Friday, 21 September 2018

Arnold and Hillas win county shield

HENLEY Golf Club’s Sarah Arnold and Sarah Hillas have won the Oxfordshire County Shield which was played recently at Huntercombe

HENLEY Golf Club’s Sarah Arnold and Sarah Hillas have won the Oxfordshire County Shield which was played recently at Huntercombe Golf Club.

The competition is open to pairs of players from any Oxfordshire club and is a 27 hole foursomes event played off handicap.

It was Hillas’ first time of playing in the competition but Arnold’s fourth win in the event.

Two other Henley pairs were successful in the competition - Suzy Smith and Rita Sharman-Crawford had the best morning round while Val Foster and Jocelyn Brown were fourth overall.

Club captain Dave Sexon held his captains’ day competition last Saturday in sweltering conditions.

Steve Webb playing off five put his disappointment of losing his seniors championship the week before behind him by winning the main competition with a score of 42 Stableford points.

Webb recorded a gross 69 which resulted in a handicap reduction down to four.

Runner-up was Adam Taylor with a score of 41 points which was two points better than third placed Brad Young. Dave Higgs was fourth with 38 points which was one point better than Andy Pye.

The ladies’ competition was won by Karen Pollard with a score of 38 points which was four better than runner-up Maggie Field who pipped third placed Sally Woolven on countback.

The junior competition was won by Angus Harris-White with 35 points.

Ladies’ captain Gilly Hudson hosted her own captain’s day competition on the previous Tuesday which saw more than 75 golfers take part in a three ball alliance competition.

The top prize with 88 Stableford points went to Val Foster, Pat Melling and Tina Dalzell. The runners-up were the trio of Arnold, Muriel Quinsac and Jane Atkin with 87 points on countback from the team of Christine Breeze, Rita Sharman-Crawford and Miriam Dalton.

Nearest the pin for the silver ladies was won by Faye Turner, bronze nearest the pin was won by Ann Davies and the fun putting competition was won by Breeze.

This Sunday the club is holding its annual pro-am competition with more than 40 teams of three accompanied by a BBO club golf professional.

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