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Junior Spring Meeting – Libbi clinches the title with a stunning round


A total of 32 girls , between the ages of seven and seventeen took part in the Cambs and Hunts Junior Spring meeting at Lakeside Lodge.


The top fifteen girls competed for the Lesley Ford Trophy on the Lodge course. Despite the bright sunshine, a cold blustery wind made playing conditions tricky. However, 12 year old Libbi Pikett (Girton) made light of the conditions and produced a brilliant round of nett 58, fifteen under her handicap, to clinch the title. Brampton Park’s Chloe Drewery took second place with a nett 68. The Scratch Prize went to Jade Guest (Gogs) with an excellent round of 78. The hidden pairs prize was won by Charlotte Platt (Bourn) and Libbi Pikett (Girton) with a total score of 136.


The younger girls received coaching from Professional Andy Fletcher and also took part in skills games, putting and chipping before moving onto the 9 hole and Par 3 course.


Eleven girls with either Club or County Handicaps competed on the 9 hole Manor course. Paige Hardwidge (Kingsway) produced a solid round of 18 points to take top spot, with Girton’s Jessica Hollingsworth second with 15 points on countback from Abbey Hardwidge (Kingsway).


The remaining six girls competed on the Par 3 course where Sienna Mason (Ely) romped home with an excellent 27 points with Chloe Willison (Abbotsley) in second place with 20 points.


The winner of the putting prize was Abbey Hardwidge with 21 points, with Isobelle Brookes (Saffron Walden) second with 23 putts on countback from Jessica Hollingsworth, Jordanne Sillitoe (Ely) and Ruby Davis (Links). Charlie Davis recorded a hole-in-one on the putting.


The chipping prize was shared by Grace Sadler and Jessica Hollingsworth with 12 chips.


Photo shows Libbi Pikett with the Lesley Ford Trophy.

Adrienne Trophy Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT  

A win for Isabella in the Adrienne Trophy


The Adrienne Trophy, a 9 hole competition for beginners and improvers, played on the Par 3 course at Bourn was keenly contested by the 17 competitors


In ideal conditions Saffron Walden’s Isabelle Brookes produced a brilliant round to score 28 points to win the competition. Trinity Hales (Gogs) took 2nd place with a solid round to score 26 points on countback from 3rd placed Anna Guest (Gogs).


Photo shows l-r Trinity Hales, Isabelle Brookes and Anna Guest

Officials' Cup 2013 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Officials’ Cup – Success for Rosemary

Rosemary Hay (Menzies) enjoyed the fine sunny conditions and played solid golf to win the Cambs and Hunts Officials’ Cup played at Ely City Golf Club with a score of 33 points.

Second place went to County President, Greta Barclay (Ely City) on countback from third placed Sue Hurren (Abbotsley), both players having scored 32 points.

(Photo shows Rosemary Hay being presented with the trophy by County President Greta Barclay)

Autumn Foursomes 2013 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Autumn Foursomes – Geraldine and Kathy take top spot on countback

In sunny calm conditions the pairing of Geraldine Fleming and Kathy Cooper (St Ives) required countback to clinch top spot at their home course with an excellent round of 35 points to win the Cambs and Hunts Autumn Foursomes, an 18 hole stableford competition. 

Ely City’s Ros Grey and Barbara Woods also with 35 pts took 2nd place and Diane Amps and Pauline Marais (Bourn) finished in third spot with 33 points.

(Photo shows winners Kathy Cooper and Geraldine Fleming)

Scratch Foursomes Knockout Final 2013 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scratch Foursomes Knockout Final – First County title for Old Nene pair

The final of the Cambs and Hunts Scratch Foursomes competition took place at Menzies Golf Club between four first-time finalists.  Abbotsley’s Marie Bayes and Tabitha Brain defeated the holders Marcella Tuttle and Sarah Greenall (Links) in the semi-final and Old Nene’s Amy Brown and Megan Willis defeated County Captain Jane McGuffog and up-and-coming Junior Jade Guest in the other semi-final.

Both pairs started off tentatively and despite going into the water of the first tee Amy and Megan came away with a half.  A great chip by Tabitha on the 2nd hole saw her and Marie move into the lead, but this was short lived as they found trouble on the third and conceded the hole to go all square.

A birdie on the 5th saw Marie and Tabitha reclaim the lead but Amy and Megan levelled the match on the 7th and it remained all square through to 10th hole.  Once again Marie and Tabitha forced their way back into the lead winning the 11th and 12th holes.  Amy and Megan won the 13th to reduce the arrears and drew level when they won the 16th hole.  They forced their way into the lead when they won the 17th hole and secured a half on the final hole to win the match 1 up.

(Photo shows Amy Brown and Megan Willis with the Scratch Foursomes KO Trophy).

2013 jean Wilkinson Trophy Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Jean Wilkinson - Third time lucky for St Ives

Playing in their third consecutive final St Ives finally got their hands on the Jean Wilkinson Trophy after another close battle against Ely City.  The Jean Wilkinson Trophy is a team competition consisting of seven singles matches played off scratch within three different handicap bands.  Both semi-finals and final were played in cold, wet, blustery conditions.

In the first semi-final St Ives faced Saffron Walden.  Saffron Walden took an early lead winning the second and third games, but St Ives won the next two games to level the score.  With the bottom two matches being shared the score remained level.  The top match was evenly contested and St Ives eventually won one up on the 19th hole to win the game and clinch the match 4-3.

In the second semi-final Ely City played against Abbotsley.  Abbotsley raced into the lead winning three of the first four games.  Ely City gradually fought their way back by winning the fifth and six games to level the score.  The final game went to the wire and Ely City secured a 1 up victory to claim the match 4-3.

The final got under way in heavy squally showers and St Ives took an early lead when Kathy Cooper, playing solid golf, clinched a 5 & 4 victory over Liz Smith.  Ely City moved into the lead when Anne Mitchell defeated Sue Anderson 6 & 4 and Jane Webster secured a 1 up victory against Geraldine Fleming.

St Ives fought their way back into the lead when Captain Avis Drew clinched her match against Carol Harrison 5 & 4 and Steff Allen secured a similar score against Ros Grey.

With the rain giving way to sunshine, Ely City's Jan Stuart-Monteath won her game against Karen Abbott 4 & 3 to level the match score at 3 all.  This left the fourth pair still locked in battle for what proved to be the decider.  St Ives Trish Whittamore came to the eighteenth one up and managed to halve the final hole against Sue Didlick for a one up victory to give St Ives a winning margin of 4 & 3.

Photo shows l-r, Sue Anderson, Kathy Cooper, Geraldine Fleming, Captain Avis Drew, Trish Whittamore, Steff Allen and Karen Abbott celebrating their victory


2013 President's Day Mon, 02 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT  

Presidents Day – Top spot for St Neots quartet


Despite a heavy shower at the start of the competition the St Neots team of Rosemary Farrow, Ann Chandler, Maria Marsh and Mary Thompson found the Ely City Golf course to their liking as they ran up an excellent score of 88 points to clinch top spot by four clear points.


Second place went to the Old Nene quartet of Anyta Francis, Kath Loukes, Megan Willis and Amy Brown who put together a solid round for a score of 84 points. The team of Mo Poole and Kay Osborne (Brampton Park), Dawn French (John O’Gaunt) and Grace Eastment (Menzies) claimed third place with 83 points on countback from Ely City’s team of Maureen Hagen, Ann Mitchell, Sue Didlick and Carol Harrison.


The special prize for the best team score on the 7th and 14th holes went to Sarah Reardon, Sarah Greenall, Edie Douglas and Jane Monk (Links)


The prizes for the longest drives went to Amy Brown (Old Nene) (Silver) and Gwen Sutton (St Ives) (Bronze) and the longest putt to drop on the 18th hole was won by Pat Nixon (Ely City)


Nearest the pin prizes went to Amy Brown (Old Nene) (2nd hole), Dawn French (John O’Gaunt) (6th hole) and Brenda Davey (Brampton Park) (12th and 15th holes).


Photo shows left to right Mary Thompson, Ann Chandler, Maria Marsh and Rosemary Farrow

2013 Mary Cole Rose Bowl Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT  

Mary Cole Rose Bowl goes to Ely City


Ely City put on a fine performance to clinch the Mary Cole Rose Bowl played at Ramsey Golf Club. Eighteen clubs represented by three players took part in the 18 hole stroke play competition with all three scores counting towards the team score.


In glorious sunshine the team of Tina Broadley (71), Jane Webster (78) and Pat Blythe (72) put together a solid score of 221 to clinch the trophy by seven shots. Second place went to The Links, Newmarket whose team of Jackie Ewing (74) Sarah Greenall (76) and Marcella Tuttle (78) recorded a team score of 228.


The best individual nett score of the day was 71 which recorded by Tina Broadly and Julie Walter (St Ives).


(Photo shows left to right Pat Blythe, Captain Terry Robinson, Tina Broadley and Jane Webster)

County Veterans’ Championship – Double success for Rosemary Farrow Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT  


St Neots’ Rosemary Farrow produced a solid round of golf to claim her sixth Cambs and Hunts Ladies Veterans’ Championship at Menzies Golf Club. In near perfect conditions Farrow’s accurate play produced a gross score of 81 which also saw her take the Senior Veterans’ Cup.


The President’s Salver for the best nett score was won by Tina Barker (Girton) with a tremendous round of nett 69, which was also good enough to take top spot in the Silver Division. Menzies Glynis Anderson took second place with an excellent score of 72. Third place went to St Neots’ Vicky Kyle with a nett 74 on countback from Bourn’s Elaine Randall.


In the Bronze Divisions Abbotsley’s players scored a nap hand winning all five prizes. In Bronze Division A (handicap 21-28) Rosemary Blake took top spot with a brilliant round of nett 70, with Margaret Gates in second place with a solid nett 71 just one ahead of club colleague Val Tyler.


In Bronze B (handicap 29-36) Betty Mossman finished in first with a nett 75 with Jean Cox second with nett 76.


(Photo shows left to right Rosemary Farrow and Tina Barker with their trophies)


Eastern Region Senior Championship at Haverhill Golf Club – Wednesday 31st July 2013 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT  


A warm welcome greeted the Players’ on a cloudy but warm day at Haverhill. 45-Players took part & as always the course proved a true test, with only three participants playing under their handicaps.

There was a new winner, Anne Coulter from Letchworth playing off a handicap of 4, who had a gross 77. The net winner was, for the second year running Teresa Wardlaw from Stowmarket with a net 70. Theresa will undoubtedly be going for the hat-trick in 2014!!

2013 saw the introduction of the County Shield, presented to the three best scratch scores. The first winner was Hertfordshire with Anne Coulter, Helena Steward & Susie Hartley proving worthy winners. Other prize-winners included:

Over 70’s:

Sue Hill – Girton – net 75

Over 60’s:

Ann Graves - - Woodbridge – net 73

Sheila Jarvis –Felixstowe – net 75

Denise Martin – Rushmere – net 75

Over 50’s:

Susie Hartley – Bishops Stortford – net 72

Helena Steward – Great Hadham – net 72

Viv Kemp – Bury – net 74

Our thanks once again go to Haverhill for their excellent hosting of this event & we hope to return next year.

Anne Archer

31st July 2013