The annual Committee Outing took place last week and this year’s event was won with a fine performance by Jon Watson, scoring 39 points to take the overall competition. Past and present committee members competed for the Gorse Bowl and club captain Chris Shawyer took the honour with 36 points to just prevail from runner-up Steve Bucke (35) and third placed Mark Duguid (34). Joan Smith comfortably secured the ladies prize with 34 points.
In the Southgate-Brown Cleek difficult conditions contributed to high scoring over the 36 holes of strokeplay, but the consistent Ray Beadell (151) overcame the problems to win from Robin Fagg (153) and Neil Arends (156).
In the monthly medals, Friday’s event was won by new member Ian Douglas (71) with countback deciding Ron Murray (73) as runner-up and Mike Wellham in third (73). Alex Tindell’s 67 secured Saturday’s medal from Barry Meddle (71) and Harry Smith (73) and on Sunday, Baz Patel (67) took the honours and was promptly rewarded with a 1-shot cut. Steve Bucke (71) and Mark Duguid (71) shared the minor placings.
Patel also featured in another fine performance last week as he and partner Lawrence Schooley extended their run to three consecutive victories in the Daily Mail Foursomes with an emphatic 4&3 home win against Thorpe Hall.
The ladies section was also busy as Sue Meddle continued her recent run of good form with victory in the medal, her nett 72 enough to beat Hazel Webber (74) into second and Andrea Clarke (76) into third.
Hazel Webber ‘s week ended on a high, beating Teresa Hirons to win the Belfairs Challenge Cup and also taking the Beryl Newton Trophy with victory over Linda Wellham.
Husband and wife combination, Frank and Joan Howroyd, enjoyed a comfortable win in the E. Dale Jones Foursomes.