Crofts claims president’s putter

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The President’s Putter was the major competition of the weekend at Rugby Golf Club, with all players being started by club president Barry Pegler and encouraged at the half-way stage to enjoy a tipple, courtesy of the president.

A field of 84 men took part this year and it was the very popular Tim Crofts who lifted the first prize of a new putter, having scored 40 points.

Tim Seagers narrowly missed out on first place, having also scored 40, with the result having to be determined by countback. Third place went to Julian Webster on 39.

Rugby Golf Club slipped down the Mid-Warwickshire League table with a defeat at Kenilworth

The home side proved too much and won the fixture 4-2. Chris Abbott and Matt Bell were the successful visitors to claim their matches.

Rugby now find themselves slipping down the table, but with six weeks left it still very much anyone’s game.

Rugby Golf Club ladies section played the Skermer Salver this week which is played in stableford format. Sheila Wragg took first place with 40 points and second and third were decided on count back between Lynn Patch and Caroline Brown, who finished in that order both with 39 points.

The Men’s July medal was won by Warren Elliott with a net 60. Mick Hamp was in second with a nett 61 and Jack Malone was in third also scoring a nett 61.

Division One was one was won by Mick Hamp, Jack Malone was second and Richard Sands third (63). Division Two’s winner was Warren Elliot, second was Roland Slassor (63) and Jason Buck was third (63). Division Three was won by Howard Ormsby (62) second was Paul Abbis (65) and third was Mark Wilson (66).

The Vets Cup was played alongside the men’s medal and Mick Hamp came first with Roland Slassor in second and Richard Sands in third.

The ladies section also played the Vets’ Cup this week which was won by Judith Pegler having scored 35 points, Jean Lewin came second with 34 points and with five ladies on 33 points it was Linda Ollivant with the better back nine that took third place.

n John Docherty and Mike Scrimshire were the pick of the crop in Ansty Golf Centre’s Over-55s Club Championship.

Docherty’s 83-18=65 earned him the nett win, while Scrimshire’s 77-12=65 was enough to scoop the gross prize, six shots clear of Docherty.

Terry Brown’s round of 87-17-70 earned him third spot in both gross and nett competitions.

Summer Alliance week nine: 1 Chris Walford 41pts, 2 Paul Johnson 38pts, 3 Eric Lloyd 37pts.

July Monthly Medal: 1 Eric Lloyd 87-18=69 (back nine), 2 David Jones 93-24=69, 3 John Wilson 92-18=74.

Pub League Super League round three: The Boat (77) bt The Millpool (72); Broadstreet (87) bt The Bull Inn (11); Walsgrave Social (96) bt Denbigh (78); Rose & Crown (83) bt Three Cranes (56).

Last Chance Saloon round three: Red Lion (73) bt Ansty Social (0); Jolly Colliers (76) bt The Boat 2 (63); Cocked Hat (68) bt Ansty (67); The devonshire (76) bt Bramcote (0).

n Two local clubs are getting involved in Midlands Golf Week, which runs from July 18 to 24.

Rugby Golf Club is hosting free hour-long coaching sessions for men and women on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 19 and 20) at 6pm and 7pm. Limited spaces are available.

Then on Saturday July 23 there will be golf lessons for children at 1pm and 2pm. A fun open evening will run from 4pm with a barbecue and the chance to play nine holes free.

To find out more please call David Quinn on (01788) 575134 or email davidquinn@talktalk.net

Leam Valley Golf Club is offering free coaching on Thursday July 21 (6pm and 7pm). Call (01788) 522765 for more information..