Bennett and Greatbatch too strong
WALLY Bennett and her guest Anne Greatbatch took the honours at Oakland Park Golf Club’s Ladies Open recently.
In a competition played under the Stableford system, where competitors score points according to the number of shots per hole rather than scores for the total round, Bennett and her invited guest proved just too strong for the 37 other competing pairs.
Their winning score of 46 was three too many for runners-up Mary Holmes and guest Val Griffith, with another club stalwart Jane Vich and her partner Pat Holt a further point adrift in third.
Holt had the bonus of being the guest to drive nearest to the pin at the 14th, while another of the day’s visitors Anne Rees achieved the longest drive of the day at the fourth.
Sandra Swanston was the member nearest to the pin at the sixth, while the member’s award for length went to Lynn Robinson for her monster drive at the 16th.
A week earlier there was no joy for the home players when the club hosted the Ladies Open, again played using the stableford points system.
Maureen Stoddart and Pamela Holloway from Wexham carried off the top prize thanks to a score of 43, with Castle Royal pairings Chris Eccleston and Gail Fuller and Sue Allan and Linda Jones both two points adrift in second and third.
HONOURS: Wally Bennett, Kathy Snowdon and Anne Greatbatch at the Ladies Open