24th Sep, 2020

Searing temperatures relent for Broadway competitions

Liam Moakes 17th Jul, 2018

AFTER searing temperatures, the weather had cooled slightly for Broadway Golf Club ladies’ England Golf Medal and Muriel Button competition.

The dry conditions have been providing plenty of run on the fairways, giving the opportunity for some tremendous scoring, and Annabelle Carter recorded a superb nett 70 to win the Medal’s Silver Division.

Ladies’ captain Maggie McDivitt came a close second with an excellent 72, ahead of Julia Fortescue in third with 74.

Nadine Simpkin won the Bronze Division with an impressive 70 nett, leaving Janet Sandalls second with 73 and Jane Atkins third with 74.

The Muriel Button element of the competition was open to all lady veterans at Broadway, with the top three eligible scores in each division sent through to Gloucestershire county to be drawn for the prestigious ‘Button Barometer’.

All Medal winners mentioned above were included in the eligible group, with Broadway ladies veterans’ representative Louise Folkes added to the list to replace Simpkin.

The men’s Invitation attracted 38 pairs to the betterball contest on a day when temperatures were once again on the increase.

There was little respite from the blistering heat but managing to keep their cool were Broadway’s Webb brothers who took the field by storm.

Bobby, along with partner Michael Haughty from Evesham Golf Club, won with an impressive 47 points, leaving Steve in second with 46 with his partner Gavin Griffiths, also from Evesham.

Also with 46 but third on countback were Broadway’s Mike Humpston and Shaun Thornhill from Kings Norton, ahead of home player Jeremy Taylor who was fourth with 45 points along with partner Simon Hurley, who had travelled from Celtic Manor.

Away from home, Broadway are extremely proud to announce their juniors’ captain Scott Davis has recently been awarded the England Golf Gold Medal.

Davis qualified at home in May when he won the men’s Division One Medal and then, at the tender age of 16, travelled to Minchinhampton and went on to return a winning nett score of 70 to beat a field of 54 adult competitors.

He has now earned the opportunity to travel to Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire to compete in the National Trophy Finals during England Golf’s ‘Golf Week’ in August.

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