Pam’s score is gran-d

THE ladies’ section held the exclusive ‘Granny Trophy’ this week. The June Frankish Trophy is played with the unusual stipulation that is limited to members that are grandmothers.

This year’s event was won by rookie granny Pam Hyde, who beat Ann Hodgson on countback with 35 points.

Pam was presented with the trophy by ‘mother hen’ June Frankish.

Results: 1 Pam Hyde (18) 35 pts c/b, 2 Ann Hodgson (19) 35 c/b, 3 Claire Rylott (15) 35, 4 Marian Smith (28) 34, 5 Judith Flevill (16) 34, 6 Marian Bavin (27) 34, 7 Jean Markham (16) 33, 8 Pam King (25) 32, 9 Rita Knaggs (17) 31, 10 Anne Wallhead (19) 29.

Wednesday’s Ladies’ Invitation Day saw 37 pairs compete - with Vanessa Johnson and Joanna Burden taking the honours, scoring an excellent 46 points.

Results: 1 Vanessa Johnson (27) & Joanna Burden (13) 46  pts, 2 Anne Sutton (25) & Pauline Robinson (26) 45 c/b, 3 Lynn Worthington (36) & Linda Marwood (21) 45, 4 Jennifer Geeson (28) & Margaret Offler (24) 44 c/b, 5 Hilary Calvert (20) & Cindy Ireland (6) 44, 6 Sue Cobb (15) & Sheelagh Culverhouse (19) 43 c/b, 7 Claire Rylott (15) & Dianne Mary Eddington (17) 43 c/b, 8 Rita Knaggs (17) & Elizabeth Hardy (15) 43 c/b, 9 Rita Taylor (22) & Lucy Morley (17) 43  pts c/b, 10 Joan Young (26) & Gloria Bursnell (21) 43.

Boston seniors were away at Seacroft, competing in eight matches played on a course where the fairways were in need of a lot of rain and preferred lies would not have been unreasonable.

It was a close match with most games being decided on the greens that were in superb condition. Boston won the match four-and-a-half to three-and-a-half, reversing the result of the home game played earler in the year.

Thirty players took part in the seniors’ Texas Scramble on Tuesday morning, the winning team being Derek Turner, Denis Barton and Les Martin with 63.5 nett.

Second place went to Gerald Harrison, Tony Sherwin and Tony Tomblin with 65.8 nett and in third were Alan Davy, Stan Rust and Nev Kemp with 67.9 nett.

Sunday morning’s Terry Norton Memorial competition attracted a large field to celebrate one of the club’s most popular former members and Rabbits stalwart.

It was befitting that the event was won by one of their section, Dick Brackenbury, whose return to form seems to have coincided with retirement.

Dick won on a countback as no less than five players finished on 40 points.

Results: 1 Dick Brackenbury (16) 40, 2 Leigh Cuppleditch (17) 40, 3 Ric Allen (22) 40, 4 Dave Carter (5) 40, 5 David Reed (13) 40, 6 Trevor Newton (11) 39, 7 Robert J Whitley (5) 39, 8 Jordan Wood (19) 39, 9 Nick Ogden (12) 38, 10 Nathan Cook (5) 38, 11 Sam Vince (4) 38, 12 Matthew Brackenbury (8) 36.