Woodbury Park joy for Barber, Major and Drake

PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:01 11 November 2015

Woodbury Park golfer Ian Chenery (right) after his shooting success

Woodbury Park golfer Ian Chenery (right) after his shooting success


The weather up on the common has certainly not been kind to us golfers of late, writes John Bridgman.

With lashings of rain and gale force wind it’s not surprising that underfoot it has not been easy to play as well as normal.

The Woodbury Park seniors played a stableford three-man team event, with two to score on every hole, but just one to score on holes five and 16. This combination clearly suited Roy Barber, Brian Major and Robin Drake who ran out winners on 80 points.

Second home were Ken Todd, Brian Leonard and Terry Tilbury on 79, with Peter Stone, Norman Baker and Bill Mason third with 75 points.

Certain skills of members here at Woodbury never cease to amaze us and so it is this week that we have a ‘crack shot’ amongst us.

We have plenty of ‘crackpots’ as you may be aware. But, our very own estate manager Ian Chenery who is a low handicap golfer, is a dab hand with a rifle. Just recently Ian competed in the UK FTR League Championships against half a dozen other top dogs, and firing at targets nearly three quarters of a mile away, became the National League Champion.

Well done, please accept congratulations and admiration from us all.

The weekend competition was a three-ball team event. Played in windy and wet conditions Division One was a win for I Kirk, S Jarman and P Lawrence with a better back nine on 85 points from, also on 85, M Bird, D Dickinson and P Crafer. Third on 84 were M Stevens, L Thorpe and I Reeves.

Division Two was a seriously close affair with the top three places resolved by the back nine scores!

C Tonkins, D Greenslade and M Moxey with 79, edged G Miles, D McGregor and R Dart, into second place while J Holland, C Blake and T Crossley who also scored 79, had to settle for third spot.

Division Three was won by I Darvelle, D Sandry and D Cawse scoring 72 points from, in second place D Ratley, M Hayne and T Taylor 71, but with a better back nine score than J Veale, M Wrightman and C Cammack who also scored 71.

More wind and rain is on the way, but no doubt the hardy souls amongst us will contrive to do their best as they usually do.

Happy whacking, everyone. Cheers John.

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