Men’s Section

THE Men’s October Medal took place with 71 starters on a dry and pretty much wind-free morning, writes Peter Crowter.

The favourable conditions produced some steady scoring with 15 players carding a nett score of 72 or less.

The leading scores in all three divisions were in the 60s.

Ed Cary topped Division One with 69 and this was bettered by two shots by the leader of Division Two, Doug Miners with 67.

Both men received a one-shot handicap cut.

However, the winner on the day came from Division Three where Taff Golding came in with the excellent score of 65, earning him a two-shot handicap reduction.

An unusual feat was acc-omplished by Kevin Jones who carded three twos.


Division One: 1 Ed Cary 75-6-69, 2 (acb) Ralph Daubeney 81-10-71, 3 Gavin Gay 79-8-71.

Division Two: 1 Doug Miners 83-16-69, 2 Martin Drennan 85-14-71, 3 (acb) Mike McGrady 86-14-72.

Division Three: 1 Taff Golding 84-19-65, 2 Kieran Mulhall 90-20-70, 3 Tony Colborne 98-27.71.

Veterans’ Section THE veterans enjoyed the best morning’s weather of the week for their Thursday competition.

Twenty three-man teams took part in a Texas Scramble (10 per cent of combined team handicaps).

Club captain Peter Mar-shall (10) along with Colin Clark (22) and Robert Lang-ran (27) took third place with a score of 64.1. Taking the runner-up spot was the team of Marcus Beresford (17), Dave Buckland (21) and Robert Froy (28) with 63.4. Just ahead of them by a narrow margin were John San-som (13), Gerald Allum (18) and Tony Williams (28) with 63.1. Ladies’ Section THE sun eventually made an appearance warming the 42 members playing in the Lady Captain’s Charity competition, writes Lyn Hargrave.

The format was a one-two-three stableford played in threes, teeing off from several points, so that everyone would come in at about the same time.

There were nine sets of prizes all donated either by various companies and individual people.

There was also an auction, among which were four rounds of golf donated by local clubs.

* Entry fees, a raffle and auction raised £572.50 for the charity Hounds For Heroes.

Results – Winners: Carole Brown, Di Harris & Di Edwards, 71, 2 Dinah Vagg, Jane White and Peggy Griggs =67.