Cirencester Golf Club

Seniors’ section

Charles Griffiths-Jones Salver

TERRY MASON has won the Charles Griffiths-Jones Salver, the first silverware of 2020 at Cirencester Golf Club, writes Danny Hall.

In-form 19-handicapper Terry, affectionately known as ‘Perry’, proved a narrow winner of the Seniors’ Winter Stableford series, with the best three rounds to count from five qualifying competitions.

He scored an aggregate of 115 points (best 40, worst 37) to pip Dave Allen (113 – best 39, worst 37), with John Appleby completing the podium thanks to his 110 points (best 39, worst 34).

They were followed home by Simon Underwood (109) and Danny Hall (108) in fourth and fifth places respectively.

None of the leaders improved their aggregate in the final round, played in fierce winds and, for the later starters, some heavy rain too.

David Murray, who looked the most likely challenger to Mason, going into the final round, having only competed in two previous stablefords, was one of a number of players who chose not to complete their rounds in the foul conditions.

Seniors’ Winter Stableford

JOHN POOLEY put together a marvellous 40 points in some very testing conditions to triumph in the last seniors’ stableford of the winter series.

It saw the 22-handicapper zoom up the final order of merit table for the Charles Griffiths-Jones Salver to earn sixth place.

The other three names in the frame came from Division One (up to 18.5 handicaps) with Dave Exton (36 points) just heading Nigel Curtis (35) and Phil Woodall (35).

Four birdie twos were recorded: Tony Scrivens, Mike Burbage and John Pooley had conventional twos at the 11th, while Tony Killick’s was a more showy eagle two at the 16th.


Division One: Dave Exton (36 pts off 17), Nigel Curtis (35 off 10), Phil Woodall (35 off 15), John Hall (35 off 14), Jeff Salter (33 off 15).

Division Two: John Pooley (40 points off 22), Dave Braithwaite (35 off 19), Mike Brown (34 off 20), Martin Harrison (33 off 21), Trevor Sallis (32 off 19).

Ladies’ section

Three clubs and a putter stablefords

LIZ ALLEN rose to the challenge of playing with just three clubs and a putter as she won the latest ladies’ 14-hole stableford with a very solid 29 points.

Mary Dobson finished runner-up with 25 points on countback from Jan Flynn and Chris Park.

Four ladies had birdie twos: Sally Hadley, Mary Dobson, Sheila Lowbridge and Irena Windslow.

Eleven of the Saturday ladies played an identical 3 clubs and a putter competition with Emma Brereton coming out on top with 26 points.

Irena Windslow (2nd) and Debbie Chesworth (3rd) both came in with 23 points and were separated on countback.