Webb captures prestigious Broadway trophy - The Evesham Observer

Webb captures prestigious Broadway trophy

Evesham Editorial 29th Aug, 2017 Updated: 29th Aug, 2017   0

IT WAS in memory of a very special golf club member that 75 of Broadway Golf Club’s men emerged to contest the Tilbrook Cup.

Ian Tilbrook achieved the unique position at Broadway of being the only member to have served as club president, captain, competition secretary and honorary secretary.

The cup, which, as a keen silversmith, he had crafted himself, was presented in 1962 and has been competed for ever since as a strokeplay contest.

With the threat of torrential rain never far away, players were keen to get out and complete their round.

Finding top form on the day was victorious Bobby Webb who scored a tremendous 68 nett. Webb also achieved best gross on the day with a remarkable 71.

Also with 68 nett but edged out of top spot on countback were second and third placed Michael Harris and Paul Whelan. Philip Cloke missed out by a narrow margin to give him fourth place with 69.

Later in the week, Broadway opened its doors for the annual Ladies’ Invitation on a day which provided some very pleasant summer sunshine.

Twenty-eight home players welcomed ladies from 18 clubs from across the region to compete in the Better Ball contest and all looked forward to an enjoyable afternoon of golf.

With the course playing superbly, the teams soon began to accumulate points and Broadway’s ladies’ vice-captain Maggie McDivitt and her partner Marion Pollock (Tewkesbury Park) powered home with 41 points to take the title.

As well as demonstrating her tremendous golfing form on the day, in her role as vice-captain, McDivitt also has the task of organising the event which all agreed was brilliantly done.

Back to the golf and close behind the leaders were sisters Vicky Watkins (Broadway) and Debra Jardine (Tadmarton) who brought in an excellent 40 points to take second place ahead of Annabelle Carter and her guest Liz Evans (The Worcestershire) who also earned 40 points and clinched third place on countback.

Prizes were also awarded for best front and back nines with home player Lin Andrew and her partner Ruth Masters (Evesham) earning 21 points on the front and Broadway’s Julia Ward and her guest Sue Jones (The Vale) scoring 22 on the back to take the spoils.

Ladies’ captain Brenda Corfield was delighted to announce her charity fund for St Richard’s Hospice had grown by a fabulous £242 on the day through generous donations and the sale of raffle tickets.

Scott Davis did the junior section proud at the weekend when he scored an exceptional 42 points to win the Centenary Trophy, presented in 1995 to mark the club’s 100th anniversary.

Ryan Wright achieved a commendable second place with an excellent 38 points, leaving Jackson Wojahn-Parker in third with 36 points and junior captain Joe Golding fourth on countback.

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