Rose­mary plays an ace at Greetham

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

ROSE­MARY Thomas may not have come close to win­ning the Greetham Val­ley Ladies Open ti­tle but she still left the course wreathed in smiles af­ter hit­ting a hole-inone.

The for­mat of the com­pe­ti­tion was amam with the best two scores from each four-lady team go­ing to­wards the to­tal af­ter 18 holes, but there was the odd di­ver­sion on the way round too.

And it was in the near­est-the-pin com­pe­ti­tion at the 12th hole that Thomas watched in de­lighted amaze­ment as her slick iron shot took a cou­ple of bounces be­fore drop­ping straight into the cup.

She said: “It was very sat­is­fy­ing and also very ex­pen­sive buy­ing drinks for ev­ery­one and, next to win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion, the hole-in-one will do very nicely in­deed.”

And there was fur­ther good for­tune for Greetham mem­bers when club stal­warts Jane O’Don­nell and Ngoneh Dick­in­son teamed up with Yvonne Gil­man (Luf­fen­ham Heath) and Fiona O’Don­nell (Rad­cliffe-on-Trent) to win the event.

Their splen­did to­tal of 90 stable­ford points proved just enough to keep them ahead of teams from Bel­ton Woods and Royal Black­heath.

UN­LIKE a lot of other sports, be­ing a bit of an old timer in golf can some­times prove to be a dis­tinct ad­van­tage.

Take vet­eran Toft ace Terry Tay­lor for ex­am­ple.

Play­ing in the John Free­man Clas­sic last week, Tay­lor fin­ished the medal com­pe­ti­tion with a net 74, not a bad score but in any nor­mal match not enough for top spot.

Un­der stan­dard rules that hon­our would have gone to Mar­shall Hulse whose gross 84 was ad­justed down to 73, one shot bet­ter than Tay­lor.

But un­like most medals, in the John Free­man Clas­sic each player also has his age de­ducted from his score, a rul­ing that left Tay­lor with what proved a small, but ul­ti­mately de­ci­sive ad­van­tage.

HOLE-IN-ONE: For Rose­mary Thomas.

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