The ladies played the Coronation Foursomes on Thursday 16th May. The winners who will go through to the next round were Lydia Molyneux and Carole Wood with 31 points and second Penny Gilbert & Victoria Collett with 29 points.
Match Report – St Ives Golf Club v March Golf Club
May) Friendly Match
In the latest friendly match of the golfing season, the team from March Golf Club travelled to St Ives Golf Club. St Ives is an ‘inland links’ course, set out very much like a traditional seaside links course, with lots of bunkers and water hazards and some punishing rough, but with virtually no trees – very different from the parkland tree-lined course which the March team play on a regular basis. The match was played in difficult weather conditions with a swirling wind which, on such an open course, proved very challenging. The results in the first two matches were in the balance through to the end, but the greater experience of the St Ives team proved decisive and, in the end, the home team won by four matches to nil. March Golf Club will be playing St Ives away again in the CAGU Greensomes League in June and will be hoping for a better result! March Club Captain, Alan Jones, thanked both teams afterwards for a hard-fought mat
ch played in good spirit. Thanks were also extended to the March Golf Club team (Alan Jones & Mark Athow, Mick Russell & Rob Henshaw, Baz Smith & Garry Brinn, Derek Wisbey & Roger Watts) for turning out to represent the club.
Tuesday 21st May saw the ladies take part in the Ping 4 Ball. The weather was great and the winning pair were Gail Arnold & Margaret Butt with 37 points, second were Emma Norman & Jean McAuliffe with 36 points.
The Australian Spoons were played on Thursday 23rd May and the winners were Gail Arnold & Carole Wood with 32 point and in second Brenda Softley & Pam Wallis with 28 points (ocb).
On a very warm sunny Saturday afternoon (25th May) the first round of the CAGU Jock Steward knockout competition was played at March Golf Club against Ramsey. Captain of the day Mick Russell thanked both teams for taking part in the competition which was played in very good spirits. It was such a closely fought contest that it all depended on the last game to determine the victory to Ramsey 2 games to 1.
Match Report – March Golf Club v Gog Magog Golf Club (Sunday 26th May)
GAGU Inter-Club Greensomes League
In the fourth Greensomes League match of the golfing season, the team from March Golf Club entertained a strong team from Gog Magog Golf Club. The team from Gog Magog featured four single figure handicap players with none of the ‘Gogs’ team higher than 11 handicap. The match was played in initially difficult weather conditions with wind and rain affecting the first hour of play. However, the weather cleared up subsequently, and the match finished in glorious sunshine. After a difficult encounter in the away fixture at Gog Magog, the team from March were looking to produce a better result on home soil. The first two matches were shared, but the final pairings produced good wins for the home team. The final result was a 3:1 victory for the team from March Golf Club. This was a fine victory against such a strong team and has improved the March team’s position in the League standings. March Club Captain, Alan Jones, thanked both teams afterwards for a hard-fought match played in good spirit. Thanks were also extended to the March Golf Club team (Chris Elliott & Jon King, Alan Jones & Mark Athow, Danny Daniel & Derek Wisbey, Simon Moore & Brian Newstead) for turning out to represent the club. A bottle of wine was presented to the winner of the nearest the pin on the par 3 9thhole which measures 218 yards. A magnificent shot to about three feet secured the prize for Simon Moore from March Golf Club.
The Ladies played the home match in the Jean Wilkinson against Ely on Tuesday 28th May. The singles matches were very close throughout the 18 holes and the result was 4 1/2 games to 2 1/2 in favour of Ely giving them a total of 9 points to add to their total within the league table. In our group there are 2 matches outstanding to be played against Bampton Park (home and away) which are scheduled next month.
The Ladies played the Truman Cup on Thursday 30th May. the winner was Shona Kent going out in 51 coming back in 48 beating Emma Norman by 6 shots. 1st Shona Kent with nett 72, 2nd Emma Norman with nett 78 and in 3rd place Gail Arnold also with nett 78.
The men played the long handicap cup on Saturday 1st June. The winner was Lewis Miller going out in 40 and coming back in 40 with 1 birdie and 8 pars beating Jonathan Vawser by 2 shots with a nett 63, second Jonathan Vawser with nett 65 and third Dean Gaughran with nett 67.
The Mixed Papworth Salvers was played on Sunday 2nd June. 6 pairs took part on a warm and sunny day which started with breakfast
before play. The winners were James Campbell & Brenda Softley with a total of 35 points. Second was Lewis Hearn & Jo Rowlett with 32 points and 3rd was Garry Brinn & Sandra Russell with 27 points. On inspection of the silver salver James noticed on the inscription that in 1978 in fact his Granddad had won the salvers. So 42 years later James had also claimed the prize. Just goes to show what a small world.