THE ALEX Jeffrey Open took place at Broadway Golf Club at the weekend as mixed pairs from across the country competed in the Foursomes Medal on a day when the weather was kind and the course played superbly.
Members and visitors alike enjoyed some late summer sunshine and some of the scoring reflected the near perfect conditions.
Presented in 1974 by Susan Jeffrey in memory of her husband Alex, the prestigious salver was won by visiting pair Ian and Wendy Melvin from Cotswold Hills who were triumphant with an outstanding 70.5 nett.
Taking a close second were home players Jayne and Brian Rose with 72.5, leaving Roger Buggin and Barbara Bate to take third on countback.
Club captain Warren McDivitt and his wife Maggie earned fourth place with 73 nett.
Played for on the same day was the Sue Carter Quaich, which has become the Stableford element of the competition.
Presented in 2011 by Les Carter in memory of his late wife Sue, the winners of this wonderful trophy were again a visiting team as Jeff and Karen Buckland from The Warwickshire achieved a superb 37 points to seal victory.
Broadway’s Mike Everitt and Paula Rushton from Shifnal Golf Club earned second place with a well deserved 36.
The penultimate Men’s Division One and Two Medals have also taken place at Broadway where players enjoyed the remnants of the summer’s weather.
Division One’s Ollie Storrer took full advantage of the conditions to bring in a winning score of nett 70 and Matt Sollis was close behind in second with 71 and Paul Evans third with 72.
In Division Two Paul Homans achieved first place with a hard earned nett 73 and Timothy Cooke and Laurence Weldon finished second and third respectively with 74.
Meanwhile, the ladies were out in force to compete in their Rover and Daily Mail Foursomes contest. First donated when Rover was a leading car manufacturer, the trophy has continued to be a part of the ladies’ prize table and is now linked together with the Daily Mail Foursomes from which the winners go forward to represent Broadway at the national Daily Mail knockouts.
This year’s winners with an excellent 76 nett were Wendy Hicks and Barbara Crew. Achieving a commendable second place with nett 78 were Linda Carruthers and Vicky Watkins, leaving Barb Buggin and Jenny Brindley to take third with 83.