BADGEMORE PARK held their May medals at the weekend.
On Saturday Division A was won by K Dempster with a net 69 with A Whyles runner-up with net 71 beating S Shurman on countback.
Division B was won by K Arlett with 65, the best net of the weekend, with M Stevens second with 71 and G Miller third, also on 71.
Division C was won by B Stanley with 35 points. Runner-up was D Weston with 34 and G Miller came third with 32.
Sunday saw little improvement in the scoring as M Ahluwalia won Division 1 with a net 68 score. N Cole was runner-up with 70 and F Kassam third on 71.
Division B was won by J Bowers with a net 67 with G Miller second on 70 and B Spisto third on 74. In Division C J Cole took the honours with 39 points with G Cheese second on 36 and K Cheese third on 33.
Bank Holiday Monday saw 21 teams playing in a Texas scramble for the Maypole Cup.
The teams were made up of two men and one lady in Texas scramble medal play and the allowance was a fifth of the combined handicaps.
Each team had to use a minimum of four drives from each player.
The cup was won with a net 54.8 by Callum Miller, Eric Marwood and Bridget Barbery.
The top three in the annual Shah Bowl played at Caversham Heath on Sunday all received a one shot cut in handicap.
The trophy went to Andrew Robertson with 42 points. Runners up was Jon Winstanley with 39 points and third was Steve Wright with 38 points.
The winner of the April junior medal was Charlie Brown on countback from Barney Wytchard, both with net 73. Third was Matt Robertson with net 78.
The overall men’s winner of Hennerton Golf Club’s May medal was a newly joined member from Bearwood.
Rye Harding made it a third ex-Bearwood member to win a medal in recent months, as he took the honours with a net 55 score. Rye also took the lowest gross prize with a 69 and Division 1 to make it a hat-trick on the day. Rye also saw his handicap slashed to 12.
Chris Whyatt is another player in form after winning the April seniors competition. Whyatt posted a net 61 off of his new 17 handicap to take second place overall and the Division 2 prize and as result received another shot cut making it three in the space of four days.
Ian Forrest, also a recent prize winner in the Captains’ Day competition, had to settle for third place overall and second in Division 2, despite matching Whyatt’s score. However, the countback rule found Whyatt’s back nine holes to be marginally better giving him the advantage.
There was a four-way tie for fourth place overall which was won on countback with net 62 by Bob Lacy ahead of David Taylor, Ian Pollock and Mike Anderson. There were consolations for both Taylor and Pollock, as Taylor claimed the Division 2 prize and Pollock bagged the two’s pot.
In the ladies’ May medal, Liz Deaney edged the win after countback was again needed to determine a winner. Dearney matched her 15 handicap with a net 66 and just pipped her Daily Mail foursomes partner, Ruth Cassidy, who also scored a net 66. Deaney’s back nine was just one shot better than Cassidy’s. Third place was taken by ladies’ captain Barbara Langdale after a net 67.
The annual Honda mixed foursomes took place on Bank Holiday Monday.
Jean and Dave Sumner took the honours with an impressive net 60 off of their combined 23 handicap. Runners-up were husband and wife pair, Erenea and Roger Stapley, who finished three shots behind after a net 63. Chris Parmenter and Phil Skelland finished third, just beating the course par of 65 after a gross 85 from their combined 21 handicap while Pat Taylor and Matt Catt were fourth on 65.