GOLF: A pair of aces at Rutland County

Wendy Bryan congratulated by Rutland County Club Manager Steve Lowe on her first hole in one
Wendy Bryan congratulated by Rutland County Club Manager Steve Lowe on her first hole in one
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A COUPLE of aces were recorded at Rutland County this week, including a first in 34 years of golf for Wendy Bryan.

Wendy struck her first hole-in-one after 34 years of golf, while playing in the first Ladies Medal match of the season. She aced the par 3, 116 yard, 13th hole, playing into the wind with her driver. Wendy won the medal with a net 74.

PGA Pro Clive Fromant, who is director of coaching at the club, remained nonchalant after recording the 10th hole-in-one of his career. Clive holed out with his 8-iron on the 176 yard, 4th hole.

Former ladies captain Jackie Cole congratulated Wendy saying: “She believed the ball had gone through the green, but ladies coming down the 12th fairway watched the ball roll to the top of the green and down the hole.”

Jackie added: “Congratulations to the Mail on Sunday team for winning their round against Burghley ladies away at Burghley. Suzanne Edwards, Karen Palmer, Anne Milsom, Ann Shuttleworth and Jackie Cole played to a very high standard.”

The third round was against Elton Furze at Rutland County with young Imogen Huxley replacing Karen Palmer. It was a close game between all teams, and was finally won when Anne Milsom downed the 19th hole in a sudden death play-off.

l MOTHER and daughter combo Suzanne and Imogen Huxley combined well to take first place in the Ladies Ping Classic with 37 points, finishing ahead of Anne Milsom and Karen Palmer who were second with 35.

l RUTLAND County’s C team were soundly beaten 5-1 away at Belton Park despite getting a flying start.

Captain Dave Rippin and Steve Lowe combined to win 2 and 1 and take a record off the home team captain Tony Davies who had not lost in his opening C team match for 16 years.

Phil Drury and Dave Whitehead lost 5 and 4, John Killin and Dave Wilson lost 2 and 1, Eric Cooper and Cliff Knapp lost 6 and 4, Kev Moxham and Barry Cheshire lost 4 and 3, Gerry McIntyre and John Chatburn lost 5 and 4.

l HOWLING gales failed to deter a field of 75 who entered the Seniors April Medal, although conditions did prevent anyone beating par.

Division 1 was won by Robin Douglas on net 77 ahead of Dave Lynas and John Chatburn who shot 78 and 79. Division 2 went to Nick Lewis on net 74 ahead of Pete Juggins on 75 and Alan Garner on 76.

The Seniors suffered their first loss of the year going down 7-1 away at Belton Woods. Richard Simmons and Ted Leighton flew the county flag recording a win by 2-up.