THE WINNING card of Cheryl Senior and Fran Andrews has gone forward to qualification for the Ping National Finals at Thonock Park in Gainsborough later in the year after victory in Broadway Golf Club ladies’ Ping Fourball Betterball contest.
Once again, the temperatures were beginning to soar and with wall to wall sunshine playing conditions were fabulous. With the best of two scores to count on each hole, the scores were there to be made and this was ably demonstrated by Senior and Andrews as they brought in an outstanding 44 points.
Jayne Rose and Valerie Steven, Elaine Hickin and Angela Sollis and Jan Titley and Kate Bellamy all scored an excellent 41 points to earn them second, third and fourth positions respectively.
THE JUNIORS Open took place the following day and brought with it the youthful talent and impeccable golfing etiquette of 30 eight to 18-year-olds from clubs across the country.
Whilst the temperatures remained high, the youngsters kept tremendously cool and some magnificent scores were recorded.
Broadway’s Kyle Wright won the event with a fine 61 nett to take the title and fellow home member Sonny Nangle was second with an excellent 65 nett, ahead of Sam Edlin from Cotswold Hills who took a very close third with 66.
Home player Curtis Coane was fourth with 67 and Scott Davis took full advantage of home conditions to win the award for best gross with an exceptional 77.
ALSO played for on the day was a Stableford competition for the 29-40 handicap group and this was won convincingly by Broadway’s Alex Gough with a superb 47 points.
Broadway’s eight-year-old Tommy Sutherland was successful in the nine-hole Medal contest for the 41-54 handicap group as he came in with an incredible 23 nett.
THE JUNIORS soon returned to action in the George Sloggett Trophy won by Kyle’s twin Ryan Wright and Davis.
Donated in 2006 by a stalwart member of the club and one-time junior organiser George, he thought younger members should get an early taste of the Fourball Betterball format common in adult golf.
The weather had cooled significantly and heavy rain persisted for the whole of the morning but this did not deter any of the youthful enthusiasm.
Instead, here was the opportunity for twin Ryan to share in some of his brother’s success as he and Davis scored 45 points to win.
Kyle and playing partner Joe Golding scored an impressive 44 points to take a close second place and Nangle and Will Jones did well to clinch third place with 43 points on countback from fourth-placed Coane and Ambrose Eaves.