JOHN O' GAUNT GOLF NEWS
Club v Scratch Team v Juniors
The Club v Juniors v Scratch team took place on the John O' Gaunt Course on Sunday 10 September. There were over 50 members who took part this year which was a record turnout. There was complimentary breakfast courtesy of the Scratch Team Manager Richard Bushell who was also celebrating his birthday. A great day was had by all competitors, the results showed that the Club has some very good Junior Golfers coming through. What a great event. Result: Juniors beat Club and Scratch Team beat Juniors.
The September medal played on Saturday 16 attracted a large field of 138. With the 4th hole closed on the John O’Gaunt course the players looked forward to scoring well on the Carthagena course. The top 30 players all equalling or bettering par, with a superb score of 63 nett by 19 handicapper David Rowell who took the honours with Darren Redman, 64 nett, second and Scott Armitage in third with a 65 nett.
There were 92 golfers taking part in the Bogey Trophy on Sunday 17 September on the Carthagena course, with the best 3 players tying with + 4 scores. The winner being decided on count back with Jon Wren taking the Bogey Trophy narrowly beating Robert Bage and Michael Rhodes.
The Ladies have had a busy time recently with 3 Board competitions and 2 social events played on Thursday 14 and Sunday 17 September. On Thursday although the weather was starting to feel quite Autumnal some good scores were recorded. Jacqui Bunker-Dare will have her name on the winners Board for the Gwen Brookbanks Memorial Trophy coming in 2 shots clear of the field with a nett 71. Also played on the same day were 2 social Stableford competitions with Jane Cooper scoring 38 points taking the prize on count back from Tineke Smith, and over 9 holes Jane Newberry with 19 points took the plaudits.
There were 2 Board competitions played on Sunday with the weather being a little on the rainy side scoring proved difficult. The first competition was for Medal winners over the season and also the Norman Trophy for those Ladies who had not won a competition this year. The Medal Final was won by Dawn French 1 shot clear with a nett 71, and Karen Beagent with a magnificent round with 37 points 5 clear of the rest, winning the Norman Trophy.
Ladies’ Gwen Brookbanks Memorial Trophy
1st: Jacqui Bunker-Dare - 71 nett
2nd: Yvette Bunker-Dare - 73 nett on count back
3rd: Dawn French - 73 nett
1st: Jane Cooper - 38 points on count back
2nd: Tineke Smith - 38 points
3rd: Adrienne Massey - 37 points
Ladies’ 9 Hole Stableford
1st: Judy Newberry - 19 points
2nd: Sheila Murphy - 18 points
3rd: Janet Batchelor - 13 points
Ladies’ Medal Final
1st: Dawn French - 71 nett
2nd: Tanya Willmott - 72 nett
3rd: Anna Collis - 73 nett
Ladies’ Norman Trophy
1st: Karen Beagent - 37 points
2nd: Tracie Allan - 32 points
3rd: Helen McDonald - 29 points