Tough challenge for golfers

Maureen Paulson collects the Rosemary Williams Bowl at Toft Golf Club
Maureen Paulson collects the Rosemary Williams Bowl at Toft Golf Club

TOFT golfers playing on the club’s Captains’ Day could be forgiven for thinking that they were seeing double at the 18th hole.

Two flags were positioned on the 18th green – one in a tricky position at the top of the slope and another easier option. Players braving the tougher challenge were rewarded with double Stableford points, and this, coupled with the chance to buy up to three Charity Mulligans, resulted in some high scores being recorded.

More than 110 players competed with Maureen Paulson winning the ladies competition with an impressive 41 points, and Ian Delaine-Smith taking the men’s title with a massive 47 points. Ian managed to birdie both double point holes and he made judicious use of his Mulligans.

The sale of Charity Mulligans and a generously supported raffle resulted in £980 being raised for the Captains’ charity, Macmillan Cancer Care.

n TOFT A team maintained their position at the top of the table with a 4-2 victory against Tydd St Giles on Saturday.

Toft have won eight of their nine matches played with one remaining this season.

Scot Freer and Dave Whisker lead against Tydd with a 5 and 3 victory. Emile Van Der Merwe and Graeme Burns had a hard fought game resulting in a one hole loss.

James Joyce and James Dair restored the lead with a 3-2 win, and Mick Bentley and Julian Smith extended Toft’s advantage with a comfortable 5 and 4 win.

Shaun Stubley and Nick Welsh had a narrow loss with a few chances going begging but the game however was already sealed with a resounding 7 and 6 win by number six pairing Dan Tamburrini and Benito Schaivi who were already in the clubhouse.

A match away at Sutton, on August 18 will be their final test.