FORTY-FOUR golfers entered the second Toft Ladies Open held last Wednesday with competitors entering from Orton Meadows, Thorpe Wood, Brampton Park, Sudbrooke Moor, Spalding, Kirton Holme, StIves and Elton Furze golf clubs as well as the hosts.
The day was a huge success with the course in excellent condition, a friendly atmosphere generated by the Four Ball Better Ball format and some impressive Stableford scores.
Lady Captain Helen Roscoe paid tribute to everyone who had helped in various ways to put Toft’s Open on the map, including the ladies’ sub-committee, Margaret Dair, Jean Drummond, Richard Robinson, ball spotters Mike Paulson, John Davenport and Ian Dair, Joe Scott who dealt with the score cards and Jim Wildish who controlled the results board.
Further thanks went to Mark Jackson and staff in the pro’s shop, hotel staff for their first class catering and the green staff for presenting the course at its best.
Assisted by her vice-captain, Pat Key, Helen presented the day’s winners with their prizes.
Open Winners: 1st (visitors) Angela Roper & Norma Parker (Spalding), 47 points; 1st (members) Maggie Steer & Hayley Hunt, 48 pts; 2nd (visitors) Myra Landsburgh & Maggie Davey (Thorpe Wood), 43 pts; 2nd (members) - Denise Peach & Sue Slowey 46 pts; 3rd (visitors) Roz Irons & May Burn (Brampton Park), 41 pts; 3rd (members) Karen Parsonage & Clare Farrell, 45 pts; 4th (visitors), Judith Hutton & Fiona Hutton (Sudbrooke Moor) 38 pts; 4th (members) Jacqueline Hilton & Liz Robinson 44 pts c/b; Nearest the Pin on 3rd (visitor), Maggie Davey (Thorpe Wood); Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 9th, Angela Roper (Spalding); Nearest the Pin on 13th (member), Anne Wildish. Mary Stark and Angela Roper won the 2’s competition.
A raffle in aid of the Spinal Injuries Association raised £176.
l TOFT ladies’ team beat Wollaton Park in a tough match in the fifth round of the national Mail On Sunday competition with the result in the balance up to the final putt on the 18th green.
Mandy Lees with a 4&3 win, and Helen Roscoe with a 5&4 result gave the home team an excellent head start before Mairead Scott achieved a battling half with Margaret Dair on the losing end of a tough match5&4.
Ultimately it came down to a gritty performance from Lorraine Robinson, who held her nerve and holed the crucial putt to win 1up.
l TWO Stableford competitions produced several good winning scores with close results.
The weekday event was won by Anne Knox with a fighting total of 37 followed in by Viv Stanton on 36 and Marianne Robinson with 34.
Alison Ravenhill chalked up another win in the weekend competiton with 36, just ahead of Mairead Scott on 35 and Geraldine Moss on 33.