Bird swoops to win Centenary Trophy - The Evesham Observer

Bird swoops to win Centenary Trophy

Evesham Editorial 27th Aug, 2019 Updated: 27th Aug, 2019   0

THE MEN’S Centenary Trophy – presented in 1995 to mark Broadway Golf Club’s 100th anniversary – featured 74 competitors and was won by Nigel Bird with a nett 70.

Matching the impressive score but finishing second and third on countback were Jamie Thomas and Will Icke, with David Goodwin achieving a worthy fourth place with 71 nett.

BROADWAY then opened its doors for the annual Ladies Invitation Day as 35 home players welcomed guests from 20 different clubs from as far afield as The Royal Mid-Surrey and The Berkshire to more local clubs such as The Vale and Feldon Valley.

It was a day which provided some very pleasant summer sunshine and all were looking forward to enjoying the better ball contest. With the course in spectacular condition, teams soon began to accumulate the points and Broadway’s Isobella Lates and her partner Karen Stokes (Minchinhampton) took top spot with an impressive 43 points.

Close behind the leaders were Esther Pettitt and her partner Elaine Ostroumoff (Redditch) with 42 points in second place, ahead of Judith Noyce and Joy Trinder (Stratford) who earned 41 points to clinch a worthy third. Also achieving 41 to take fourth place on countback were Kate Bellamy and visiting partner Heather Cass (Leominster).

Prizes were also awarded for nearest the pins with Ruth Masters (Evesham Golf Club) closest on the par three fifth and playing partner Lin Andrew achieving nearest in two on the par four 11th.

Ladies’ captain Irene Hawkes was delighted to announce her charity fund for Campden Home Nursing had grown by £277 through raffle sales.

TEMPERATURES were on the rise for the bank holiday weekend as the juniors came out in force to compete in the Roy Cumper Cup, donated by Roy in his year as club captain in 1990 for the best individual stableford score on the day.

Adam Sutton, who has only been back at Broadway as a junior member for a few weeks, found stunning form to bring in an outstanding 40 points to earn him the trophy.

Ryan Wright achieved a close second with an excellent 39 ahead of Joe Golding and Kyle Wright who both scored an impressive 36 points to take third and fourth positions respectively.

IT WAS in memory of a very special golf club member that 86 of Broadway’s men concluded their week with the Tilbrook Cup.

Ian Tilbrook achieved the unique position at Broadway of being the only member to have served as club president, captain, competition secretary and honorary secretary.

The cup – which as a keen silversmith he had crafted himself – was presented in 1962 and has been competed for ever since as a stroke play contest.

It was an early start for some teams and all were keen to get out to complete their rounds before the temperatures began to soar once again.

Dereck Keenan was triumphant, scoring a tremendous 65 nett to make him the worthy trophy winner. Richard Preen clinched second place with 66 nett including a lowest gross of 71, ahead of Rob Lord and Chris Smith who took third and fourth places with 67.

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