Seniors’ Section

Winter Eclectic

SENIORS’ captain David Lowbridge christened his tenure at Cirencester Golf Club with a victory in the first series of the new season, the Winter Eclectic.

An eclectic is a multi-round golf tournament that results in one 18-hole score per player taken from their lowest score on each hole.

The Cirencester series was scheduled to be played over 10 rounds but a number had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

David nonetheless put together a best gross score of 76 off his 23 handicap which led to a marvellous nett total of 53, and he snatched victory by a shot from 38-handicapper Terry Gorman when improving his score on the very last hole.

Prizes were awarded down to sixth place: 1st David Lowbridge nett 53 (76); 2nd Terry Gorman 54 (92); 3rd Tony Killick 55 (70); 4th Danny Hall 56 (71); 5= Malcolm Crossley 58 (84); 5= Mike Helyer 58 (70).

Ladies’ Section

The final of the Ladies’ Foursomes will feature Julie Clough & Muriel Telling taking on Angela Canty & Chris Park.

Julie & Muriel came through a tough semi final on the 16th hole against Alison Henshaw & Karen Pracy-Jennings.

Meanwhile, club representatives Sheila Telling & Sue Bremner have won through to the second round of the national Daily Mail Foursomes by edging a close match on the 17th hole against their opponents at South Cerney GC.

Mad March ‘String, Kick and a Drop’ Bowmaker

The unexpected rainfall last Thursday did not dampen the enthusiasm of 24 ladies who played the novel ‘String, Kick and a Drop’, a fun 14-hole Bowmaker competition.

Brenda Smith, Barbara Grimwade & Deirdre Waddell emerged victorious on 66 points.

Runners-up were Sheila Telling, Emily Gormon & Liz Kidman (63) with third place going to Jane Muncer, Sue Bremner & Irene Windslow on countback.

The same competition was then played by the Saturday ladies, which confused some of the men on the course when they saw the ladies kicking their ball or using a piece of string for a putt.

The Saturday winners were Alison Kelly, Emma Brereton & Blanche Neal with 68 points from Ann Fisher, Irene Windslow & Paddy Challens (65). In third came Julie Clough, Jan Flynn & Debbie Chesworth with 62 points.