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Rugby play Rene Almey Foursomes and Captain v Lady Captain matches


Last Wednesday the Rugby Ladies played the Rene Almey Foursomes combined with the Daily Mail Foursomes qualifying competition. This was rescheduled from August when the competition was abandoned because of torrential rain but this time the sun shone and the playing conditions were much better. The winners of the Rene Almey Trophy this year were Deb Harrad and Claire Scott with a net 74 with Di Reid and Helen Webb runners up with a net 78.5. Deb and Claire also now qualify to play in the area knockout stage of the Daily Mail Foursomes in 2013.

Saturday was the Captain v Lady Captain’s match. This is an annual match play fixture, normally played at the beginning of the season, where the Captain fields a team to play against the Lady Captain’s team. The ‘rules’ are negotiated each year between the two Captains! More men signed up to this fixture than ladies so, to balance the teams, the Lady Captain ‘borrowed’ two men for the day.

They played off the ladies tee and truly entered into the spirit of the competition. The weather was fine and the results of the games were eagerly awaited as some were only decided on the 18th hole. It was a good day and everyone enjoyed it. The final result was an honourable draw 3½ : 3½. The ladies get to retain the trophy as they won last year.


Club competition results

October Midweek Bogey: 1 Steve Rhodes 5up, 2 Simon Brain 2up, 3 Rich Ementon A/S.

Summer Alliance week 25: 1 Steve Rhodes 39 points, 2 Colin McErlean 24 pooints. Week 24: 1 Ken Childs 35 points, 2 Rich Ementon 34, 3 Colin McErlean 32.

Summer Alliance order of merit: 1 Andy Wightman 570 points, 2 Ken Childs 564, 3 Eric Lloyd 512, 4 Steve Rhodes 506, 5 Colin Mcerlean 449, 6 David Jones 426, 7 neal Baxter 403, 8 Steven Tailby 366, 9 Paul Gallimore 342, 10 Paul Johnson 325.

Summer Alliance Eclectic: Winner: Andy Wightman nett 56.