DERECK Buttler and Pat Righton were all smiles after securing victory in the mixed Barbara Stanley Trophies event which featured 20 pairs at Broadway Golf Club.
Presented in 1966, the trophies were donated in memory of Barbara who had been one of Broadway’s first ladies’ captains (1959/60).
The chosen format was a Foursomes Stableford and teams went out to enjoy their afternoon despite some tricky winds and unwelcome showers. Unperturbed by the weather, Buttler and Righton took top spot with an outstanding 42 points.
Ian and Jane Nicholson were second with 38, leaving Mark and Bev Howard third with 37. Cheryl and John Senior matched the latter’s score and were fourth on countback.
A very busy week at the club had begun with mixed teams competing in the Gloucestershire County Golf Partnership Club Team Championship.
The Bank Holiday Monday began on a very soggy note but brightened just as the 36 participants stepped out in teams of four for the AM/AM Stableford.
With the two best scores to count on each hole, there was the opportunity for some impressive points accumulation and winning team Richard Broadbridge, Sue Barker, Jack Groves and ladies’ captain Irene Hawkes took full advantage to bring in an impressive 90 points.
Second with 87 were Geoff and Jen Doran and team-mates Phil Bennett and Elaine Hickin, ahead of third-placed Dave Sadler, Chris Parkinson, Keith Barnes and Brenda Corfield with 84. Bill and Ange Sollis, along with Barb and Roger Buggin, were fourth with 83.
The winners go on to represent Broadway at the County Stableford Area Final at Cleeve Hill Golf Club on Sunday, June 23.
Later in the week, Broadway’s ladies competed in their club round of the County Kitcat Qualifier. Played over two days, a full field participated and, with the weather continuing to be kind and the course in fine condition, there was all to play for.
In the Silver Division, Sue Barker finished first with a tremendous 40 points, ahead of Lin Andrew in second with 38. Julia Fortescue was third with 36 and Vicky Watkins fourth with 35.
In the Bronze Division, Judith Noyce achieved first place with an impressive 35 points, ahead of Veronica Rudd in second with 34. Cheryl Senior and Ange Sollis also earned 34 points to take third and fourth respectively on countback.
Ladies with the six best scores go on to compete in the Kitcat Finals which are being held on home turf at Broadway on Wednesday, September 18. Those qualifying are Barker, Andrew, Fortescue, Watkins, Noyce and Rudd.
It was then the turn of the men who were out in force at the weekend to compete in their Division One and Two Medals on a day of unbroken sunshine and stunning playing conditions.
Stephen Hinchliff triumphed with a tremendous 66 nett, whilst Division One was topped by Scott Davis with 67 nett, ahead of second-placed Steve Webb with 68 nett as he also achieved lowest gross with an excellent 73. Richard Tate was third with 69.
Bill Cook won in Division Two with 66 nett, leaving Adam Barnfield second with 67 nett and ten-year-old junior Ambrose Eaves third with 68.