GOLF: News from Rugby Golf Club

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Rugby Golf Club played their final club match last Saturday, at home versus Atherstone, the fixture being late in the season due to the congestion of delayed fixtures backing up from the wet summer.

The calm autumnal conditions played their part in a glorious afternoon of Golf. 

Six pairs from each club contested the match in a “better ball format”. With five scores already posted the match was tied 2.5:2.5. The final match resulted in a draw making the overall score tied at 3 each, the same results as the away fixture played earlier in the summer. 

This was the last match for the Atherstone team captain Les Jackson who was leaving the role, after 5 years being in charge of their club team, to move into the Seniors team.  

Rugby team captain Martin Weaver said “We have always enjoyed our matches with Atherstone, they are always very close and we have an affinity with their club as both our clubs were founded in the same year (1891). We look forward to playing Atherstone more regularly as they have now entered the Warwickshire Avon League for 2013.”

The Men’s November Medal and Christmas Hamper was played on Sunday, 11th November, in beautiful sunshine. The competition was played in three divisions with a Hamper going to the winner of each division. The 1st Division was won by Tom Cleaton with a net 67, and runner up was Ben Broadhurst also with a net 67 but losing on the back 9. The 2nd Division winner was Hugh Wilton coming in with a net 65, followed closely by Keith Oag with a net 66. In the 3rd Division Gareth Williams recorded an excellent net 61, with runner up Sean Anderson producing a commendable 63.

Congratulations go to Gareth Williams as the overall winner of the Medal.

On Wednesday, November 7th, Rugby Ladies were due to play a 14-hole Stableford competition, however, the rain from the previous weekend left only the Dry 9 available to play safely so they played the competition over 9 holes instead. It was a lovely day with a comparatively large field and some good scores were to be had. The winner was Sue Graham with 23 points, with Linda Long in 2nd place with 22 points. Third place went to Sheila Wragg with 20 points on count back from Joyce Rose. After the competition all the ladies went into the Club House to support the Christmas Bazaar in aid of the Lady Captain’s Charity Fund. There was a great response and over £320 was raised with some money still to come in. A good day all round!