Victory is just the job for Bob

PUBLISHED: 19:13 30 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:50 11 May 2010

AFTER almost four months out recovering from surgery, Bob Lawrence returned to Heydon Grange on Sunday and teamed up with Bob Starr to win the CEN Foursomes Qualifier - the Blenheim Bowl. And it was a tight finish with three qualifying pairs all finishin

AFTER almost four months out recovering from surgery, Bob Lawrence returned to Heydon Grange on Sunday and teamed up with Bob Starr to win the CEN Foursomes Qualifier - the Blenheim Bowl.

And it was a tight finish with three qualifying pairs all finishing on nett level par 72. Second on countback were Graham Handscombe and junior champion David Jolley, and third were last year's captain Tony Leigh and Ray Borham.

The annual mixed match between Old Nene at Ramsey and Heydon Grange took place on Saturday around the nine-hole Old Nene layout.

"This annual match which has been a fixture for over 10 years is always much looked forward to keenly contested" said Heydon captain Adrian Patterson.

"And this year was no exception with the six pairs battling out an honourable half."

Winning pairs for Heydon were Graham and Mandy Handscombe, Tony and Helen Leigh, and next year's ladies' captain Jane Patterson, and David Jolley.

n The club is set to host a number of junior golf coaching sessions, organised and run by professional Stuart Smith.

He said: "We're looking forward to getting the sessions started, they should be good fun for all who are involved."

The sessions will take place on August 4 and 5 and August 18 and 19, and will run from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm each day.

The courses are spread over two days, with the first day free of charge, and the second, which is optional, costing £20.

Smith said: "The first session will cover the swing, while the second will focus on the short game. Above all, it will be fun and available to all, although places are limited.

"It's the first one we have organised and hopefully will be the first of many junior programmes."

For more information call 07799 088786.

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