September 29th, 2016

Watkins wins ladies’ Club Championship at Broadway

Updated: 9:54 am, Aug 10, 2016

VICKY WATKINS saw off some fierce competition to be crowned Broadway Golf Club’s ladies’ champion.

With the weather set fair and course playing well, the ladies were determined to impress in the 36-hole gross Club Championship.

As the morning session ended, things were exceptionally close and ladies went out to complete their second 18 holes with very few points separating the leaders.

Watkins and Linda Carruthers fought it out to the end, with Watkins winning by the narrowest of margins.

Watkins collected the prestigious trophy with an outstanding 161 gross over two rounds, with Carruthers coming in with an excellent 162 to take the runner-up Salver prize.

Lin Andrew achieved best nett on the day with 150 nett to earn the fabulous Julia Ward crystal vase.

On the same day, ladies were competing in their Championship Supporters Stableford in which Julia Fortescue achieved a worthy Division One first place over 18 holes with a superb 36 points and Judith Noyce took top position in Division Two with an excellent 35.

BROADWAY GC opened its doors to juniors from across the region for its Juniors Open for which conditions were a little damp for the 27 youngsters that arrived representing 11 different clubs.

There was an impressive array of awards to be won, all of which were donated in 1995 when the contest began.

The overall winner and recipient of the prestigious President’s Cup – donated by the then president Jack Gorin – was Giles Winthrop (Worcester) with a fine 74 gross.

Second was Tom Deehan (Worcester) who achieved 67 nett to win the Gilbert Challenge Cup, donated by past president and captain Keith Gilbert who was also Broadway’s first junior organiser.

The Junior Challenge Cup was won by home player James Icke with 65 nett, leaving Curtis Coane (Broadway) as runner-up with 72.

One of Broadway’s youngest juniors, Kyle Wright, became the proud owner of the Tams Cup as he brought in an outstanding score of 49 points and Lucy Buckley (Bromsgrove) earned the award for best girl entrant with 71 nett.

The Howard Mitchell Trophy was clinched by Broadway’s Will Jones with 27 points as he edged George Lewis (Broadway) into second place on countback.

A great time was had by all and, if the excellent standard of play and golf etiquette witnessed on the day continues, the club is assured of some high quality golfers in the future.

THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE County President’s Cup match was the next key event at Broadway and took place over the weekend against Painswick Golf Club.

The Foursomes matchplay contest took place on a day when the home team were confident their local knowledge would stand them in good stead and, sure enough, the team of ten were victorious as they enjoyed a 5-0 success.

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