20th Oct, 2017

Harvey Cup proves an exciting affair

Liam Moakes 9th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE MEN’S Harvey Cup was keenly contested at Broadway Golf Club at the weekend.

Former member Fred Harvey presented the cup in 1964 and, as he was a keen supporter of the more senior members at the club, the trophy was intended specifically for the over 55s.

Clearly, age at Broadway is no barrier as the scores soon began to illustrate. Coming home in first position with a magnificent 41 points was worthy trophy winner Ian Mann, leaving Les Carter as runner-up with an excellent 39 points.

Just losing out on countback was third placed Russell Payne, with Brian Campbell taking fourth with 38 points.

Broadway also opened its doors for the John Freeman Open – a prestigious trophy presented by the club in 2002 in celebration of the 40 years the now late John Freeman spent as club professional at Broadway.

A packed field turned out to play in the Mixed Greensomes Stableford, featuring entrants from all corners of the country.

There was never any doubt as to who was going to win the trophy as clear leaders Annabelle and Les Carter (Broadway) strode home with an outstanding 43 points.

Taking a commendable second place with 40 points were visitors Collumb Harrington and Kaye Mater, who had travelled from Buckingham.

Broadway’s president Richard Rouse and Rhiannon Gadsby-Evans took a well deserved third place with a superb 39 points, leaving Peter and Jinny Peachy (Cotswold Edge) to take fourth with 38.

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