Cirencester Golf Club

Scratch Cup

CHARLIE HARRAWAY has completed the big double for elite players at Cirencester Golf Club by adding the Scratch Cup to his success in the Club Championship earlier in the summer.

Charlie, who beat Gerry Coetzee in a three-hole play-off to become the club’s champion, came through several rounds in the Scratch Cup – in which no handicaps apply – before beating Tom Waller in the final.

October Medal

A STRONG wind allied to the course playing very long after recent rain made conditions exceptionally tough for Sunday’s October Medal – but Dan Skinley rose to the challenge.

Dan, who had a near-miss with his runner-up spot in the Bathurst Cup earlier this season, put together a pretty flawless round to prove an emphatic winner with his nett 68.

That was enough for the five-handicapper to win on three fronts – the overall first prize, plus division one and the lowest gross of the day (73).

Only five other players beat nett par on the day – Charlie Buse (2nd), Ali Carter (4th), Robert Simmonds (6th), Robert Brown (3rd) and Mark Griffin (5th) – and there were just six birdie twos in the field of 110.

Buse, must have felt like walking in when he had used up all his nine handicap shots by the 8th hole but he dropped only one more shot and that was erased by his spectacular eagle 3 on the 12th.


Division One: Dan Skinley (73-05=68), Charlie Buse (79-09=70), Ali Carter (76-06=70), Tom Montgomery (81-10=71).

Division Two: Robert Simmonds (83=13=70), Simon Underwood (82-11=71), Paul Jenkins (84-13=71), David Inglis (83-11=72).

Division Three: Robert Brown (87-17=70), Mark Griffin (86-16=70), Tom Gavan (89-18=71), Phil Smith (90-19=71).

David Carroll Salver and Captain & Vice Captain’s Salver

NICK PEARE has two more reasons to take his place at the annual prizegiving dinner after collecting the two series associated with the club medals from April to September.

Nick’s consistent play this year has seen him win both the David Carroll Salver, for posting the best four gross scores in those competitions, and the Captain & Vice Captain’s Salver, for the best four nett differential scores.

In both standings, Nick held off his younger brother George in second place.

Ladies’ Section

Gatrell Goblet Strokeplay

JANE MUNCER clinched the Gatrell Goblet on countback over the last nine holes after she and board chairman Emma Brereton both signed for nett 73s.

County player Jess Brown posted the best gross score of the day (78, nett 75) to take third spot.

October Medal

THERE was a very good turnout for the ladies’ October Medal on Thursday with Elaine Killick coming out on top thanks to her nett 74 off a 27 handicap.

She pipped a trio of golfers from Division One, who signed for nett 75s – Muriel Telling (Div One winner), Jane Brodrick and Kay Fullerton.

Seniors’ Section

Mixed Over 55s Open

COUNTBACK on the last three holes was required to determine the winners of the Mixed Over 55s Open held at Cirencester last Wednesday when more than 50 teams took part.

The narrow winners, Paul & Jackie McLaughlin from Chippenham Golf Club, lifted the first prize and contributed evenly to their stableford score of 45 points.

Squeezing into second place having travelled from further afield – Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor – were Seon Young Oh Shah & Sajid Shah, who signed for the same better ball score of 45 points.

Cirencester player Christine Moylan, paired with Steve Moss of Minchinhampton, completed the podium with third place to themselves on 44 points.

The top Cirencester pairing were Jeff & Jane Salter in seventh position on 42 points. They just pipped fellow host pair Debbie Chesworth & Mal Bevan on countback.

Seniors’ Singles Plate

JOHN POOLEY has won the consolation plate for those seniors who were knocked out in the first round of the Seniors’ Singles knockout when beating Mike Helyer 2&1 in the final.