Felixstowe polish off Weston rivals

FELIXSTOWE Ferry took the Weston Trophy for the 10th time at Rookery Park over the weekend, defeating Woodbridge by four matches to one with an impressive display of golf, liberally scattered with birdies.

FELIXSTOWE Ferry took the Weston Trophy for the 10th time at Rookery Park over the weekend, defeating Woodbridge by four matches to one with an impressive display of golf, liberally scattered with birdies.

The greatest number flowed from the clubs of Amanda Norman, playing at No.2 for Felixstowe against Hazel Dodsworth. Dodsworth got the upper hand at the start, but once Norman returned to all square with a birdie at seven, she followed it with a veritable flock at eight, nine, 10 and 11 and finally went out of sight at 15.

Showing tight control over her short game, Charlie Damonsing did the damage against Linda Warner with three birdies in the first nine to close out the match on the 13th.

Sharon Luckman, whose golf by her own admission has not been as sharp as usual for the last few months, was pleased to rediscover her form.


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Reaching the 13th in level par was enough to gain the point against Vicki Inglis, but she was quick to say that Inglis narrowly missed putts on several holes which could have changed the picture. There was some prodigious hitting from both sides.

Felixstowe's Yvonne Hollis enjoyed a close match with Sarah Beatton. Beatton played a focussed and determined game which allowed Hollis no quarter and secured the consolation point for her side.

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Felixstowe captain Sheila Jarvis won her match against Di Taylor on the 15th but narrowly missed a large capital outlay when her seven-wood at the 140-yard 14th finished pin high, one foot to the right of the hole.

Receiving the cup on behalf of her team, the captain said she had polished it with particular care on Friday night so, from all points of view, she was really delighted to be taking it home again. Results: (Felixstowe names first):

Sharon Luckman beat Vicki Inglis 7&5; Amanda Norman beat Hazel Dodsworth 4&3; Charlie Damonsing beat Linda Warner 6&5; Yvonne Hollis lost to Sarah Beatton 3&2; Sheila Jarvis beat Di Taylor 4&3.

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