Woodbury Park success for Pledger, Budgen and Ghost

PUBLISHED: 11:09 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:09 16 April 2015

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Up here on the common we have enjoyed the springtime feel about the place at Woodbury Park, writes John Bridgman.

Golf, this week, has of course been all about the Masters.

The club Pro Shop boys have been running the usual sweepstake and would you believe it, my pick wasn’t even mentioned throughout the four days. I congratulate the lucky chap who picked the winner, and applaud Jordan Spieth for an exhibition of greatness for one so young.

The early part of last week saw the seniors turn out to play a Dubai Stableford. Home in first place were the team of Malcolm Pledger, Doug Budgen and Syd Ghost with 81 points to their name. Bill Mason, Alan Stone and Terry Welsh, (some way behind), came in second with 70, and in third place came Alistair Robertson, Barrie Thomas and Norman Baker on 69.

There was no midweek competition this week on the Oaks course, but the groundstaff boys are doing a great job in manicuring the fairways and greens ready for much golf to be played thereon.

Trying their best to emulate the Masters perfectionists, a good sized field took to the fairways for the Skinner Playford.

The mens competition was won by John Collier-Marsh and Phil Watson with a better back nine from Peter Lawrence and Paul Mullerworth on 69 points. Third placed pair of John Cowl and Peter Beaven scored 71.

The “Ladies” competition saw Sue Paine and Jaquie Jacobs win it with a better back nine and 33 points from Kay Foster and Angela Bungard also on 33 points. Jan Morrison and Jane Cross were third with 30.

The groundstaff, who I mentioned earlier, will think Christmas has come earlier this year as management have splashed out on a new fleet of machinery supplied by the John Deere company.

Sadly though there is no provision for a combine harvester for the owner to play with, when he is not honing his skills playing off a six inch tee peg, eh!.. Happy whacking, cheers John.

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