Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Wilson finishes six holes ahead to claim cup

HENLEY Golf Club held the annual running of the Artisans Cup last week, an 18-hole competition

HENLEY Golf Club held the annual running of the Artisans Cup last week, an 18-hole competition where the competitor plays against the course.

Coming away with the trophy was five-handicapper Alan Wilson who finished six holes up against the course.

Runner-up was Alistair Crawford with plus-five on countback from third-placed Matthew Gladdish.

Andy Williams and Chris Messenger were joint fourth with a score of plus-three.

The ladies’ section held their Stableford in conjunction with the Grandmothers Trophy and this proved successful for ladies champion Karen Pollard in Division 1 with 38 points which was one point better than Sarah Arnold.

Lucy Terris and Janet Lawson were close behind with 35 points.

Division 2 was won by Jenny Stanier with 36 points which was again just one point better than runner-up Gill Mitchell.

Liz Plews and Jacqui McCourt were third and fourth respectively with 34 points. Miriam Dalton claimed Division 3 with 38 points which was six points better than Val Foster, Sharon Chamberlain, Stephanie Gibbons and Marie-Paule Norgrove.

It was close in Division 4 with the countback rule deciding that Renuka Logan pipped Eunice Jackson to top spot and the Grandmothers Trophy when both players recorded 36 points.

Pat Melling and Kathy Hooper was close behind with 35 points.

Eleven junior golfers contested the Junior President’s Prize. The trophy was won by 12-year-old Gillotts pupil Tom Hancock who scored 44 stableford points off his 12 handicap. Playing from the men’s competition white tees Tom scored a magnificent 74 gross.

Second place went to Mairi Weir (24) with 38 points closely followed by Angus Harris-White (5) with 37 points and fourth was Tom’s older brother Toby (10) with 34 points.

Charlie Presswell (28) won the special prize for under- 12s.

Presenting the prizes, club president Geoff Luckett congratulated all the juniors on great performances.

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