Woodbury Park success for Diane Alford with Copper Kettle win
PUBLISHED: 17:11 29 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:11 29 April 2015
The major competition this last week at Woodbury Park was the Mercedes Individual Qualifier which is played throughout the county which provides the opportunity for winners in handicap divisions to move forward and progress to a national final, writes John Bridgman.
Division One was won by David Cockayne with 39 points. Peter Symes came in second on 38, with a better back nine from, in third place, Jason Wride, also with 38 points.
Division Two was another close run thing won by Steve Robb on 39 points from, in second place Richard Earle on 38. Third place went to Neil Howe on 37 points.
Division Three saw Ross Lambeth home with 36 and a better back nine, from Aston Mills also on 36 in second place. Third, on 34, was Ian Kirk. Therefore, David Cockayne, Steve Robb and Ross Lambeth go through to the next round. Well done fellahs, this could be the start of something big!
The midweek stableford saw Ralph Karkeek home in first place on 38 and a better back nine, from Mike Watson also on 38, with Colin Gray third on 34.
The ‘older chaps’ were out in force playing with a Yellow Peril (a yellow golf ball) that each player in the team uses alternately to score double points and end up by bringing home that ball through all eighteen holes.
The first team home were Kevin Wortt, Brian Major and Adrian Hurrell with 118 points. Second place on 117 came Ray Dwan, Austin Barrett and Trevor Eardley with a better back nine from Malcolm Pledger, Tim Shayler and Alan Stone also on 117.
The winner of the ladies Foster Bowl was Sara Beaven. The Ladies played 18 holes on the Acorns course, for the Copper Kettle, a stableford competition, won by Diane Alford with 44 points. Second was Christine Haveron on 39, and Christine also won the longest drive. Val Churn came in third with 37 points.
Another week of winners and losers, but at least if you didn’t win this week try again and in the meantime, practice, practice and practice some more, eh! Happy whacking, cheers John?