Women con­tinue run in bat­tle of the sexes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ADVERTISER & EXAMINER -

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.

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