September 26th, 2016

Masters is the champion

Masters is the champion Masters is the champion
Beryl Osborne (left) with Ruth Masters, club champion (centre), and Carolyn Washbourne, winner of best nett (right). (s)
Updated: 6:37 pm, Jul 28, 2015

THE EVESHAM Golf Club Ladies’ Club Championship was won by Ruth Masters, who topped the standings in a 22-strong field which competed in a competition of very much two halves.

The Ladies’ Club Championship was inaugurated on April 12, 1983, when the trophy was given to the club by Beryl Osborne, the then lady captain.

With handicap qualification of 30 and below, the competition has a winner each for the best gross score and the best nett score. Thirty-six holes are played in total over Sunday and Tuesday, with the trophies being presented by Beryl at the closing evening dinner.

This year the Sunday was a gloriously calm day until the last pair came down the 18th in a force nine gale and could hardly stand up, let alone hit a ball accurately.

However, on the Tuesday the very windy conditions appeared once again and it was by chance as to whether you were out in the heavy rain showers or not.

The worthy championship winner with the best gross score of 179 was Masters and runner-up was Joan Hunt with a gross 187. Winner of the best nett score with 146 was Carolyn Washbourne and runner-up was Masters with a nett 147.

Alongside the championship, the Greenhill Trophy was played for over 18 holes, presented by Helen Cross to Dinah Wood with a gross 108, nett 76. Runner-up was Audrey Tomkins with a gross 112 and nett 81.

There was also a medal for others, the winner of which was Angela Fletcher with nett 82. A delicious buffet followed the presentation, which 40 ladies attended.

ON TUESDAY a fun American Foursomes competition was staged and there was a bonus as the forecasted rain did not arrive until the golfers were nicely wrapped up in the clubhouse having afternoon tea.

The winners with 73 points were Jenny Masser and Jackie Edmunds and the runners-up with 72 points were Pat Saville and Annie Bird.

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