28th Sep, 2020

Fine turnout as home duo win Broadway Seniors Mixed Open

Liam Moakes 22nd Aug, 2018

BROADWAY Golf Club’s Seniors Mixed Open featured 65 pairs representing 35 different clubs from across the region on a day when the weather was pleasantly warm and conditions were perfect.

Complementing each other well in the greensomes competition, home players Tony and Doreen Reeve made full use of their local knowledge to bring in a superb 43 points for victory.

Clearly finding Broadway to their liking, Henbury duo Dereck and Mary Howell clinched a close second, also with 43, but edged out on countback.

Charles and Lesley Leggitt had travelled from Kenilworth and were rewarded with a very respectable third place with 42 points.

Prizes were also awarded for the best front and back nines and home player Barbara Bate and partner Clive Brimmell (Leominster) earned 25 points to top the front and Paul Burnett and Judy Parry from Naunton Downs took the back honours with 23.

The ladies were out later in the week playing for the England Golf Medal and Winifred Stephens Trophy.

Competitors made the most of the weather and the stunning course conditions and, in the Silver Division, Annabelle Carter secured first place with a nett 74, ahead of Frances Friend who shared the same score but was second on countback. Pat Beaman completed the top trio in Silver Division, bringing in a worthy third place with 76.

Striding to the top of Bronze Division and earning the overall winning Medal position was Jan Titley who continued her run of fine form with a fine 70 nett.

Angela Sollis earned a close second with an excellent 71, leaving Veronica Rudd third with an impressive 73 nett.

The Winifred Stephens Trophy was donated by the past lady member in 1962 and was available for all of the previous season’s Medal winners. On this occasion it was deservedly won by Annabelle Carter, ahead of runner-up Frances Friend.

A hectic week of golf concluded as Broadway’s past captains competed for the Sutton Cup. Whilst the afternoon was overcast, conditions were still pleasant for play and the 23 golfers all looked forward to getting out to continue their quest for the prestigious trophy, presented by esteemed past captain Jack Sutton who had served at Broadway between 1964-65.

Clear winner was Philip Cloke who made light work of the conditions to score an excellent 41 points and win the trophy for the second year running. Cloke was captain of his previous club Littlestone Warren in 2006 and recently moved to join Broadway.

Taking a comfortable runner-up position with 38 points was 2015 captain Warren McDivitt.

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