The Ladies and Seniors joined forces to play in the annual Ladies/Seniors Mixed Greensomes stableford competition on Thursday 8 March on the Carthagena course. The 44 pairs set off in occasional light rain, gradually clearing to make golf a pleasure after the recent Beast from the East of cold winds and snow. There were some good scores recorded but for many the rustiness of a lack of golf showed. Taking top spot with a commendable 40 points were Sue Hankins and Vernon Toms, Toms certainly knows how to get a good partner as he also won last year, a point adrift on 39 were Jane Hector and Richard Westergreen-Thorne and third place was taken by Jan Turner and Brian Bullen, 38 points. The prizes were presented by the new Senior’s Captain Jim Kerr, before all players enjoyed an array of cakes and savouries provided by the Ladies, the Seniors provided the liquid refreshments.
Committee Cup Final
Last October well over 100 players entered the Committee Cup Foursomes knockout competition in the hope of reaching the final. The knockout rounds of the competition were played over the winter months and concluded with the 36-hole Final taking place on 25 February over the Carthagena Course. The final was contested between Mark Finch with Alan Hirst and Richard Harris partnering Morgan Darnell. During the first 18 holes Finch and Hirst took a commanding 7 hole lead by the 12th hole. Harris and Darnell fought back to be 4 holes down by the end of the first 18 holes. Despite a supreme effort the match went to the 36th hole where Finch and Hirst held on to win by 1 hole. It was a very exciting match with a high standard of golf.
Senior’s 4 Ball Better Ball Trophy
The Senior’s started their golfing season on Tuesday 13 March competing for the 4 Ball Better Ball Trophy over the Carthagena course. In pleasant spring like temperatures the 40 pairs meant business with no less than 35 pairs scoring 36 points or more, par or better. The winners with 48 points, 21 on the front 9 holes and an incredible 27 on the back, were Graham Berry and Jonathan Lean, just 2 points behind on 46 points were David Lincoln and Kevin Donnelly, in third came Jim McIlwaine partnering Michael Newstead with 45 points.