Cirencester Golf Club - June Medal

DOMINIC O’Neill outstripped the field by three clear shots to win the June Medal at Cirencester Golf Club thanks to a sizzling nett 64.

Dominic had 10 pars and eight bogeys in a super-clean card and the 15-handicapper (now 13) is to be further commended for coming home with five consecutive pars on the tough closing stretch of holes.

The other two names on the podium were the respective winners of Division One and Division Three, Charlie Harraway (third) and David Michael (second), who both posted nett 67s.

Charlie did have the honour of recording the best gross round of the day by four shots with his marvellous 68.

Charlie showed why he has gravitated to the Glos county squad when he birdied four of the closing five holes on the front nine, and he birdied 17 and 18 to finish in style, too.

Results Division One: Charlie Harraway (68-01=67), George Peare (73-05=68), Stephen Springthorpe (77-09=68), Pete Stone (73-05=68).

Division Two: Dominic O’Neill (79-15=64), Andy Tibbles (83-15=68), Terry Hambling (85-15=70), Simon Underwood (82-11=71).

Division Three: David Michael (89-22=67), Marc Berry (89-20=69), Owen Harrison (85-16=69), Clive Organ (86-17=69).

The Warwickshire B 4 Cirencester B 2

The B team were close to forcing a hard-fought draw on their visit to The Warwickshire Golf Club but ultimately lost 4-2.

The long journey and the alternative attraction of the Champions League Final left captain Stephen Springthorpe short of players, so big thanks to Magnus and Lewis Flett for answering the call.

On a perfect day for golf on the club’s King’s Course,Scoring was low and the locals got off to a good start before the in-form Paul Helbrow and Gary Whiteman pulled one back for Cirencester with a fine display.

Paul’s effort in nearly holing out at the par three fourth hole earned him the prize of a complimentary fourball back at The Warwickshire. Captain Springthorpe and debutant Lee Agent gained the visitors’ second point of the day.

A Cirencester win in the final match looked possible but The Warwickshire pair managed to close out the match on the 17th with a birdie.

Cirencester 4 Lilley Brook 2

Cirencester gained revenge for their recent defeat at Lilley Brook when winning the reverse fixture at home 4-2.

Successful pairs for the home troops were: Ian Perry & David Golding (5&3), Andy Ponting & Charles Reed (3&2), David Lowbridge & John Morris (3&2) and Keith Hodgson & Adrian Ruskell (1up).

Cotswolds Hills 4 Cirencester 4

THE visiting Cirencester players did well (for the most part) to cope with the slick, fast greens at Cotswold Hills – the match took place 24 hours after a pro-am at the club – and they forced an excellent 4-4 draw.

Away wins came courtesy of Keith Hodgson & Tony Jafrate (4&3), Mike Helyer & Ian Perry (3&2) and Stu Michaelis & Andy Ponting (2&1), who sank three birdies between them. Meanwhile, there were halves from John Parsons & Mark Pope along with Mike Staples & Andrew Tunnicliffe.

Ladies’ Section

Four Ball Better Ball

Another week, another victory for Irena Windslow as she teamed up with Krystyna Belzko to take Saturday’s Four Ball Better Ball stableford competition on 43 points. The winning pair had three points to spare over Sheila Telling & Jane Muncer.

Father’s Day

Cirencester Golf Club will be hosting a brunch and fun putting competition for all the family to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, and non-members are more than welcome to take part.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children of 12 and under and includes a hearty brunch from 11am and entry into the putting competition at 12 noon.

Stuck for that perfect Father’s Day present? This could be the perfect answer and a fun way of getting the family together on a special occasion.

There will also be a number of Father’s Day gift vouchers available, for golf lessons, rounds of golf or lunch at the club.

Tickets and vouchers are available from the behind the bar and in the pro shop, or phone 01285 656124 for more details.