Westlake Trophy - Tuesday, 27 June
A FINE, sunny day greeted the 27 players who took part in this Stableford competition, which had previously been postponed due to bad weather. Played as one division, scoring was generally very good, with Mollie Goodman, who has not been playing for some time, emerging as a clear winner with 37 points, four points ahead of Di Jeffery. There was close competition for 3rd place, with Sheila Hodson, Norma Richards and Margaret Oliver all finishing with 32 points. However, after count back Margaret Oliver took 3rd place, having gained the advantage by scoring pars on the 15th and 16th holes.
Peto Cup & Medal Competition - 4 July
Although it was a fine, sunny day for this medal competition, the wind was deceptively difficult, so that a number of players found themselves wrestling with bunkers. Played in two divisions, the competition attracted 24 players, during which those who had won a medal competition over the past year were eligible to compete for the Peto Cup.
In the Silver Division everyone was delighted to see that, after being unable to play over the past year, Judy Huntley was back to her winning form taking 1st prize with 72 points, three points ahead of 2nd place winner, Vanessa Eldridge. In the Bronze division Olive Durnall played extremely well to take first place with 74 points, eight points ahead of Tarrian Spiers who led the rest of the field. This year’s winner of the Peto Cup was Norma Richards with 79 points.
Stableford competition - Tuesday 18 July
With the possibility of thunderstorms and torrential rain having been forecast for the early afternoon, the 27 players who took part in this Stableford competition set off driven by a strong easterly wind. This proved to be quite challenging, making it difficult to avoid some of the hazards of the course, and with storm clouds gathering everyone was anxious to complete the round before the weather changed. It was fortunate, however, that the wind veered round to the north east, losing some of its intensity and bringing only a small amount of rain, which the earlier players were able to avoid.
Played in two divisions, Vanessa Eldridge played well to score two birdies and five pars, putting her in the lead of the Silver Division, one point ahead of Jean Gledhill who, although scoring three pars and a birdie, unfortunately ran into trouble on the 7th and 9th holes to finish in 2nd place. In the Bronze Division Olive Durnall played well to finish with 34 points, two points ahead of Polly Gammon, who it was good to see taking part in the competition, finishing three points ahead of Chris Ball, who finished in third place.