24th Sep, 2020

Broadway ladies relish the big occasions

Liam Moakes 8th May, 2019

BROADWAY Golf Club ladies took centre stage to compete in their England Golf Medal and Scratch Salvers.

The day began on a cool note but soon warmed as the morning progressed and the 26 ladies welcomed the opportunity to go out and support the competition.

The Scratch Salvers were first presented in 1966 and were awarded for the best gross score in each of the Silver and Bronze Divisions.

In the Silver Division, Linda Carruthers brought in a tremendous 81 gross on the day to earn her the trophy, with Debbie Donoghue runner-up with a superb 93 gross.

Bronze Division’s Salver winner was won by ladies’ captain Irene Hawkes with an impressive 102 gross, leaving Pat Righton runner-up with 103.

Donoghue won the Silver Division top Medal position on the day with a first-rate 73 nett, leaving Linda Carruthers second with 77. In the Bronze Division, Cheryl Senior took an excellent first place with 75 nett ahead of Valerie Steven in second with 78.

At the weekend the youngsters stepped out with their usual eagerness to take on the course in their Junior Captain’s Cup, donated in 1990 by former member Paul Stephens and his family soon after he had been Broadway’s junior captain.

Whilst the day began dry, there was a bitter wind to contend with, making conditions challenging, but Ryan Wright made light work of the conditions as he strode in with a with a magnificent 40 points to claim the trophy from Ambrose Eaves, who achieved an excellent runner-up position with 39.

Max Carter brought in a splendid 36 points to take third place, leaving James Sutherland fourth on countback.

The men competed in the Joe Steward Trophy, first presented in 1993 by his wife in memory of Joe – a very well respected past Broadway member.

The 54 pairs had an early start and came out to a chilly but fine morning to compete in the better ball contest. Once again the course played superbly, providing ample opportunities for some remarkable scoring.

Top of the field with 50 points were Chris Davis and David Goodwin, ahead of second-placed Ben Tallis and William Hale with 48 and Justin Loram and Adrian Bennett who matched the score but finished third on countback. Junior members Joe Golding and Scott Davis were fourth with 47.

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