GOLF: Rugby Golf Club

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Rankine best of 107 on captain’s day

The Ladies at Rugby Golf Club played their Centenary Trophy competition this week which was won by Nancy Taylor with 37 points. A countback was required for second and third place with three ladies returning 36 points: Krystyna Lewondowski, Sheila Wragg and Sue Davis, finishing in that order.

The mixed section at Rugby Golf Club was also in action last week competing in the Len Reece Foursomes. The pairing of Mark Wakelin and Sue Tura won with 40 points, Hazel Oag and Barry Pegler came second with 38 points and in third place was Hilary and John Bradley with 37 points.

Week 11 of the Mid Warwickshire league this week saw Rugby take on Purley Chase at home and a convincing 5-1 win to Rugby has secured their current mid league position.

The Ladies section thoroughly enjoyed their Lady Captain’s away day at Kibworth Beauchamp, where spirits were not dampened despite dodging extremely heavy downpours throughout their 18 holes! The Am-AM format secured some good scores and the winning team was Sandra Brazier, Sheila Wragg, Velda Hall and Sue Graham.

Rugby Ladies played their last match of the group stage of the 2011 Warwickshire League Campaign at North Warwickshire on Friday 1 July. This was a must win contest to stand any chance of a semi final place. North Warwickshire is a 9 hole course played twice from different tees. It was to prove difficult for Rugby as 6 of the 7 players had to give shots due to the home team being higher handicappers. Sue Jones was first out but her opponent proved to be too good. Next was Claire Scott who suffered the same fate. There was a glimmer of hope in the third tie as team Captain Deb Harrad managed the first win of the day. Unfortunately that was the only highlight as Sandra Brazier, Linda Ollivant, Jean Lewin and Sue Graham all lost making a resounding win for the home team. Rugby will now have to wait for next year to try again for that elusive League title.

Rugby Ladies Scratch Team played their second match of the season at home to Moor Hall. The home side lost 4-1 although a number of the matches were so closely contested that the result could have swung either way. The team consisted of Judith Pegler, Sue Jones, Claire Scott, Debbie Harrad and Abi Mortimer-Lane.

Captain’s Day on Saturday was extremely well supported with 107 men and 17 ladies playing a stableford format off full handicap. Club Captain Bob James presented each player with a momento of the day as they teed off along with a welcomed drink at the half way house.

The ladies competition was won by Deb Harrad with 38 points, Sue Jones and Hazel Oag both scored 35 points but it was Sue that stole second place with a better back 9.

Debbie also won nearest the pin and the longest drive was won by Claire Scott.

The men’s competition was decided on a count back with Rob Rankine and John Hay both scoring 41 points, Julian Webster came third with 39 points. Nearest the pins for the Gents were Steve Griffin, Phil Dodd, Dave Lauder, Brad Simpson and Keith Brown and the longest drive was won by Lee Gautrey. The Captain’s charity fund was greatly boosted from the day’s activities with £470 being raised for Bob’s charities which this year are The Make a Wish Foundation and the local Myton Hospice.