Wodbury Park - Lyndon Bent, representing Bradleys Estate Agents, who have sponsored this competition for the last few years, presenting the overall winner, Carolyn Thomas, a Woodbury player, with the “Bradley Cup”.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The weather forecast for heavy rain, which never materialized, had an impact on the seniors’ roll-up with fewer players turning out, writes Carole Pye.
The competition was a team stableford ‘dusty bin’ and was won by Doug Budgen, Ian Scott and Tim Rufus with 92 points, comfortably ahead of Mike Dillon, Terry Davies and a Ghost on 82.
After a very closely fought, but friendly contest, the seniors lost their return friendly match 5-3 at East Devon, having previously won the home leg four-and-a-half to three-and-a-half.
The midweek stableford competition was won by Andrzej Sobczak with 4 points, ahead of Barrie Nichols (40).
Playing a non-qualifying medal, Jasmine Clapson won the ladies’ roll-up with 77 net, just pipping Marleen Johnson on 78.
The Ladies’ Open proved, as in past years, to be a very successful event.
Over 135 players took part, with individual and team prizes for home and away players.
The main prize, The Bradley Cup, was won by Carolyn Thomas, a Woodbury player, who excelled on the day with 44 points, making her the overall winner. Shirley Perry, Liz Underwood and Liz Haughton from Bude, won the team event with an impressive 94 points.
Suzanne Reed, an East Devon player and Shirley Perry from Bude respectively won first place for the visitors’ prizes for the bronze and silver divisions, whilst Carolyn Thomas and Sue Persey won the home prizes.
It was heartening for the organisers to welcome several ladies who had travelled from as far as Buckinghamshire and Hampshire and even one young lady from Lancashire.
The ladies’ captain, Angela Mullerworth, presented the prizes and Lyndon Bent presented the cup on behalf of Bradleys Estate Agents, who have kindly sponsored this event for the past few years.
The weekend competition was a Three-Ball Team Event with two scores counting on each hole except the par three’s when all scores counted.
With a score of 88 points, Ian Darvelle, Andrew Blakemore and David Cawse won the competition.
Trish Chattey, Marleen Johnson and a ghost were runners-up with 87.