September 30th, 2016

Andrew claims Club Championships glory

Andrew claims Club Championships glory Andrew claims Club Championships glory
Jamie Andrew (left) is pictured receiving Broadway Golf Club's 2015 club champion's salver from club captain Warren McDivitt (right). (s)
Updated: 4:30 pm, Aug 17, 2015

JAMIE Andrew won a five-hole play-off to be crowned Broadway Golf Club champion as he clinched the champion’s salver in dramatic style.

The unfortunate person to miss out on glory was James Hicks who was level on 150 gross with Andrew after the 36-hole Club Championships.

More than 50 of Broadway’s men competed in the annual event, which had been rearranged due to gales and torrential rain the previous week.

Play began under very different conditions and on a course playing superbly well. Positions were looking close after the first round but there only ever seemed to be two players in contention and, after 36 holes, Andrew and Hicks could not be separated.

The excitement was mounting as the duo went into sudden death battle. Both golfers held their nerve extremely well and Andrew showed true grit and determination to sink his final putt to give him championship victory by the tightest of margins.

Runner-up Hicks also came in with the best nett score (138) to win the prestigious Peter Ward Putter. Mike Humpston came a close third in the gross championship with an impressive 153.

Meanwhile, Broadway’s ladies were taking part in their Lady Captain’s Day Charity Alliance.

Again, the winds were a feature of the day but the 78 competitors battled on regardless and, with two scores to count on every hole, teams had their sights set on some high levels of scoring.

Achieving first position on the day and winning the top prize with an outstanding 82 points were Louise Allen, Valerie de la Pena and Barbara McNaughton.

A very close second with an excellent 81 were Julia Ward, Sue Jones and Veronica Rudd, leaving Maggie McDivitt, Judith Noyce and Jude Vidler to take third place with a well earned 80.

Ladies’ captain Debbie Donoghue then invited everyone to join her for a delicious tea where she announced her charity fund for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Trust (SMA) had grown by a fabulous £440 on the day.

Not forgetting the juniors, Broadway also recently hosted its Juniors Open, welcoming players from clubs across the country to play in an 18-hole strokeplay contest.

Clear winner with an incredible 65 nett was home team juniors captain Kieran Sutton, who also achieved lowest gross on the day with an amazing 66.

Taking second place in Division One on the day was Giles Winthrop from Worcester with a well deserved 71.

Keeping it in the family, Broadway’s Adam Sutton took first place in Division Two with a superb 65 nett, leaving fellow member James Icke to take second place with 68.

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