Family foursomes delight for Royston captains

PUBLISHED: 13:35 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

John Nicholl with the president, captain and past captains of Royston Golf Club

John Nicholl with the president, captain and past captains of Royston Golf Club

DAVID and Jane Drake, the current men s and ladies captains at Royston Golf Club, won the club family foursomes on Saturday. The field of 22 pairs, competed in the annual fixture, which attracts players of all ages. The Drakes won on countback over the

DAVID and Jane Drake, the current men's and ladies' captains at Royston Golf Club, won the club family foursomes on Saturday.

The field of 22 pairs, competed in the annual fixture, which attracts players of all ages. The Drakes won on countback over the previous winners, James and Adam Mckenzie, both pairs finishing with 33 points.

The Clapham brothers, Thomas and Michael, finished third with 32 points.

Winners of the best front nine were Mark and Mitchell Smith with Barry and Joan Buckerfield winning the best back nine.

Six year old Lyle Clark, son of the club professional Sean Clark, completed his first 18 holes and presented the cup which his late grandfather had donated.

Kathy Musgrave won the ladies Phillips Cup, in difficult conditions, with Libby Toby finishing as runner-up.

The men's fourball stableford was won by Colin Saban and Nick Scott with 40 points. They pushed Frank Calvert and Ian Coath into second place with a better back nine.

Third, with 39 points, were Robin Christie and Rob Debnam.

Royston Golf Club hosted their fourth Wooden Spoon golfing event last week.

More than £3,000 was raised for the Wooden Spoon Charity, for the benefit of local disadvantaged children.

One of their projects was the renovation of a wing at Meldreth Manor, a college for children suffering from the effects of cerebral palsy, costing £32,000, which re-opened in 2005.

Also playing were the captains of the ladies' and seniors' sections of the club, together with past captains from both sections.

22 teams of four played in the competition, which was won by Philip and Simon Marchant, Sam Parrett and Kevin Hempson, from Haverhill.

The four players now go forward to the regional finals of International Pairs at Belton Woods on September 29th.

Victory there will see them compete in the finals at the prestigious St Andrews Bay Club in Scotland.

The next Wooden Spoon Golf event in Hertfordshire is at Mid Herts. Golf Club on August 11, details from John Nicholl on 01763 225114

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