Cirencester Golf Club

Corinium Goblets

THE major open mixed trophy of the Cirencester Golf Club calendar will stay at home after a tightly-packed competition on Sunday.

The winners were Cirencester duo, ladies’ captain Fiona Fyfe & Graham Clarke, whose score of 43 points in the greensomes stableford format gave them a one-point cushion at the top of the leaderboard.

One shot back in second overall were David Baxter (Saunton) and Amanda Ramson (Minchinhampton) on 42 points.

The home pairs’ first prize (not including Fiona & Graham) went to Jane Muncer and club vice captain Steve Bishop on 41 points just pipping Roman & Krystyna Belzko on countback.

Sponsors’ Day

THE wheels stayed securely in place as Trolley Maintenance Services of Cricklade won the annual Sponsors’ Day at Cirencester, with Friday’s event proving the best-attended on record.

In addition to all 18 holes, the Halfway Hut, Putting Green, Driving Range and the Buggies now have backers and all 24 sponsors were represented in the team competition.

“We must have had 80-plus people in the clubhouse for the prize giving afterwards and there was a terrific atmosphere,” said head professional Ed Goodwin. “We have had nothing but positive feedback about the day, and we have also picked up some new members.”

The winning TMS team was headed by director Andrew Dickson, who cannily surrounded himself with three in-form fellow club members – Ali Carter, Tom Waller and Chris Yeates.

With the two best scores to count on each hole, off 90% handicaps, Andrew’s group scored a scintillating 89 points.

Sponsorship packages are available from the club, with Gold, Silver and Bronze deals depending on the number of complimentary four-ball rounds booked each month.

Approximately 50 per cent of the sponsorships are by members of the club, while outside businesses can also see the value of this patronage as a means of saying thank you to friends, work colleagues and loyal clients.

Call club manager Richard Collishaw for details on 01285 652465.

Seniors Section

Broadway 3½ Cirencester 2½

BROADWAY Golf Club had recovered well from the biblical downpours of the previous day, allowing the contest to go ahead, and Cirencester seniors gave their hosts a close-run match before going down 3½ to 2½.

The Cirencester wins came from John Hall & Gordon Robbins (1 up) as well as Bob Allen & Robert Evans (2&1). There was also a half-point gained by John Morris & Mark Pope.

Ladies’ Section

Lady Apsley Trophy

BRENDA SMITH produced a very clean card of 17 pars or bogeys on Saturday to lift the prestigious Lady Apsley Trophy for those with handicaps up to 20.4, thanks to her nett 68.

Brenda’s gross score of 82 was also the lowest of the day.

Spare a thought for runner-up Kate Dymoke who signed for the same nett score only to lose out on countback over the last nine holes.

Kate’s superb round included birdies at the 6th and the long 17th.

W S Morrison Trophy

THE W S Morrison Trophy played on the same day by the higher handicappers between 20.5 and 36 was won by Elaine Killick, who also posted a nett 68.

Club junior Lydia Sutherland finished runner-up with her nett 75.

August Medal

BLANCHE NEAL gained a well-deserved victory in the Ladies’ August Medal with a nett 70 off her 12 handicap on Thursday.

Blanche laid the foundations for victory with birdies on the 5th and 7th holes.

She will now play off a handicap of 11.

Emily Gorman won Division Four and earned a three-shot handicap cut from 38 to 35 when taking second overall with her nett 71.

Sheila Marsh shot a nett 73 to prove the best in Division Two and Ali Kelly recorded the best gross score of the day with her 80 (nett 77) for 13th place overall.

Jae Berens and Irena Windslow both recorded twos on the 2nd hole and eight birdies in total were hung on the tree in the ladies’ changing room.

Gloucestershire Ladies’ Vets

THE Cirencester trio of Chris Park, Chris Moylan & Jan Stephens enjoyed a great day at the County Vets Summer Bowmaker tournament at the Bristol & Clifton Golf Club on Thursday, coming home in a very creditable third place.