Cirencester Golf Club

SIMON UNDERWOOD hit the third hole-in-one of his career in a ‘roll-up’ competition at Cirencester Golf Club last Thursday, writes Danny Hall.

It was on the par 3 9th hole and Simon used a utility club.

“We were playing from the forward winter teeing area and there was no real wind so I thought my club choice may have been too much, but hit it anyway,” said the 9-handicap left-hander.

“I saw it bounce in front of the green, bounce again and then run on.

“It looked like it may have gone in, but it was moving quite quickly so I wasn’t sure if it had gone off the back of green.”

Simon, who won the 2019 Hospital Cup, after which he was cut two shots from 11, added: “My first ace was about 20 years ago on the 13th at Cirencester, while having a friendly ‘knock around’ with Eric Varcoe, and the second was about three years ago on the 4th hole of Brickhampton’s 9-hole Glevum course.

Ladies’ section

Ladies’ 14-hole non-qualifying stablefords

JILL CLOUGHTON followed up her victory in a similar competition in late November when proving the clear-cut winner of the latest Thursday 14-hole non-qualifying stableford competition.

Whereas she had won the ‘Turkey Trot’ with 29 points, this time 26-handicapper Jill shot 32 points, giving her a three-shot advantage over runner-up Mary Dobson in a field of 35 ladies.

Linda McIntosh beat Alison Henshaw into third place on countback with 28 points.

In the ladies' 14-hole stableford competition on Saturday, Angela Woodward and Elaine Killick both scored 29 points with Angela coming out as the overall winner on countback.

It was 18-handicapper Angela’s second stableford win since the turn of the year.

Anne Fisher finished third, also after a countback with Jan Flynn – both scored 27 points.