Last Summer Friendly v Wharton Park at Ford Bridge.
Terry Bufton’s summer of success in the friendly matches took a sad turn in Autumnal September; first a defeat at Church Stretton then, horror of horrors, defeat at home to Wharton Park. Today we lost 3-4, though back in April we won on their course. Our 2 winning pairs were Dave Jones with Andy Chambers and Jim Shaddick with Alan Roberts who can’t wait to get involved in next year’s matches after winning every time he has played this season.
Winter KOs. The sign up sheets are on the noticeboard. Please put your entry fee of £3 for each competition in the box when you add your name. The draw will be made at the end of this month but only from those names which are on the envelopes. No money in box means no entry in the draw.
Summer KO Pairs.
Congratulations to Richard Cattermole and Phil Green on winning the Summer Pairs; they had a narrow win over Ray Chambers and Ian Robertson, defeating them on the 1st extra hole.
Derrick Jones Cup.
As usual on this occasion it was a pleasure to see Vicky Jones, Derrick’s widow, and Yvonne Harris at the end of the day. Vicky was welcomed by Terry our captain and invited to make the presentations. Winning by a large margin was Jeremy Finney on 42 pts and Iain Ashcroft came 2nd with 39.
Thursday 5th September. The Ancients Cup + The new Terry Carver Challenge Trophy.
To encourage our members to play in a competition where they feel there can be only one winner we now offer the TC Trophy to be awarded to the best net score out of the computer before the Age Allowance is applied. Terry offered us this splendid trophy in memory of his captaincy in 2015.
Bill Brown turned back the clock a few years and shot a gross 86 which gave him a trophy winning net 64 off his 22 handicap. 3 players had a net 67; the best of these the amazing Charlie Tune gross 101 off 34 followed on cb by Robert Head gross 80 off 13 and Robert Harris gross 83 off 16. Another Robert (Brotherwood) had the lowest gross 77. It hardly needs saying that when the Age Allowance was applied Charlie Tune won by a record amount with Ron Plant, who shared Charlie’s buggy, a distant second. Robert Head had the distinction of 2 twos (on 6 and 17) and shared the ball sweep with Ted Amos a 2 on 14.
Wednesday 4th September.
A great day for LGC Seniors. Our “A” team in the National Classic Competition qualified for the semi-finals and final weekend in October at Staverton Park. Led by Tony Green who won his singles the team beat Greenmount GC from Bury by 2.5 to 1.5. Well done Tony, Jim Shaddick, Mike Privett and Ian Robertson.
Monday 2nd September. Summer Friendly v Church Stretton Away.
A defeat on the slopes and ravines of Church Stretton, as our opponents took ample revenge for our victory over them at Ford Bridge. Alan Roberts with Terry Carver and Dave Jones with Bob Holloway gained draws to win the 1 point in our 1-5 defeat. This was the last away match this summer since S. Hereford was cancelled owing to an accident to one of their caterers.