Cirencester Golf Club

James Hopkins Trust Charity Bowmaker

THE cream rose to the top with two single-figure players, club captain Adam Collins and Gerry Coetzee – ably assisted by Clive Gray – walking away with the top prize in the James Hopkins Trust Charity Bowmaker played at Cirencester Golf Club on Sunday.

The chosen charity of club pro Ed Goodwin benefited handsomely to the tune of £2,400, with Francesca Ventura charming £267 off the members for a series of donated and scrumptious cakes at the Halfway House.


1st – Adam Collins, Gerry Coetzee & Clive Gray; 2nd – Steve Titchener, Andy Morris & Jen Dunning; 3rd – Clive Montgomery, Andy Brereton & Rob Simmonds; 4th - Bruce Peare, Jack Peare Ryan Peare; 5th – Rick Newall, Mike Burgess & David Bamford.

Nearest the pin prizes: George Peare (2nd); Clive Montgomery (9th); Dominic O’Neill (11th & 13th).

Bank Holiday Alaskan Social Bowmaker

A SURPRISINGLY still day at Cirencester led to some tip-top scoring in the Bank Holiday Alaskan Bowmaker for four-man teams on Monday.

The unusual stableford format meant that just one score counted on holes 1-4, two from holes 5-8, three counted on holes 9-12, while there was nowhere to hide on the final six holes when all four players had to contribute.

Early starters Danny Hall, Paul Hinchcliffe, Rob Worthington and Graham Carter amassed a sparkling 117 points and were never seriously threatened throughout the day.

They finished five shots clear of the runners-up – Jack Peare, Bruce Peare, Archie Day and Scott Reynolds – on 112.

Third place went to Simon Burrows, Paul Simpson, Richard Hopegood and Lester Woods who were two shots further back on 110.

The leading mixed team score was from Andy Morris, Martin Longdon, Steve Titchener and Jennifer Dunning (110), who had three shots to spare over Graham & Heather Morley who played alongside Bob & Deb Mills.

Seniors’ section

Minchinhampton 3 Cirencester 5

CIRENCESTER seniors enjoyed one of their best away results of the season with a 5-3 victory at Minchinhampton in a match played on the Cherington course.

The winning Cirencester pairings were Neil Halls & Mick Moore, John Parsons & Mike Brown, Keith Hodgson & Stu Michaelis and Mike Helyer & Jeff Salter.

John Morris and Paul Horrell halved, as did acting captain Andy Ponting & John Thurston.

Home captain John Humphrey sportingly offered Andy and John a half on the final green before a putt had been struck, after they had led for most of the afternoon.

Cirencester 4½ Tewkesbury Park 1½

CIRENCESTER seniors made it back-to-back wins in six days when beating Tewkesbury Park 4½-1½ in a match that featured a number of great shots.

Ian Perry holed from a bunker on the 15th for a birdie.

Tewkesbury’s David Wall, playing with captain Chris Matthews, sank a 40-foot putt from off the green on 14.

Robert Evans got up and down for a birdie on the 16th from 50 yards, deflecting off an opponent’s ball on the way before he holed out from inside 10 feet to take the lead.

And, best of all, Keith Hodgson pitched in with an 8 iron from 140 yards on the 17th for an eagle.

The winning Cirencester pairings were: Keith Hodgson & Andrew Tunnicliffe (2&1), Andy Ponting & Robert Evans (2&1), Gerry Bruton & Martin Harrison (2&1) and Mark Woodhead & John Morris (4&3).

The Worcestershire 7½ Cirencester ½

CIRENCESTER’S winning run was derailed with a heavy defeat on the slick greens of The Worcestershire.

Only a half from the pairing of John Morris & Ian Perry prevented the whitewash, while captain David Lowbridge & Robert Evans were reeled in to lose 1 down having led coming off the 16th green.

Tewkesbury Park Mixed Open

THE on-fire Keith Hodgson is thinking of commissioning a trophy cabinet to be built in his sitting room after collecting his second prestigious piece of silverware of the summer.

Having won his first trophy in 10 years as a member in a seniors competition at Cirencester recently, Keith was accompanied by his wife Sue at the Tewkesbury Park Mixed Open – and they returned with the glittering first prize.

On one of the hottest days of the year, and in a field of more than 100 players, they recorded a magnificent better ball score of 45 points to take the pot by a single point.

Although admitting that he had “played well’, Keith conceded that his better half Sue had performed "out of her skin" on the day.

Ali Kelly, right, retained the Ladies’ Scratch Cup at Cirencester Golf Club. Ladies’ captain Fiona Fyfe presented the trophy. Picture: Francesca Ventura

Ladies’ Section

Scratch Cup

A BIRDIE three on the last of the 36 holes saw Ali Kelly (79,75) retain the Ladies’ Scratch Cup when beating Jess Brown (76,79) by a single shot – 154 to 155.

They could not be separated on the 18th tee of the final round but Ali’s birdie three to Jess’s par sealed the deal.

Emma Brereton (81,88) completed the podium with her aggregate of 169.

Silver Division Stableford

THERE was a four-way photo finish to the Silver Division Stableford on Thursday with all the principals scoring 37 points.

Irena Windslow continued her long summer of success by beating Kate Dymoke, Jess Brown and Jane Muncer in that order on countback.

Bronze Cup/Hamill Cup

JAE BERENS scored a spectacular double by taking both the Bronze Cup (nett) and Hamill Cup (gross) in the combined competition last Thursday.

Jae’s 96 pipped Jane Salter by one in the gross contest, and Jane also had to accept the runner-up spot for the nett trophy on countback over the last nine holes, as both ladies shot 75s.

Barbara Grimwade (nett 77) and Paddy Challens (nett 80) took third and fourth place respectively.

Ladies 3 Clubs & a Putter

ANGELA WOODWARD showed her rivals the way to do it when winning the 3 Clubs and a Putter competition with a marvellous 42 points in the stableford format off her 19 handicap.

Even more eyecatching was her start and finish, as she birdied both the 2nd and the long 18th – choosing between just 3 clubs and a putter, remember.

Sue Hodgson is also to be commended on her excellent 41 points, for second place while Mary Dobson edged out Jan Stephens for third, both of them on 39 points.