New addition to Toft’s course marks club anniversary

New 18th Hole'Toft Golf Club'18/04/12'At the new 18th hole Captains Paul Simmons and Pat Key, with James Dair, Mark Jackson, Andy Bailey.
New 18th Hole'Toft Golf Club'18/04/12'At the new 18th hole Captains Paul Simmons and Pat Key, with James Dair, Mark Jackson, Andy Bailey.
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TOFT Golf Club marked its 24th anniversary by opening a new 18th hole.

The hole was officially opened by club captain Paul Simmons and lady captain Pat Key, teeing off in the Toft Anniversary competition in atrocious conditions last week.

The winner of the men’s Anniversary Day trophy was Jim Mcluckie with a Stableford score of 35 points. Nearest the pins were John Lewis, James Joyce and James Dair. Longest drive was Clive Harwood.

Winner of the Janet Earth Trophy on anniversary day was Jacqueline Hilton, who won on countback, clinching the prize ahead of Hayley Hunt. Both players scored 35. Clare Farrell was in third place on 31. Lorraine Robinson claimed Nearest The Pin on both the 3rd and 13th holes.

The Men’s Anniversary Bowl, played for at the weekend, was won by Andrew Gould with a net 70. The first round of the summer medal series was won by Emile Van Der Merwe with a net 71.

Although the new 18th hole is shorter in length by 53 yards the difficulty has increased due to the water coming more into play and the installation of two strategically placed bunkers.

As well as a new 18th, there is a new tee position for the 14th and the hole has changed from a short par 5 to a long par 4. The pond on the 14th has been reconstructed.

A brand new halfway house has been opened providing hot and cold drinks and refreshments.