Matthew Bailey, 12, hits hole in one!

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MATTHEW Bailey, a 12-year-old junior at Royston Golf Club, hit a fantastic hole-in-one last week.

He sank the dream tee-shot while playing with his father, Neil, on the 146-yard sixth hole at Royston. “I’m even getting beaten by my youngest son now,” complained Mr Bailey.

Meanwhile, the senior section played their home match against Beadlow Manor winning by five games to three. Senior captain Rod Kennedy said his playing partner, Bob Lee, played the game of his life dropping only nine shots to beat their pairing on the 12th green.

In the Midweek Golfers’ fun game last Wednesday, Ian Gavine, John Weaver and Tony Funstwon with 88 points followed in second place by Dave Rowell, Ian Ogilvie and Peter Mitchell on 82.

The Ladies’ Stableford was won by Jenny Jarvis with 35 points off her 10 handicap, followed by Josie Seward with 33 and Carolyn Devaney with 32.

The Saturday Stableford had 30 entrants who watched in awe as John Johnson scored 43 points off his 17 handicap (cut to 15) ahead of Guy Curtis on a very respectable 41 points and Nicholas Sudden on 38 in third place.

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The Sunday Medal had a field of 87 players take to the course. With a net 65 off his four handicap, Adam Woods took first in Division One, followed closely by Jason Nolan also on net 65 and Adrian Shoebridge with a net 66. All three players saw their handicaps reduced.

In Division Two, Mark Crowley came first with a net 66 (now 19.8 handicap) with Malcolm Hayes following closely in second with net 67 and Martin Shipley in third with net 68.