Women continue run in battle of the sexes
THERE are few contests in Chesham & Ley Hill’s calendar fought harder than the Soden Shield – the battle of the sexes.
The team play match competition pits the lady captain’s squad against one led by her male counterpart.
Christine Lewis’s line-up were determined to retain the shield for a record-breaking fourth year in a contest in which almost every match went to the final hole before Bob Bruton’s combination were defeated 5.5-4.5.
“I am so very proud of all of the ladies’ determination and skill needed to retain this shield,” said Lewis. “As a captain, one can’t help but feel responsibility for how the team performs. I am pleased and relieved I have contributed to extending the string of successes the ladies have enjoyed over the past four years.”
Bruton was equally gracious in congratulating his opponents on their remarkable run and said: “The battle for the Soden Shield is a great, long-established and much enjoyed annual event within the club. The match is always played in great spirit by all but also always hard-fought.
“So very warm congratulations to Chris and to all of the ladies on the achievement of this remarkable record.”
Frances Miller kept up her fine form in the Ley Hill Ladies Easter team competition.
She showed why she is the reigning golfer-of-the-year by combining superbly with Hilary King Jones and Jean Jackson to make the most of the warm sunshine.
Sandra Eland took the longest drive prize while Dominique Moussu got nearest the pin.
Stephanie Buchanan claimed the day’s nine-hole stableford event, which was run in tandem.
n JUST one point proved the difference as Little Hay’s A team saw off Rickmansworth.
Paul Mudd and Paul Whiter were paired, as were Tong Tse and Bo Ho to both score 44 points – the former duo winning on a countback for their team’s best score of the day – with Mudd and Aidan Walsh both making eagles as victory was gained 207-206.
The Little Hay B team had a less successful time as they went down to Ruislip 3-1 while the seniors drew 3-3 at Stockwood Park.
The club’s senior monthly stableford brought victory in Division One for Chris Jarman, whose birdie and four pars saw him score an impressive 40 points. Tony Mayhew was close behind with 39, Mick Milnee finishing with 37.
Division Two proved an even closer loser affair as Andy Sergides, Geoffrey Selley and Trevor Sargeant all tied on n 36 with Sergides taking it on a countback. Selley came second – he had identical scores on every hole andd it was decided on the turn of a cardd in the clubhouse.