Rosemary plays an ace at Greetham
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.