22nd Oct, 2016

Sparkling county success for Broadway's ladies

Liam Moakes 1st Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THERE were celebrations all round as Broadway Golf Club’s ladies’ team were victorious at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club in the County Bronze Team Championships.

Broadway’s Sue Jones, Alison Hill, Chris Parkinson and Louise Folkes enjoyed wall to wall sunshine as they competed alongside 24 other teams from across Gloucestershire.

Ladies’ captain Brenda Whittingham travelled with the squad and was proud to witness some splendid play as the team brought in an outstanding score of 87 points.

As other ladies began to come in, it became clear Broadway were in a strong position and, with tensions mounting, it was not long before the foursome realised they had become the worthy winners of the highly sought after trophy.

The winning team are photographed with their award, extremely proud to bring it back to Broadway for the first time since it was introduced as a County award.

BACK at home, Broadway ladies competed in their club round of the County Kitcat Qualifier.

Played over two days, a full field of Broadway’s ladies were out to compete and, with the course playing well, the scores were there to be made.

In the Silver Division, Jayne Potter and Jenny Brindley battled it out for first and second positions respectively with an excellent 34 points, leaving Annabelle Carter and Vicky Watkins to take third and fourth respectively with 33.

In the Bronze Division, Jude Vidler took a decisive first place with a magnificent 36 points, leaving Jenny Holt to take second with 31.

Juliet Enderby clinched third position with 30 points, leaving Valerie Steven to take a deserved fourth with 29.

Ladies with the best six scores will now go on to compete for the Kitcat Cup on September 6 at Forest Hills Golf Club.

AT THE weekend a packed field of Broadway’s men competed in the prestigious Founders Trophy.

Presented in 1925, the trophy was a tribute to the memory of the club’s founder Dr C T Standring and has been played for ever since as one of Broadway’s major competitions.

There was still a chill to the breeze but conditions were superb, as demonstrated by the impressive scoreboard.

Striding into first place was Michael Harris who brought in an incredible 66 nett to earn the trophy. Club captain Barry Cubitt found excellent form on the day to bring in 69 to take second place, which left Andy Simms third on countback.

Earning a commendable fourth place with 70 nett was Richard Broadbridge and the lowest gross went to Mike Humpston with 74.