Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
Paul Atkinson completed a rare "double" on Sunday when he was crowned Champion golfer in the Club Championship. He also added the Handicap Trophy for good measure. Paul who plays off a handicap of six, completed two rounds in a gross 154 to finish seven clear of joint runners-up Greg White and Richard Samuels, with George Sadowski and Jamie Stone carding scores of 164.
With four birdies in his rounds, including a chip in for three on the stroke index one Par 4 13th, Paul finished with a nett 142, a shot clear of Steve Richardson, with George Sadowski on 144, Danny Latimer on 145 and Russell Rowles fifth on 146.
Tim Martin's 75 was the best first round gross with John Allinson carding the best nett first round of 66. Josh Rowles' 81 was the best second round gross, with Greg White's 73 the best nett score on a windy Sunday afternoon. Paul is no stranger to success. He's been crowned champion twice at Belton Park in his native Lincolnshire and four times at Elstree where he played before joining Leighton where he's won several club trophies and finished runner-up in five others with former club captain and ex-President David Hawkins.
Leighton golfers scooped the top three places in the Bedfordshire County Fourball Championships played on their home town Plantation Road course.
Ben Irvine teamed up with Gregory White to win with a two-round total of 89, one point ahead of Shane Bentley and John Latimer whose first round of 47 points was the best of the day. Josh Banwell and Eddie Fender scored 43 points in each of their two rounds to finish third with 86pts, with Paul Atkinson and David Hawkins finishing fifth with 84 and Manny Barker and Brian Wilson ninth with 81. Dave Banwell and John Tarbox and Steve Giles and Mark Vincent tied for 12th spot with 80points, with Steve Leng and Adrian Stephenson 16th with 78pts.
Seniors Captain Robbie John thought it was going to be "one of those days" when he missed an 18-inch putt on the last hole in his match with Paul Johnson to gift their opening game against the club juniors to Tim Martin and Ollie Banwell. But wins by Harry Adam and Chris Figg over Ben Proud and Callum Campbell; Peter Myrants and Tom Davis against Ed Stephenson and Shinn Bateman and Dave Kingham and Keith Camp over Adam Cobb and George Stephenson earned the Seniors a 3-2 win, Eddie Fender and Archie Galping claiming the scalp of Ian Rimmer and Dave Debell for the other junior point.
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There's always going to be an element of luck with any hole-in-one, but this is something else! Sadly for Thomas Bjørn, it won't go down as a competitive ace.. Still… worth a watch.
I hope you enjoyed the newsletter and have a great weekend.
Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF
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