Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
Last Saturday saw the rerun of the Club Turkey Medal after it was washed out on its original date and it was Tony Brinded who took full advantage and won with a nett 65. In second place was Stuart Leslie with a nett 67 and third place went to Colin Jeffery after a nett 68. Others to break par were Dave Hanley and Mark Hammond, nett 69's, also Keith Powell and Tim Martin with nett 70's.
On the following Sunday the Men's Christmas Foursomes was played and it was Steve Leng and Shane Kimber who triumphed with a 39.5pts total. Second place went to Phil Coumbe and Chris Read with 38.5pts closely followed by Jeff Wood and Steve Molyneaux with 38pts.
Paul Atkinson won the first Club Turkey Medal competition with a nett 66, two shots clear of Shaun Cavanagh. Sam Messenger and Paul Naudo both carded nett 69s, with Will Koch and George Sadowski a shot adrift. Simon Goodall, Andrew Money, and Chris Newnham headed a chasing pack, each with a nett 71.
The Ladies have been handing out the silverware with two dozen trophies handed out to the winners of Ladies competitions staged during the year.
Former Ladies Section Captains bagged nine between them, with Jackie Phelps celebrating her successful year by collecting the Buckmaster Salver, Lucking Cup and Barbara McLeod Merit award.
There were two for Debbie Pollard-Barns who won the Ladies Championship Cup and teamed up with Sylvia Dell to win the Foursomes Cup, while Rosie Hartnell won the Handicap Cup, Val Berry the Senior Ladies Championship Cup and Alison Shirville the Senior Ladies Handicap Cup.
Immediate Past Ladies Captain Angela Samuels won the Chris Gretton Trophy and for good measure, her successor and current Captain Avril Simpson won the Medal Cup and Vice-Captain Patti Marriott the Summer Eclectic Bowl.
Oonagh Russell collected the Grannies Salver; the Rosewear Bowl was won by Judy Ammon; the Captain's Cup went to Anne Tilbury; Jean Bendall collected the Olive Wood Trophy and Sue Preston landed the Croxford Classic.
Farida Cerosio won the Challenge Cup; Vicki Pratt was presented with the EWGA Medal; Kate Wright won the Cherie James Birdie Award; Lynne Newnham was named as the Most Improved golfer and Maggie Shaw received an award for the player with the most reduced handicap.
The Club 'Lady of the Year' award was shared between Jean Clayton and Elizabeth Bruce; the Winter Eclectic winner was Joyce Young and the nine hole competition winner was Marina Eaton.
The inter-club team lost their annual pre-Christmas clash with John O'Gaunt 8-5 with one game halved….but club skipper Adrian Stephenson had better luck as the Captains team beat the Vice Captains squad 13-4. Adrian teamed up with Immediate Past Captain Steve Leng to beat Vice Captain John Smith his nominated successor Jeremy Taylor in the opening match - never looking back after their opening success.
A week after standing down as Ladies Captain, Angela Samuels won the ladies Christmas turkey competition with 37 points, beating Sandra Bellis on countback.
The Junior Presentation evening went ahead last Friday with Tim Martin, after a successful year, handing over the Junior Captaincy to Ollie Banwell who will be assisted by new Junior Vice Captain Shin Bateman.
The Junior Section can always do with new members as it needs to grow so if any member knows about some youngsters who they think would like to have a go there is the Sunday junior group lessons available from either 11am-12pm or 12pm-1pm at the cost of £1.00, just contact the Pro Shop to book a slot and they can have a go in a relaxed atmosphere and hopefully they will catch the golfing bug.
Andy Jones is also stepping down as Junior Organiser after a very successful stint so we are also looking for a member to fill his shoes. If you would like to put your name forward let me know and I will go through what the role entails. I would like to thank Andy for all his efforts and wish him good golfing for the future.
Saturday 3rd December: No reservations
Sunday 4th December: Mixed Xmas Greensomes: 10.00am-11.30am
Monday 5th December: No reservations
Tuesday 6th December: Ladies Xmas Competition: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 7th December: Barney Hallam Xmas Cup: Both tees 7.45am-11.30am
Thursday 8th December: Rushmere GS: 9.45am-11.30am
Friday 9th December: No reservations
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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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