Wonderful Captain’s Day wins for Jack and Judith

Captain Hazel Oag and winner Judith Pegler
Captain Hazel Oag and winner Judith Pegler
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RUGBY GOLF CLUB

Captain’s Day was eventually played on Saturday, having been postponed from July 7 due to extremely bad weather.

Captain, Bob James, greeted all 104 participants with a ball marker and a glass of port at the half way point.

The winning score came from young Jack Malone with a terrific score of 41 points, David Plant was second with 39 points, and third, Daryl Bates on 38 points.

n The Club’s Seniors Open was played on Thursday, with a very good turn out of visitors and members.

The winner was John Bradley with a very good score of 43 points, followed by a newcomer to Rugby, Peter Hawkins, who posted a creditable 41 points.

Third was Roland Slassor scoring a respectable 40 points.

n Lady Captain’s Day was held on August 1, having been rearranged from mid-July. At last the sun shone and the day provided excellent playing weather for the 36 members who took part.

The course was in great condition and more than justified the decision to change the date for this year.

The competition is organised in two divisions with Division A for 0-25 handicaps and Division B for handicaps over 26 and the spread over the two was evenly balanced.

In Division A, the winner was Judith Pegler with 37 points with a better back 6 from Sandra Brazier in 2nd place, 3rd place went to Claire Scott with 36 points, 4th to Abi Mortimer-Lane with 34 points and 5th to Linda Long on 33 points.

The results in Division B were as follows: 1st with 35 points to Sue Davis, 2nd with 28 points to Margaret Webb, 3rd to Olive Atwell on 27 points with a better back 6 from 4th place Hilary Bradley and 5th with 26 points to Norma Smith.

A special prize was awarded by the Lady Captain, Hazel Oag, to Marion Thorburn who achieved 31 points, having played for the first time after a long break.

The overall winner of the Competition, who received the Lady Captain’s Trophy for 2012, was Judith Pegler.

n The ladies took part in their own competition on the invitation of the Club Captain, Bob James, on his Captain’s Day on Saturday, August 4.

The weather on the day started well but, unfortunately, thunder and lightning in the afternoon brought the ladies off the course so the competition was decided on the 14 holes played by all the ladies.

The winner was Sandra Brazier with 28 points, 2nd was Krys Lewandowski with 27 points and 3rd was Claire Scott with 26 points.

Nearest the pin on 7th was won by Linda Long and Longest Drive was won by Claire Scott.

n The Tuesday Junior Medal attracted ten players. Still a newcomer to competition play, Aidan March led the way with a superb net 59.

Warwickshire’s under 12 champion, Tom Cleaton was in second place with net 64, while Charlie Lloyd scraped into third place with a net 65 from Spencer Brown who scored a net 66.

n Juniors on Friday saw the second major competition, the John Shorthose Bogey Cup, a relatively rare format.

Ollie Branston took the honours by finishing one up on the golf course par. In second place was Aidan Coomber with one over. Joel Rabone was two over to take third place while junior captain, Alex Cluett, was in fourth place three over.

ANSTY GOLF CENTRE

Seniors: Ansty Seniors beat Widney Manor 3.5 & 2.5 (home).

Emma’s Trophy: 1 Andy Wightman 47 points, 2 Gavin Hancock 42 points, 3 Nigel Abbott 38 points.

Summer Alliance week 14: 1 Andy Wightman 40 points, 2 Nigel Abbott 37 points, 3 Eric Lloyd 36 points.

Pub League round 7: Super League: The Blue Pig 88 Rose & Crown 82; Walsgrave Social 77 Brandon Club 40; Boat Inn 2 85 Boat Inn 78; Hogans 80 Denbigh Lions 69.

Last Chance Saloon: The Devonshire beat The Fox, Denbigh Tigers beat Baginton Oak, Jaguar Social beat Potters Green; Ansty beat Ansty Social Club.

Hellidon Lakes

The club championship this year was won by Tom Laver with rounds of 77 & 80 by 1 stroke from Craig Cotterill in second with rounds of 82 & 76 and in third a further stroke back was Ben French 77 & 82.

Division Two was won by Lloyd Rawlins with a total of 178 from Dan Harris 183 and in third Peter Bosworth 185.

The Hellidon Scut for division three players was a one horse race with Sam Wade running away with it , amassing 45 points. His nearest challenger was Tom Upfield with 34 points and in third Steve Trotman 33 points.

Lloyd Rawlins continued his fine form with a win in the Presidents Putter, he scored 36 points to win from Richard Barnes in second with 35 points and Paul Craig in third on 35 points.

Sam Wade lifted the Celebration cup with 41 points with Bill Stubbins in second on 37 points and Lloyd Rawlins in third on 36 points. The Handicap league team secured a vital 20-0 victory over Farthingstone GC on Saturday and with two games to go and just one point needed they look odds on to progress in to the semi finals.