8th Dec, 2016

County glory for Broadway golfers

Liam Moakes 3rd May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THREE of Broadway Golf Club’s top players were victorious when they travelled to The Kendleshire Golf Club to compete in the Gloucestershire Golf Union County Championship AM/AM.

Ted Fila, Paul Wragby and Les Carter joined Callum Mortimore from Henbury GC to compete for the prestigious county honour and the quartet were triumphant and delighted to bring the esteemed trophy back to Broadway.

THE GOLF Foundation Stableford brought 44 of Broadway Golf Club’s ladies out to compete and the contest proved to be keenly fought.

A chilled wind brought with it sleet and hailstones and for a while conditions were tough. Rising to the challenge as ever though, the ladies battled on and soon began to bring in some impressive results.

In the Silver Division, Frances Friend edged into the lead with 33 points, leaving Lyn Chambers a very close second with 32. Liz Smith was third with 30.

In the Bronze Division Chris Parkinson strode into the lead with an outstanding 39 points to give her top position.

Jan Titley also earned 39 to take second place on countback, leaving Juliet Bourne third with 36 points.

Monies raised on the day through entry will be donated to the HSBC Golf Roots charity for young golfers.

BROADWAY’S men were out at the weekend to compete for the Joe Steward Trophies, which were first presented in 1993 by Joe’s wife in his memory.

Fifty pairs came out to play in the Better Ball contest on a day when there was still a cold chill in the air, but the glorious sunshine during the morning gave all teams heart that summer is around the corner.

Storming into the lead with an incredible 45 points were the ultimate trophy winners David Drinkwater and Matt Sollis.

Narrowly losing out on countback were second placed Jack Groves and Dan Taylor, whilst Paul Bennett and Alistair Rogers earned a creditable third with 43.

Matthew Print and Barry Williams were close behind with 42 points in fourth.