Cirencester Golf Club

September Medal

GRAHAM CARTER bounced back from his Tovey Cup semi-final defeat to Charlie Buse to top the leaderboard in the September Medal on Sunday at Cirencester Golf Club.

In-form Graham was making it two competition wins in a fortnight as had been part of the successful team in the Bank Holiday Bowmaker. This time, however, he carried the burden alone with a sparkling nett 65 which prompted a two-shot handicap cut to 16.

“It was a very satisfying round,” said Graham. “I made a par, par, birdie start and managed to keep it going on the back, with a nice par on 18 to finish.”

Scott Hicks, who shot an astonishing 47 points to run away with the Captains’ Day stableford in July off a handicap of 10, continued his scintillating run by signing for a fine nett 66, but it has cost a further snip to 6, courtesy of an exceptional playing cut. Scott won Division One to finish second overall.

Alan Hughes, who faces Charlie Buse in the forthcoming Tovey Cup final, won Division Two on countback from Thomas Montgomery, the pair of them recording nett 67s.

Ten members holed out for birdie twos, two of them from Neil Little on the 2nd and 13th holes.


Division One: Scott Hicks (74-08=66); Nick Peare (73-04=69), Pete Stone (74-05=69); Dan Gregory (75-06=69).

Division Two: Alan Hughes (78-11=67); Tom Montgomery (78-11=67); Neil Little (82-13=69); Martin Righton (83-13=70).

Division Three: Graham Carter (83-18=65); Nico Brown (86-18=68); Nick Baker (91-23=68), Trevor Rowlands (93-24=69).

Seniors’ section

August Stableford

EAMONN CUTHBERT put together a round he had been threatening for some time when scoring a splendid 43 points to prove the overall winner of the rescheduled August Seniors’ Stableford.

Eamonn’s generous 25 handicap has now been cut to 22 after he held off Alan Smith (39pts) to also win Division Two.

The ultra-consistent Brian Whittaker, who headed Division One with his 39 points off 7, pipped Charles Reed on countback, to finish third overall.

There were four twos recorded: Brian Whittaker (2nd); Simon Embleton-Smith (11th); Jeff Salter (13th) and Alan Smith (13th).


Division One: Brian Whittaker 39pts (07); Charles Reed 39pts (18); Keith Hodgson 38pts (13); Simon Burrows 37pts (14); Gordon Stone 36pts (10).

Division Two: Eamonn Cuthbert 43 points (25); Alan Smith 39pts (20); Pete Stibbs 39pts (20); Peter Knight 37pts (20); Mike Brown 36pts (20).

Pete Stibbs, who won the Goddard Cup having topped the leaderboard over four qualifying seniors’ stablefords

Goddard Cup

PETE STIBBS has won the season-long Goddard Cup for posting the best three scores in the four qualifying Senior Stablefords. The May competition was lost to the weather.

Pete put in another consistent display, high on the leaderboard, in the last comp which gained him a deserved success in the series.

His three scores to count were 36, 38, and 39 points for a total of 113.

He could not afford any slip-ups as Eamonn Cuthbert’s late charge got to within one point of the winner, his best scores being 33, 36 and 43 for 112.

Last year’s winner Andy Ponting put up a brave defence of the trophy ending up third on 106 (30, 37 and 39), while seniors’ captain David Lowbridge concluded his fine summer of golf on the same overall score for fourth place after a Faldo-esque 35, 35 and 36.

Gloucestershire Golf Union Qualifiers

PETE STONE and Bob Allen are the Cirencester representatives at the Seniors County Stableford Final to be played at Chipping Sodbury GC on Tuesday, September 24.

They earned their respective places by proving the best home players in Division One and Division Two at the Cirencester Seniors’ Open.

Pete Shepherd and Adrian Russell are our reserves.

Seniors’ Pairs Knockout

MICK MOORE and Rob Bell have triumphed in the Seniors’ Pairs Knockout, beating James Gore and Dave Braithwaite 4&2 in the final.

It was a tight contest until Mick and Rob began to pull away from the 14th, and Rob sealed the victory with a terrific birdie on the 16th.

Cirencester 3.5 Burford 2.5

CIRENCESTER seniors edged a tight penultimate match to their season with a home victory over Burford.

Big wins came from Keith Hodgson & Ian Perry (6&5) along with John Morris & Ray Russell (4&3), while David Soar & Mike Staples earned a more hard-fought 2&1 victory.

Mike Helyer & Tony Killick gained a vital half.

The seasonal tally in seniors’ matches through 2019 now reads: won 12, halved 6 and lost 12 with a single match to come.

Chris Moylan, with the prize for her Marling Cup win

Ladies’ section

Marling Cup

CHRIS MOYLAN had a great day on the fairways to win the Bronze Division of the Marling Cup held at Henbury Golf Club, Bristol.

Chris was one of several Cirencester ladies to take part but she came out on top with her nett 77.

Handicap League

Cirencester 4 Lilley Brook 2

A FINE win for the Ciren ladies in their final home match of the Handicap League.

Daily Mail Foursomes

THE ladies took part in the Daily Mail Foursomes on both Thursday and Saturday.

This was won by ladies’ captain Fiona Fyfe & Paula Lester-Powell, thanks to a terrific score of 43 points, and they now advance to the second round.

Angela Woodward & Emily Gorman were the runners-up.