Cirencester Golf Club

August Medal

BREEZY conditions for the August Medal at Cirencester Golf Club on Sunday meant there were workmanlike rather than super scores, with five players recording nett 68s.

Richard Merry topped the leaderboard as well as Division Three off his 21 handicap. He edged out the top trio in Division One – Jeremy Homan-Green (68), Mark Woodhead (68) and Nigel Curtis (68) – with Bruce Peare finishing fifth overall and top of Division Two on the same score.

Darren Robison was deemed to have recorded the best gross score of 75 from four possible candidates – including Tuesday’s Midweek Medal winner Nick Peare – thanks to his three birdies on the back nine.

There were just four twos signed for in the tough conditions: Mark Woodhead (2nd), Nigel Curtis (9th) and Jeremy Homan-Green (13th), with Tom Waller earning the most credit for his eagle two on the 16th.


Division One: Jeremy Homan-Green (75-07=68), Mark Woodhead (77-09=68), Nigel Curtis (78-10=68), Glenn Skinley (78-09=69).

Division Two: Bruce Peare (79-11=68), Nick Rutter (83-13=70), Simon Underwood (82-11=71), Andrew Dickson (85-13=72).

Division Three: Richard Merry (89-21=68), Graham Carter (89-18=71), Chris Underwood (89-16=73), David Murray (91-16=75).

August Midweek Medal

NICK PEARE beat Jonny Cowley on countback to secure the August Midweek Medal on a day of tip-top scoring in benign conditions last Tuesday.

Nick posted the best gross score of the day (70) off his handicap of five to return a nett 65 which included three birdies and an eagle on the par five 12th hole.

Nick, the midfield supremo for Yate Town in the Southern League, has already been among the goals for his club at the start of the new season.

Jonny’s fine round of nett 65 included four birdies.

Completing the leaderboard were the ultra-consistent Tom Waller (3rd/66) and Tom Montgomery (4th/67), while making it an excellent day for their family were Nick’s brothers Jack Peare (67) and George Peare (68) in fifth and sixth place respectively.

Seniors’ Section

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CIRENCESTER could not overcome the task of giving some 60 nett strokes to their visitors from The Cotswold Club and had to win the last two of six matches to force a 3-3 draw.

Cirencester's victories came from Neil Halls & David Soar (3&2) and Mike Helyer & Mike Staples, who produced a fantastic 7&6 success despite giving 12 shots to their opponents.

The halves came from Simon Underwood & Keith Hodgson, along with Mike Brown & Gerry Bruton.

Ladies’ Section

Open Bowmaker

NORTH WILTS Golf Club entered two strong teams in the Ladies’ Open Bowmaker on Thursday and left with the top two prizes.

The trio of E Selby, C West and L Flintoft, representing the club near Devizes, took the first prize with 79 points in a field of almost 40 teams.

They pipped their fellow North Wilts members – Jane Carver, Sue Long and Jean Root – by a point.

Some home honour was restored when Emma Brereton partnered Geraldine Beaty and Tina Lewis (both from Cotswold Hills) to take third place.

Host player Brenda Smith helped steer her visiting playing partners, Christine Mitchell (Ogbourne Downs) & Alyson Brown (South Cerney), into fourth place on 76 points.

Ladies’ Strokeplay

COUNTY player Jess Brown made it a clean sheet of prizes in the Ladies’ Strokeplay event on Saturday, proving the overall and Division One winner as well as posting the best gross score of 77 for her nett 74.

Karen Pracy-Jennings was only pipped on countback after also signing for a nett 74.

Sheila Marsh led home Division Two with her nett 75 to take third overall, and in fourth was Debbie Organ (nett 76).