92 play in Home Internationals

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GOLF CLUB

The March Medal was a success was Mark Giannasi who beat the field with a fine 65, Neil Todd was 2nd on 69 with Gary Jones 3rd with a 70.

The scoring in the Champions Trophy was disappointing, Club Champion Aaron Kelly managed a 73 to finish 3rd, Malcolm Couldwell carded 72 to pick up 2nd while David Adams collected the trophy with a par round of 71.

The extra medal played in conjunction with Champions saw much better returns; Dave Elliott was an easy winner with a superb 66, followed by Mike Perkins with a two under 69, and Nick Bond 3rd on 70.

Gary Burdett shot his best round to date when he returned a four under par 40 points, in form Mark Giannasi who has lost 7 off his handicap in just over a month, was 2nd on 37 while David Gregory claimed 3rd with 36.

Bernard Timings carded 36 points to win his first competition in the midweek Stableford, another new member John Watt was 2nd with 33.

n Help for Heroes charity at Whitefields raised over £2,000 for this worthy cause and it is hoped to continue with the event next year.

Whitefields usual Mixed Greensomes takes place on Monday, April 25 with a shotgun at 1pm, tees are still available on (01788) 815555. There are still places in the Senior Pairs Open on Wednesday, April 27, this is for the over 55s played to a better ball Stableford format.

RUGBY GOLF CLUB

Last week saw the ladies competing in a club stableford and for those ladies with playing handicaps of 31-36 the Coulthard Bowl was at stake.

Miserable weather conditions did not dampen the spirits of the competition which saw Hazel Oag, the Ladies Vice Captain win the Coulthard Bowl with 27 points and Caroline Enraght-Moony coming second with 22 points.

Gordon Coulthard presented the prizes to the ladies.

The club stableford competition was won by Veronica Smith with 36 points, in second place was Olive Atwell with 34 points and Sue Jones took third spot with 33 points.

n The men’s Winter League final was contested between the pairings of Keith Oag and Steve Richards and Steve Hamp and Paul McNally with Steve and Paul being eventual winners.

n The men played one of the most popular events of the year on Saturday - The Home Internationals.

Some 92 competitors played a better ball stableford in lovely sunshine and the usual camaraderie was ever present between the competing teams.

Defending champions Ireland, captained by Andy Walsh, did their best to retain the title and only narrowly lost out by two points to Mick Hamp’s Scotland team who took top spot on the winners podium for 2011, leaving England, Captained by Garry Lane and Wales battling for third place.

Despite the highest scoring pair of the day Anthony Izzard and John Howard (46 points), representing Wales, it was Wales, Captained by Bob James who came away with the wooden spoon.

Celebrations continued well into the night with a three course meal. The final scores were Scotland 432 points, Ireland 430 points, England 429 points and Wales 424 points.