker with 72.

In the Ladies section this last month Kim Bradfield and Sarah Buckerfield were both recent medal winners whilst in the recent Stableford competition Jenny Jarvis scored 34 points to win in the Silver Section and Kim Bradfield, with 33 points, won the Bronze Section.

Sandra Williams secured double success by winning both the Bogey Cup and Philips Cup.

In their recent Jean Wilkinson outings Royston Ladies were beaten 6 games to 1 at Saffron Walden but managed victories away against March, winning 5 games and halving 2, and at home against Newmarket Links 6 games to 1.

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