Monday, 24 September 2018

Henley ladies win President’s trophy for first time since 1970

THE Henley Ladies scratch team has won the Oxfordshire Interclub Trophy, also known as the

THE Henley Ladies scratch team has won the Oxfordshire Interclub Trophy, also known as the President’s Trophy, in a thrilling final against Frilford Heath.

The testing format — three teams of foursomes playing off scratch — was played at North Oxford Golf Club, a narrow tree-lined course with six par threes and many bunkers.

Henley made it through to the semi-finals with the help of captain Sally Woolven and county captain elect Karen Pollard, both of whom were unavailable for the finals.

Maggie Buffin, Rachel Hall and Helga Keay were also part of the squad.

Henley Ladies convincingly beat Tadmarten Heath in the morning’s semis before the final where the pairings of Clare Dodds and Sarah Hillas, Jane Atkin and Janet Lawson, Maddy Field and Muriel Quinsac, took Frilford Heath to the last hole of the last match to win.



This was only the second time Henley has won the trophy since 1970.

Meanwhile, the junior section of Henley Golf Club held its annual Presidents’ Day meeting on Sunday.

The start was briefly delayed by a heavy rainstorm before the lower handicappers played an 18–hole Stableford competition and the younger and higher handicaps played over nine holes.

The 18-hole competition was won by Olivia Steel with 34 points, closely followed by Tom Hancock with 33 and Harry Ingram with 32 points.

The nine-hole competition was won by Lauren Hilditch with 23 points, followed by Sarah Vines with 17 points.

At Caversham Heath, Seamus Smith and Anne Smith are the new club champions.

Seamus beat Matt Robertson in a sudden death play-off with a par down the first play-off hole to win the men’s title after both players had recorded a two-round tally of 155.

Anne clinched her sixth consecutive Ladies Club Championship with rounds of 88 and 85. Runner-up was Lynne Rumbold with rounds of 104 and 100.

Meanwhile, the Springs Golf Club is raising money this year for the Riding for the Disabled at Wyfold near Henley.

It staged an Auction of Promises on August 20 August, which raised more than £3,500.

Members played golf before and raised money with a bottle tombola and an insurance against going in any pond, bunker or ditch.



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