Ladies win captains’ battle

Bob James'Rugby Golf Club captain'June 9 2011
Bob James'Rugby Golf Club captain'June 9 2011

Rugby Golf Club junior section played their half term holiday competitions very good weather and low scoring was the order of the week. 

With 15 players taking part in the Tuesday medal it was proved to be a close affair. 

Julie Broom'Rugby Golf Club captain'June 9 2011

Julie Broom'Rugby Golf Club captain'June 9 2011

Alex Kukielko and Ben Broadhurst both scored net 64 with Alex winning the competition on count back by virtue of a better back nine. Josh Broadhurst was in third place with net 65. In equal fourth place were Alex Wilson and Jack Malone with net 66. 

Jack Farthing was the unlucky player as he scored a great net 63 but he didn’t realise that his marker hadn’t signed his card and was therefore unfortunately disqualified.

n The Friday Stableford had 16 players in contention and three players scored a fantastic 44 points. In form Alex Wilson ran out the winner on count back from Alex Kukielko and Spencer Brown. Young Ollie Branston scored 42 points with Chris Abbott having a gross 67 scoring 40 points.

n Congratulations must go to Rugby Golf Club’s 11-year-old Tom Cleaton, who is having a great season. Back in April, he won 3rd place in the Stoneleigh Young Masters, he then went on to win 2nd best net at Kenilworth Young Masters and then last week, he played in the Kings Norton Junior Open and went one better.  In a field containing some of the best junior golfers in Warwickshire he won the best net prize with a score of 66.  He has now reduced his handicap by 16 shots since the start of this season.

n Last Friday saw the annual event of Captain against Lady Captain at Rugby Golf Club, which this year was followed by a barbecue making the most of the great weather. Bob James’ team were in fighting spirit to try and regain the trophy, but with the format of greensomes match play and the ladies receiving 2 extra shots for the course along with 2 bisques, the ladies had the upper hand despite the men playing from the yellow tees. The ladies team captained by Julie Broom, ended up winners with the final match score being 5.5 to 3.5.

n Week 7 of the Mid-Warwickshire league saw Rugby playing Atherstone at home. Dale Marson and Matt Bell were the two Rugby players who returned to the clubhouse as winners, while Atherstone took the other 4 matches for the 4-2 win.

n The EWGA medal was played at Rugby Golf Club last week and with 35 entrants enjoying the sunshine, the scoring was good.

First place was decided on a count back with eventual winner Judith Pegler, having a better back 9 than Carol O’Neil who both carded a net 68. Close behind in third place with a net 69 was Olive Atwell.

n The men’s May extra stableford saw Brian Hudson winning with 40 points, Jeremy Clayton was in second with 38 points and third place was won on count back by Ashley Moss over Dave Hughes who both scored 36 points.