Cirencester Golf Club

May Medal

ARE 20-somethings finding the game of golf cool again?

That seems to be a trend at Cirencester Golf Club after the second important competition in a row was won by someone in that age group. Thanks Tiger.

In the May Medal on Sunday, it was the turn of Archie Day, 23, who celebrated receiving his first competitive handicap by lifting the prize.

The previous month, new member Finlay Rarity had won the prestigious Bagendon 100 Cup.

The omens were good when 24-handicapper Archie birdied the first hole, though he had to survive a couple of serious wobbles on the back nine, including a 9 on the par five 12th, before coming par, par, bogey to take first place with his nett 67.

He pipped Luke Risby (68) by a shot and John Davies (69) by two, as the top three places were taken by Division Two players.

The trio on the podium in Division One all scored nett 69, with George Peare edging out Nick Brown and Jon Cowley on countback.

The winners of Division One and Two can expect invitations to the County Medal in the summer.

There were 11 twos with Chris Nevin deserving special mention for bagging two of them, on the 2nd and 13th.


Division One: 1st George Peare (75-06=69); 2nd Nick Brown (75-06=69); 3rd Jon Cowley (75-06=69); 4th Graham Miller (80-10=70); 5th Lee Agent (82-12=70); 6th Mark Woodhead (80-09=71).

Division Two: 1st Archie Day (91-24=67); 2nd Luke Risby (82-14=68); 3rd John Davies (82-13=69); 4th Chris Allen (85-15=70); 5th Johan Pelser (85-14=71); 6th Jack Peare (84-13=71).

Girls Golf Rocks

THE youthful theme was continued over the weekend when more than 35 children took part in the Girls Golf Rocks initiative run by Cirencester professional James Harraway

Ladies’ Section

Thursday Stableford

IRENA WINDSLOW maintained her rich vein of form, coming out on top in Thursday’s Qualifying Stableford with 37 points.

Her reward for heading the field of 35 was the get a handicap cut from 13 to 12.

Runner-up was Linda McIntosh with 33 points, on countback from Angela Canty.

Debbie Hewitt and Kay Fullerton recorded twos and eight birdies in total were hung on the changing room tree.

May Medal

ON Saturday, in contrasting weather conditions to the previous Thursday, all the booked tee times were filled and the ladies enjoyed the early May sunshine.

Brenda Smith topped the leaderboard overall and in Division One with her nett 71.

In Division One, Ali Kelly was runner-up with nett 73 and her 76 was the lowest gross of the day.

Jess Brown finished third with nett 75.

Division Two was won by Paddy Challens (86) on countback from Jill Cloughton, with Katie Norton taking third on 89.