Golfers' close run contest

THE leading event of the week at Haverhill Golf Club was the Captain's Drive-In when Terry Bishop and Linda MacFarlane hosted the first of several competitions over the coming months.

THE leading event of the week at Haverhill Golf Club was the Captain's Drive-In when Terry Bishop and Linda MacFarlane hosted the first of several competitions over the coming months.

Rounds were reduced to 15 holes due to the weather and as the snow receded and before the last of the competitors teed off in the afternoon the lost time had been caught up.

The main event was a very close Four-Ball Better-Ball Stableford with three pairs all finishing on 34 points. Countback decreed that Bill Lancee and Peter McLennan were the overall winners from Andy Craig and Dave Whiting. The pair in third place were Kim Ward and Richard Rand.

Lady captain Linda MacFarlane was unable to play due to injury so Pat Kennedy accompanied the captain with the pair accumulating 33 points.


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There was a rush of matches, led by the juniors who entertained Bury St Edmunds in the County Junior Championship. It was a wrong result though for Haverhill who lost out by one point.

The ladies' visit to Saffron Walden was washed out but the home game against Stowmarket went ahead with the Coupals Road team claiming three out of the four matches.

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A 6-2 loss against Cambridgeshire Menzies at home was followed up by a 5-3 loss away to Braintree which has added to the seniors' poor start to the season but it was smiles and drinks all round for Derek Hill in the former match. His seven iron blow at the 128-yard par-three eighth hole dropped into the cup for an ace.

The following day a further hole-in-one was reported by Terry Symonds and was achieved during a social round. Terry's chosen club was a driver, with which he despatched the ball into the hole at the 185-yard par-three 16th.

Sue Carr turned out in both the Wednesday and Saturday LGU Medal rounds and took third and first places in the Silver Division, while Jackie Condon managed a second and third in the Bronze.

Results - Wednesday. Silver Division: D Walker 73, M Sail 78, S Carr 79. Bronze Division: H Eldred 72, J Condon 75, M Kendall 79.

Saturday. Silver Division: S Carr 78, E Kiddy 78, P Calmet 80. Bronze Division: A Fairhead 73, S Andrews 78, J Condon 78.

On Monday the seniors had a presentation ceremony for the winners of a number of their competitions.

The recipients were Peter Bowers (Mott Cup), Doreen Darbey (Ladies' Cup), Ann Thompson and Peter Cundall (Bleasdale Cup) and John Norris (Kernutt Trophy).

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