Gill claims Breakthrough Brooch

Thursday 9th August 2018 1:27 pm
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Ray Burner notched a hole-in-one at the age of 89 last week

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Thurlestone Golf Club

The Wednesday ladies’ medal and Breakthrough Brooch was so popular that all the tee times were taken early and the weather was very good with some fantastic scoring writes Liz Line.

The 18-hole medal had 48 entries and the competition standard scratch was down to 70 as we were using the first hole as a par three. The overall winner of the Breakthrough Brooch was Gill Hicks (12) with net 65 and a handicap reduction to 10.

Second in division one was Julia Dorey (17) with 68, and third was Shona Wilson (16) 69.

In division two the winner was Val Favis (27) net 69 and handicap reduction to 26, from Rebecca White­house (24) also 69, third was Sue Curry (23) 70. There were four twos, by Joan Booth, Lyn Hicks, Julia Dorey and Sue Lennox.

The nine-hole stableford also on Wednesday proved popular as well and the winner with 18 points was Kay Morley, from Shirley Worrall with 17 points.

On Thursday Ray Burner, aged 89, scored a hole-in-one on the sixth hole while playing with his friends in the “A” team.

This is one of the oldest people to get a hole-in-one at Thurlestone. This was Ray’s second hole in one, with the other coming 30 years ago.

The final of the Scratch Cup which is a match play knockout competition, was played on Thursday between Jennifer Roberts (3) and Gill Hicks (10). It was an exciting match which ended at the 17th hole, with Gill winning 2/1.

The match was a joy to watch and played in a fantastic spirit. Both players played excellent golf, with six birdies between them.

It was nip and tuck all the way round with no player getting more than one up until Gill sank a long putt for a birdie on the 16th making her two up.

Jenny’s birdie putt lipped out of the hole, while Gill’s putting was certainly on form.

The Scratch Cup has been played for 10 years with only three winners, Jenny having won it eight times. Gill was thrilled to be the new holder of the cup.

On the same day the Eric Yarrow putting competition was held for juniors under 16. The winner was James Earl, who beat Ollie Walker in a play-off.

The club stableford competition on Thursday was won by a junior Alfie Messias (10) with 43 points and a handicap reduction to nine.

In second place was Leonard Starling (25) also with 43 and reduction to 23. In third place was 10-year-old junior Noah Mulligan (9) with 40 points and a reduction to eight handicap, a great achievement!

The Dartmoor League team played Bigbury at home on Saturday and won 41?2-01?2. Matt Messias and Jon Ingram halved, Alistair Whalley and Malcolm Toone won 5/4, John Mahood and David Smyth won 4/2, Stewart Barnes and Martin Oakes-Monger won 3/2, Craig Blount and Connor Eva won 3/2.

Well done team, only one more match to go in this season, it’s up to the others in the league to catch us if they can.

Sunday saw the running of the Allcomers Cup. In 61 players took part in this prestigious competition and the field was split into two divisions, 0-14 and 15-54 handicaps.

The winner of this year’s cup was with 46 points was Giles Barron (21) (handicap now 17.9), second in division two was Peter Bennett (17) on 39 points and third was Nick Lipson (18) on 38.

Alistair Whalley (8) headed up division one with 40 points and second was Steve Pike (0) with 39 points (67 gross) and third was Mark Drew (11) with 38 points.

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