17th Oct, 2017

Winter League competitions get underway

Liam Moakes 4th Nov, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TWENTY pairs of ladies competed in the better ball event which formed Broadway Golf Club’s ladies’ Winter League first round contest.

High winds and rain threatened throughout the event but most players finished in the dry and over 16 holes some impressive scoring was witnessed.

The first three positions were decided on countback but Maggie McDivitt and Hazel Balding edged into the lead with 36 points from second placed Rachel Rigg and Juliet Bourne and third placed June Griffin and Jenny Holt.

Taking fourth position with a very well deserved 34 were Pat Green and Isobella Lates.

The ladies now look forward to round two’s Greensomes to be played later in the month.

NINETY Broadway Golf Club men arrived to fog for their first round Winter League contest and, after a shotgun start, the Better ball competition was soon underway.

The foggy conditions soon gave way to the most glorious autumnal sunshine and, with the course playing superbly, the scores were there to be taken.

James Burke and Dave Sadler took full advantage and stormed into the lead with an outstanding 47 points.

In second position were Sean Hewitt and Mark Howard with an excellent 46, leaving Alan Parker and Rob Webb to take third with 45 and Chris Smith and Stephen Webb fourth with 44 points.

Teams now eagerly await round two to recommence their battle for victory.

BROADWAY Golf Club was also pleased to hold its annual adult/junior foursomes again on Saturday.

The event saw a great turnout from many of its low handicap adult golfers, each pairing up with a junior member.

Achieving a commendable third place were Stephen Webb and junior Hywell Gadsby-Evans who brought in an impressive score of 39 points and in second place were the mother and son partnership of Lin and Jamie Andrew who returned a superb score of 40 points.

However, the winners of the prestigious salver with an incredible 41 points were Les Seaton and eight-year-old Kyle Wright.

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