Woodbury Park edged out by Isle of Man in three-day match

PUBLISHED: 08:26 24 May 2012

John Man, Woodbury Park Men's Captain presents the trophy to John Mead the captain of the Isle of Man team

John Man, Woodbury Park Men's Captain presents the trophy to John Mead the captain of the Isle of Man team

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Playing at St Mellion the seniors had a very enjoyable, but competitive friendly where they overcame the away disadvantage and achieved a creditable draw, writes Carole Pye.

In the same week, the seniors played Dartmouth at home in much improved weather conditions and achieved a four and half to one and a half win.

Tuesday saw the ladies playing the first Stableford competition of the season. Diana Jacob, playing on the Oaks, took first place scoring 31 ahead of Susan Persey (29) and Teresa Tee (28).

The progress of the Sheelah Creasey team is very encouraging. Playing at home, against Okehampton, the Woodbury ladies came away with a convincing win of five and a half to one and a half.

The Presidents team, playing at Fingle Glen, found the course quite tricky. Some of the games were close, but the outcome was a clear win for Fingle Glen. Woodbury hope to turn the tables in the return home match.

The Woodbury men played their annual friendly, but competitive, three-day match against the Isle of Man in a format that mirrors the Ryder Cup.

After two days the match was all square, but the final day’s singles had to be reduced to 9 holes due to the adverse weather conditions and the Isle of Man retained the trophy as current holders.

The men’s weekend competition was the “County Golfer Stableford Challenge” which attracted an excellent turnout. Ian Dure won the first division with 39 closely followed by Pete Lawrence on 38.

Returning a very impressive score of 41 made Gary Rice the second division winner ahead of Neil Rice (39). Another excellent 41 gave Lewis Thorpe the third division whilst Colin Stevens on 34 was the runner-up.

On count-back Gary Rice was the overall winner, he will represent Woodbury in the finals at Honiton in August.

Due to the conflict of the Peugeot Foursomes the Ladies’ Stableford Competition had a reduced number of players. The outright winner was Helen Hughes (35) with Jill Badley 32 the runner-up.

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