Cirencester Golf Club

Captain’s Day

CIRENCESTER Golf Club captain Adam Collins hosted the second most important tournament of the day on Sunday and the victor, Scott Hicks, put up a dominant performance in the manner of Shane Lowry to triumph by four shots, writes Danny Hall.

Scott’s magnificent 47 stableford points – gross 70 off a handicap of 10 – earned him all the plaudits during Adam’s Captain’s Day festivities.

The sun shone, the banquet at the Halfway House was worthy of Game of Thrones, and the prize-giving table groaned under countless goodies.

Following Scott at a respectable distance was George Peare, who must have thought that his 43 points would have been good enough to secure his second triumph in six days following Tuesday’s Midweek Medal.

Completing the podium in third was Andy Bell on 42 points.

Krystyna Belzko was the leading lady golfer in eighth place overall with her 39 points.

Of the 12 birdie twos recorded three came from the clubs of sharp shooter Ali Carter, including two tap-in nearest-the-pin efforts on the 9th and 13th.


Overall winner: Scott Hicks (47pts off 10).

Division One: George Peare 43pts (5), Andy Bell 42pts (12), Darren Robison 41pts (5).

Division Two: Sean Kirby, John Hall 40pts (14), Rob Brown 39pts (18).

Ladies: Krystyna Belzko 39pts (21), Elaine Killick 39pts (30), Jane Muncer 37pts (19).

Nearest The Pin: Dan Atkin (2nd), Ali Carter (9th, 13th), Graham Clarke (11th).

Blind Pairs: Andy Bell & Shane Forde.

Putting Comp: Andy Tibbles.

Midweek Medal

GEORGE PEARE snatched the Midweek Medal on countback from club vice captain Steve Bishop thanks to a strong finish which included a birdie on the tough 14th and an eagle 2 on the par 4 16th.

George’s nett 67 has earned him a one-shot handicap cut into 5.

Steve had to console himself with the best gross round of the day – a 72.

The nett score of 67 was also recorded by Yate Town striker Jake Lee but he is without a competition handicap at the moment.

RESULTS: 1st George Peare (73-06=67); 2nd Steve Bishop (72-05=67), 3rd Nick J Brown (75-06=69), 4th Chalmers Phin (76-06=70), 5th Nick Peare (77-06=71), 6th Tom Montgomery (84-12=72).

Seniors' section

Wychwood 3½ Cirencester 2½

WINS for Brian Sheffield & Martin Taylor (3&2) and Tony Jafrate & Andy Ponting (6&4), along with a half from Mark Woodhead & Keith Hodgson were not enough to prevent the seniors losing out narrowly at Wychwood Golf Club.

Bowood 3½ Cirencester 2½

CIRENCESTER went down by the same 3½-2½ margin two days later when they visited Bowood.

The course was in excellent condition but, with a PGA event on the horizon there, the rough was left really deep.

Wins came from David Lowbridge & Simon Byrne (2&1) and Gerry Bruton & Jim Donovan (2&1), with Mark Woodhead again bringing home a half, partnered this time by Mark Pope.

Ladies’ Section

Vets Muriel Button

IRENA WINDSLOW continued her monopoly of the Ladies’ Section prizes this summer by winning the Vets Muriel Button on Thursday with her nett 70 off a 12 handicap.

She also posted the best gross score of 82.

Blanche Neal finished runner-up in Division One with 73.

Division Two was won by Deirdre Waddell with 74, pipping Christine Moylan on countback.

Ladies’ Medal

DEBBIE ORGAN shot a fine nett 68 to top the leaderboard in the Ladies’ July Medal on Saturday after the course had taken a real dousing the day before.

Nine-handicapper Debbie won Division One with a very clean card that included 14 pars.

Emily Gorman had just the one par, on the 11th, as she also put together a nett 68 off a 41 handicap to win Division Four.

Runner-up in Division One was the in-form Karen Pracy-Jennings with 71, and third was Blanche Neal who recorded a marvellous hole in one on the 11th!

Division Two was won by Muriel Telling with 70.