Evesham seniors are given a tougher challenge - The Evesham Observer

Evesham seniors are given a tougher challenge

Evesham Editorial 21st Aug, 2017   0

MATTERS were more challenging for players when Evesham Golf Club seniors played in their annual Wychavon Challenge Cup.

The format is a fourball, better ball medal played off the white tees and players’ handicaps were reduced to 90 per cent of their playing handicap to provide a tougher test.

There was some excellent scoring and the winners with a nett 66 on countback (31 on the back nine) were Ian Wood and Jeff Fletcher.

During the course of their round, Wood scored an eagle on the 15th hole and Fletcher scored a nett albatross at the 18th.

In second place, also with a nett 66 but with 33 on the back nine, were Geoff Wellens and Gerry Ricketts.

In third place with a nett 69 were Malcolm Hiscock and Hans Holzgartner.

THIS year’s Evesham Golf Club Seniors Championship was scheduled to be played over two days but, unfortunately, the weather intervened and forced the Wednesday round to be abandoned due to a waterlogged course.

The competition was reduced to a single round on the Friday when fortunately the weather smiled on competitors who enjoyed the excellent condition of the course.

Twenty players took part and some good scores were achieved, not least by Mike Abraham who ran out winner of both the Diffin Cup and the Wilson Jug.

His score of gross 86 and nett 70 was sufficient to win the competition.

In second place with a gross 88 and nett 72 was Geoff Wellens and third place gross was Bill Dobie with a gross score of 89. Nett third place went to Steve Deakin with a nett score of 73.

SHORTLY afterwards, EGC seniors visited Ombersley, whose course played very well with the greens in good condition.

Some exciting golf was played and it was the hosts who edged to a 4-2 victory.

Evesham results: Ian Wood and Ian Facer won 2&1; Neil Croft and Steve Deakin lost 5&3; Martin Williams and Mick Hocking won 4&3; Mike Whiteford and Malcolm Carnall lost 4&3; Malcolm Hiscock and Les Bond lost 2&1; Bill Dobie and Tony Clemow lost 5&3.

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