13-Nov-2010 : Club Report 13
Scratch team player, Dave Britten [handicap 4], won the Victory Cup, for mixed singles match-play. The Cup was presented in 1919, to mark the end of World War One. A beaten finalist last year, Britten went one better in his third appearance in the final. Giving two shots to his opponent he won 5 and 4. After a half on the first hole, Britten won the next four holes to set up a lead that would not be dragged back to level. Losses at six [to shot] and seven pegged the progress back. Britten responded by winning at nine, ten and fourteen [against the shot] to win the trophy. At this point he was level par for the round. Through the six rounds of the competition Britten went to a sudden death play-off upon four occasions. In two of the rounds he went to the play-off, by winning the eighteenth hole. Each time he progressed through the sudden death extra-holes by winning at the nineteenth [the first hole]. Britten commented: “After some very close shaves in the previous rounds, I was delighted to get ahead in the final and wrap up a win before the nineteenth!”
Junior member and scratch team player, Alex Clarricoates became one of the youngest winners of the Hallam Cup. Qualifying in sixth place from the Scratch Cup the eighteen years old [handicap 2], bogied the first hole for a half. He hit the next fifteen greens in regulation, carding six birdies to win the final 3&2.
Presented on 1906, the Howitt Cup, [played off handicap] which is the clubs second oldest trophy, was won by Kevin Joynes. From fourth position in the qualifier, Joynes, giving a shot in the final, ran out as a 7 and 6 winner.
The Charnwood Trophy for mixed pairs went to Jeremy Freeman and Emma Sheffield. While the Kelwick Cup’s for gentlemen’s pairs went to Tim Cooke and Andy Harrison. Keith Bennett won the Barnby Plate [played off scratch] for mid figure handicaps. The Mixed Winter League was claimed by Russ Woodcock and Barbara Sale. The Winter League Cup was won by Gary Hales and Duncan Loach-Martin.
Gentlemen: Medal Final’s for the Walter Hughes Trophy.
In a close three way finish, the trophy for the medal finals was won via count-back by Ricky Priestley [net 68 cb] from Richard Beale [68 cb] and Russ Woodcock [net 68]. Best gross score of 73 from the 137 entries was returned by Simon Collingwood. Other results are as follows [net scores]. Division One: 1-Jeremy Freeman 72; 2-Mike Franks 73. Division Two: 1-Russ Woodcock 68; 2-Stuart Rigley 69 cb; 3-Kevin McGinley 69 cb: 4-Gary Boby 70. Division Three: 1-Mark Franklyn 69; 2-Mark Washington 71; 3- Andrew Dixon 72.
The clear winner of the Victor Ludorum Trophy for season 2010 was scratch team player, Tim Cooke. Conducted through nineteen qualifying rounds Cooke amassed thirty-six points, six ahead of second placed Frank Duffy [30 points]. Other top ten places [points]: 3-James Bird 29; 4-John Cooke jnr 29; 5-Graeme MacDonald 28; 6-Andy Harrison 27; 7-John P Thompson 26; 8-Keith Russell 26; 9-Matthew Harrison 24; 10-Neil Pepper 24.
Winner of the Scratch Trophy was Jane Tucker while Jane Pearce won the Marris Cup. These two will represent Newark in the National Club Champions Cup of 2011. Alison Hartley and Sue Birkett won the Drake Trophy. They will represent Newark in the Daily Mail Challenge Trophy [foursomes]. Ladies Medal Final Winners: Silver-Eva Glasby; Bronze-Rosemary Lloyd; Third Division-Sandra Goodwin. Ladies Stableford Final Winners: Silver-Sue Simpson; Bronze-Pat Alexander; Third Division-Claire Protheroe.
Tom Ablewhite, who had already won the Junior Cup earlier in the year, took first place in the Two Bob’s Trophy [64+70=134 net]. This took his points score to twenty which won the juniors Victor Ludorum.