Centenary Trophy delight for Ian - The Evesham Observer

Centenary Trophy delight for Ian

Evesham Editorial 11th Sep, 2017 Updated: 11th Sep, 2017   0

IAN WEATHERHEAD made light work of the conditions as he recorded a superb nett 67 to win Broadway Golf Club’s Centenary Trophy.

The silverware was originally presented in 1995 to mark the club’s 100th anniversary and this time around 75 men competed.

The day was a wet and windy one which made play extremely tough but there was no stopping Weatherhead.

John Wayland was close behind in second with an excellent 68, ahead of William Icke who was third on countback with the lowest gross of 72. Andy Basford achieved a worthy fourth place with 70 nett.

The LADIES were out later in the week to compete in their Rover and Daily Mail Foursomes competition.

Whilst the weather was set fair, there was a definite hint of autumn in the air and ladies went out determined to enjoy the seasonal conditions.

The Rover Trophy had originally been competed for as part of a national singles contest in conjunction with the former car manufacturer and continued from 2009 when it was decided to make it a foursomes competition.

Winners of the Rover Trophy with an outstanding 72 nett were Linda Carruthers and Lin Andrew, leaving Barb Buggin and Ange Sollis as runners-up with an impressive 77.

Andi Stedman and Valerie Steven achieved a commendable third place with 78.

Carruthers and Andrew have now earned the opportunity to represent Broadway in the National Daily Mail Foursomes competition later in the year.

THE WEEK concluded in style as pairs from across the region competed in the Alex Jeffrey Open.

Launched in 1974 by Susan Jeffrey in memory of her late husband, the Mixed Foursomes Medal contest is always well supported.

The threat of heavy showers was never far away but, with the course playing superbly, all were keen to enjoy their round.

Displaying some quality golf on the day were home players Rhiannon Gadsby-Evans and Les Seaton who made full use of their local knowledge to bring in an exceptional 71.5 nett to earn them the prestigious salver.

Visiting from Burford were second placed Georgina and Jez Stubbings who scored 76, ahead of Wendy and Ian Melvin from Cotswold Hills who sealed third place with 76.5.

In addition to the Alex Jeffrey Salver, the Sue Carter Quaich was up for contention on the day.

The fabulous trophy was crafted and presented by Les Carter in 2011 in memory of his wife Sue and is awarded for the day’s best Stableford score.

Broadway’s Barb and Roger Buggin were delighted to take the Quaich home after they had brought in an excellent 36 points to take first place, leaving Les and Annabelle Carter in second with 35 and Jan and Alistair Harvey from Cotswold Hills in third with 32.

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