Wood welcomed as new 2013 captain

Royston Golf Club round-up


ROYSTON Golf Club held its AGM last week at which David Crossley, the club captain for 2012, handed over the reins to Keith Wood, club captain for 2013.

The flowing Officers were also elected: David Caunce as vice-captain, Mick Hall as greens officer, Alan Warner as members rep and Kath Caunce as ladies’ vice-captain. Gavin Williams was confirmed as senior captain and Robert Brain as junior captain.

On Sunday, all three captains took their turn in the ceremonial “drive in”. Brain, as expected, hit a magnificent straight drive of over 220 yards while Wood and Williams hit straight but somewhat shorter drives. Afterwards there was a special dinner for the new captains, their families, guests and supporters.

Meanwhile, the Friday League was this week won by Rod Kennedy with an excellent 40 points beating Jim Hopkins on countback.

In the Midweek Stableford, Kennedy and Hopkins again came to the fore with Mike Taylor in their team. The three-man team scored 83 points ( best two players out of three ) to beat Trevor Percival playing with Mike King and Fred Wilding also with 83points. In third place were Ken Ayre with John Weaver and Graham Clark with 82 points.

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The Men’s Thursday Medal was won by Keith Taylor with an excellent 68 (and a cut to 13-handicap). In second place was Gary Fortune with a net 71 ahead of third place Edward Collins on 75.

The Junior Medal was on by George Sames with an excellent net 68 ahead of George Saunders on 69, Ryan Sharp on 72 and Matt Bailey on 75.

The Men’s Saturday Medal division two was won by Ken Rushall with a net 66 followed by Phil Martin on 68 and David Caunce also on 68. The Division One prize went to Stewart Hart with a net 67 ahead of Ed Collins and Peter Prentice, both on 68 and four players on 69.

In the Sunday Fourball competition, Pete Tidey and Simon Thompson prevailed with 42 points beating pairing Russell Davey and Arlo Blair on countback. Third place went to Mark Crowley with Mark Pearson also on 42 points.

The Captain-Pro Challenge got off to a fine start with new Captain Keith Wood paired with professional Sean Clark playing vice-captain David Caunce and immediate past captain Dave Crossley. In a tightly fought contest the finish was an amiable draw with both pair finishing with respectable 36’s in the Stableford and an agrreable half on the last hole to square the match.