GOLF: 125th anniversary festival week

Ken Clark Invitation Open: Chris Moran captain, Paul Brazier, Ian Brameld and Joy Clark
Ken Clark Invitation Open: Chris Moran captain, Paul Brazier, Ian Brameld and Joy Clark

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Paul and Ian win the Ken Clark Invitation Open

Spring Bank Holiday Mixed: Sue Graham, captain Chris Moran and Barry Pegler

Spring Bank Holiday Mixed: Sue Graham, captain Chris Moran and Barry Pegler

The start of Rugby Golf Club’s 125th Anniversary Festival Week was the Ken Clark Invitation Open on Sunday, June 5th. This competition, which was named after a Past Captain, President and Secretary of the Club, has been played in his memory since 2006.

45 pairs took part, one plus one visitor in each team, in fine weather. The course was in great condition and this generated some good scores with all the prize winners scoring 44 Stableford points to a Betterball format.

The winners, separated by count back, were Paul Brazier and Ian Brameld, followed by Andy Walsh and Wayne Knighton in 2nd place, Paul and Brian Coleman in 3rd place with Kevin McNally and Dean Baldock in 4th place.

The photograph shows the Club Captain, Chris Moran, with the winning pair, together with Joy Clark, Ken’s widow, who presented the prizes.

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

Photo: Chris Moran (Captain); Paul Brazier; Ian Brameld; Joy Clark

Mixed Spring Bank Holiday Shield

On Spring Bank Holiday Monday, Rugby Golf Club Mixed Section held one of its annual Trophy competitions. 14 pairs took part in the Stableford draw for partners event, pairs not playing with their regular playing partners making the games more interesting. The winners for 2016 who were awarded the Spring Bank Holiday Shield by our Club Captain, Chris Moran, were the pairing of Barry Pegler and Sue Graham who scored 38 points. In 2nd place with 36 points on countback were Keith Oag and Caroline Brown, with Clive Brown and Olive Atwell in 3rd place, again on countback with 36 points.

Photo: Sue Graham, Chris Moran (Club Captain Centre) & Barry Pegler

Sue Qualifies for Grand Final

Sue Jones from Rugby Golf Club has qualified to play in England Golf’s Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire during August. Sue Qualified for the Regional Final by returning the best four England Golf Medal scores at her home club Rugby Golf Club during 2015. The Regional Final was held at Ladbroke Park Golf Club of 24th May where Sue came 6th on countback with a net score of 74, +1 against the course par 73.

Photo: Sue Jones