WALTON GOLF CLUB
Mens Saturday, October 10 The weather was fine and the course in great condition for the quarter finals of the Club Championships which never fail to bring out players who haven’t been on the course for a while. Lebo had been away so long that he seemed to have forgotten that the 1st green was moved a few years back, playing onto the green from behind the old green’s location. He did well for a long absence, but in the end was not up to holding off Speedy, meaning there will be a new champion this year. In a rare turn of events, I managed to win my match to make the semi-finals for the first time ever. There were a few other turn ups for the books with some of the favourites going down to emerging talents. Golfer of the week and winner of the Redoubt Bar & Eatery voucher was Gilbert Higgens with a round of 84-19-65-43 points. Hopefully he won’t play that well next week when we meet in the semis. Other notables in Division 1 were; S Scrace, G Higgs, J Adamson 41, R Rutten, G Pitcon 40, J Higgens, J Ryder, MBegovich 39, D Sharp 38. Division 2 was won by Alan Pencavel with 41 points. Others to feature were; P Hipperson 41, B Raynel, MPike 40, J Cronin, K Pickett, A Cornes 36, N Dixon, S Osborne 35. Twos: T Howard, D Sharp. Robert Harris nearest the pin: D Sharp. Longest putt: G Pitcon. Hidden holes: MPike. The draw for Saturday’s semi-finals is as follows. All matches off no. 1 tee. 9.15am Ladies Bronze 2; 9.22am Ladies Bronze 1; 9.28am Ladies Silver; 9.34am B Raynel V R Williams, E Hillerton v T Howard; 9.40am G Bruce v P Metcalf, B Verryt v N Dixon; 9.46am A McGiven v K Braybrook, T Richards v G Pitcon; 9.52am A Cornes v GWills, S Scrace v G Higgens; 9.58am R Coleman v R Rutten, MCowlrick v J Booth; 10.04am M Buckman v J Armstrong, T Iverson v J Higgens; 10.10am J Stevens v M Begovich, J Ryder v J Adamson; 10.15am A Pencavel v D Carter, S Osborne V P Hipperson. Starter; D Carter. Bar: N Dixon. Womens The honour of Golfer of the Week goes to Shirley Cornes with her winning score of 96 gross, 34 handicap 62 nett and 46 stablefords. Shirley earns the voucher sponsored by Redoubt Bar & Eatery. Scramble: K Preston and L Pitcon 38, R Plant 37, R Berquist and C Mahon 36, J Baigent and V Wilcox 35, MThomas and MHiggens 34, G Bentham and J Morgan 33, H Sharp and J Osborne 30, T Mellow, D Ring and K Stevenson 29, L Carter 28, G Pickett 27, A Needham and S Needham 26.