Royston Golf Club hosts Jean Wilkinson Trophy

New vice-captain Ray Boddy on the 18th at Royston Golf Club

New vice-captain Ray Boddy on the 18th at Royston Golf Club - Credit: Archant

Saffron Walden beat Brampton in the final of the ladies’ Jean Wilkinson Trophy, hosted by Royston Golf Club.

Abbotsley and Bourn made up the quartet of teams looking to lift the title but it was the Essex side that prevailed.

The club looked after everyone in superb fashion, providing refreshments, ball spotting and support throughout the day.

Royston ladies captain, Libby Toby, said: “Everything went brilliantly and I am so proud to be a part of the team that worked so well together.

“Thank you to all those at the golf club who helped make the day a success.”


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Meanwhile in club action, Royston men’s scratch team secured their league status in the final match of the season with a narrow 7-5 defeat at Mill Green.

Level after the four morning foursomes matches, Royston secured enough points in the afternoon singles to secure fourth place.

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A great outcome as the team was only promoted last year.

Barry Buckerfield won the Saturday Swindle with a terrific 40 point haul.

Richard Lane took second on countback from Simon Fitzwilliam as they both scored 38 points.

Playing in the Swindle, Ray Boddy celebrated being announced as the incoming vice-captain by hitting a hole-in-one on the par three fifth.

It was grandfather and grandson who sealed victory in the Family Foursome on Saturday afternoon and John and Greg Fyson came in with 36 points to take the title for 2015.

Ted Prestbury took the Vets Tankard by returning a very impressive round of 65 in the four-way play-off needed this year as scores were tied after the initial competition.

One of the smallest trophies contested for in the Royston golfing calendar went to the captain’s team.

Nigel Thomas’ team won the ‘pink pig’ competition thanks to a total of 572 stableford points against 563 for Ryan Wingate’s professionals team.

In the same competition, Tony Funston and Arlo Blair took first prize with their 41 points, which included a host of birdies by Blair on the back nine.

Second place was shared by the pairings of Mark Pearson and Keith Jest, Jim and George Hopkins and Stewart Hart and Peter Rutter.

Finally, Royston men’s scratch team secured their league status in the final match of the season with a narrow 7-5 defeat at Mill Green.

Level after the four morning foursomes matches, Royston secured enough points in the afternoon singles to secure fourth place in the table.

A great outcome as the team was only promoted last year.

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