Golf: A bit of give and take goes down well at Selsey

Selsey ladies ready for the Give and Take competition
Selsey ladies ready for the Give and Take competition

SELSEY

Selsey ladies played the Autumn Give and Take competition.

It should have been played over 14 holes but heavy rain saw them put on their waterproofs, brave the wet and windy conditions and play nine holes.

The winner was Eddie Williamson with the runners-up Sylvia Carter and Barbara Winter. Prizes were followed by sandwiches and tea.

For the Selsey men, the Maurice Jewell Trophy was won by Simon Rishman with 37 points, beating Bob West who had 36.

In the Max Faulkner qualifier, Paul Lee turned in a great round to win by two shots with a nett 65 which was two shots clear of six other players.

The annual Daily Mail Foursomes qualifier was won by Malcolm Cawte and Brian Platt with a nett 65, two shots better than Alan Neno and Roger Cawte.

The annual match between Selsey Golf Club and Selsey Country Club saw the golf club come out on top 7½-5½. It was close fought but the golf club retained the trophy they won last year.

CHICHESTER

It was a wonderful day for golf as the Chichester veterans competed for the Claret Jug trophy. There were 56 taking part and the scoring was very good, with 22 scoring par or better.

Early leaders came in with high expectations and four were tied on 40 points. But a clear leader emerged when Roy Harding recorded a score of 41 and with only the last group to come in, he was hopeful of victory.

But with virtually the last shot of the day, Roger Fletcher produced his masterstroke on his very last hole when he chipped in for four points. The result was a score of 43 points and a well-deserved victory for the long-standing veteran and past captain who was achieving his first-ever triumph in an individual trophy competition.

Results: Trophy winner Roger Fletcher 43pts, 2 Roy Harding 41, 3 David Galloway 40, 4 Ron Cummins 40, 5 Jim Robertson 40, 6 Wyndham Halswell 40. Nearest the pins: 4th hole - Don Hagell, 6th - Campbell Goldsmid, 13th - Mike Chapman, 15th - Dave Monkton.

COWDRAY PARK

Cowdray ladies played in their autumn meeting on two very sunny days. The event was organised by Margaret Hoare and Sandra Barber.

On the first day the competition was a drawn St Andrews Greensomes. The winners with 40 points were Myrna Heustice and Jane Holden. Runners-up were Ann Tyrrell and June Page with 36 points.

A Stableford was played on the Tuesday.

Results: Div 1: 1 Wendy Street 35pts, 2 Debbie Cheasley 35, 3 Tessa Stockwell 34. Div 2: 1 Myrna Heustice 37, 2 Caroline Haynes 37, 3 Barbara Smith 36. Div 3: 1 Maureen Bailey 37, 2 Chris Sommerville 36, 3 Sally Akers 36. Best front nine: Div 1 - Barbara Parker 21pts, Div 2 - Sally Williams 21, Div 3 Anne Laver 20; Best back nine: Div 1 - Mandy Lucking 17, Div 2 - Pauline Alexander 22, Div 3 - Dianne Hardcastle 17; Nearest the pin, 9th hole - Pam Leach, 11th hole - Debbie Cheasley.

The day was followed by a meal and presentation of the prizes.

Cowdray Park seniors’ season goes from strength to strength with a stunning 6-2 away at the hilltop course of the Dyke, completing the home and away double, having won 7½-½ at home.

Two pairs from each side were re-matched for this fixture and they won one apiece, Cowdray’s Tony Pike and David Wickham repeating their home success of 5&3.

It was a perfect day and venue for golf, with unbroken sunshine and a gentle breeze wafting in from the Channel.

Cowdray’s day started brightly with match manager Derek Smith and John Newman winning one up. The next two matches went the way of the visitors, with David Heard and Mike Cardiff also winning by one up, followed by Jan de Vries and Mike Hughes 3&2.

The home side reduced the arrears before Pike and Wickham restored the margin, which was quickly added to by Frank Cheevers and Mike Holden prevailing by 2&1 to give the away side an unassailable lead.

A large-margin win for the hosts was followed by a final win for Cowdray Park by Roger Poat and Rodney Fisher (3&2) to complete the 6-2 scoreline.

Results (Cowdray Park names first): Derek Smith & John Newman beat Graham Willis & Gerry Nash 1up; David Heard & Mike Cardiff beat Dave Barber & David Rose 1up; Jan de Vries & Mike Hughes beat Tom O’Donovan & Cliff Stuart 3&2; Bill Hummerston & Keith Chapman lost to Barrie Moody & Barry Thomas 5&4; Tony Pike & David Wickham beat Peter Duncan & John Boucher 5&3; Frank Cheevers & Mike Holden beat Eryl Williams & Graham Jenkins 2&1; Dave Lucking & Brian Brockhurst lost to David Austin & Mike Davies 7&6; Roger Poat & Rodney Fisher beat Graham Hunt & Richard Searles 3&2.

Cowdray Park seniors recorded their 16th home win of a successful season - a comfortable 6½-1½ win over a strong Rowlands Castle team.

On a spectacular summer day, most matches were closely contested.

The lead match, featuring both match managers, was suitably tight, with Cowdray’s Chris Hoare and the in-form Brian Carpenter holding off the visitors by 2&1.

The visitors levelled affairs in match two, when they came from three down with four to play, to win by one up.

Cowdray regained the lead through Terry Jasper and former captain Wally Mitchell with a narrow win, before Mike Holden and David Heard gelled well to win yet again.

Rowlands’ only other success came with a half against the strong Cowdray pairing of Peter Hallt and George Crouch. Solid performances from Mike King and Mick Morling and Mike Hughes and Ian Goodall clinching the victory before David Wickham and Gary Strowbridge put the icing on the cake with the day’s biggest win, 6&5.

Results: Chris Hoare & Brian Carpenter beat Phil Sparshatt & Bill Ford 2&1; Roger Poat & Mike Cardiff lost to Derek Pounder & Alan Dickinson 1 dn; Terry Jasper & Wally Mitchell beat Rob Fear & Steve Lapage 2&1; Mike Holden & David Heard beat David Salmon & David Coleman 3&2; Peter Hallt & George Crouch halved with Roy Mercer & David Foster; Mike King & Mick Morling beat Ken Waterstone & Doug Murgatroyd 3&1; Mike Hughes & Ian Goodall beat Graham Griffiths & Bill Nicholls 3&2; Gary Strowbridge & David Wickham beat Don Wilkinson & Tom Goodale 6&5.

BOGNOR

Bognor seniors visited Hayling seniors on a glorious sunny, windless day. The teams had played at Bognor three weeks earlier and 15 playersb managed to play in both.

The same pairs played each other over both games. Bognor had won the first game 5-3 and Hayling won the return 5-3 to make a perfect result of 8-8 over the two matches.

Results: Mike Oates & Clive Millett won 4&3, Roger Selway & Dennis Burke lost 3&2, John Owen & Mike Wadley won 1 up, Frank Hodder & John King lost 3&2, Peter Lott & Trevor Till lost 3&2 Gary Steventon & Steve King lost 2&1, Peter Collins & Alan Fitzgerald lost 4&3, Vic Ward & David Turner won 3&2.

AVISFORD PARK

Young player Harvey Burchell was celebrating a hole in one on the 14th.

The midweek medal was won by Roy Coulson with a nett 67.

The club medal was won in division one by Roger Boorer with nett 67 and in division two by Rob Baker with 63.

The seniors’ captain’s day was held as a Stableford with Peter Collins winning on countback with 39 points and Colin Butler second on 39. Thirdwas Gerry Tarrant with 38.

GOODWOOD

For the sixth successive year, Goodwood members and their guests will tomorrow turn back the clock almost 100 years to compete in the annual Revival Golf Challenge with original hickory shafted clubs and dressed in formal period costumes.

More than 70 golfers are expected to take part in the 18-hole event played over the James Braid-designed Downs course which celebrates its centenary next year. In fact the event has established itself as a tribute to the great man who won five Open Championship titles over a ten-year period and made an enormous impact on the game during the Edwardian era.

Goodwood members will leave their graphite clubs and modern-day golf bags at home in favour of pencil-thin carry bags filled with brassies, spoons and niblicks with whippy shafts and small persimmon heads which all proved far less forgiving than their modern day counterparts.

Braid, who designed more than 200 courses in his illustrious career, was also known for his trademark tweed cap and Norfolk jacket always worn with a collar and tie, symbols of his respect for the game.

Stuart Gillett, general manager at Golf At Goodwood, said: “It really is a memorable and charming day with everyone being transported back in time to a special golfing era. It is a hugely popular event and we look forward to running it for many years to come in conjunction with the Goodwood Revival motorsport meeting.”

Prizes will be awarded for best dressed, best individual and team scores and following the event golfers will travel by vintage bus to The Revival, the world’s most popular historic motor racing meet and step back in time to the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

n Golf at Goodwood PGA pro Christian Fogden and amateur partner James Woodman savoured the challenge facing next year’s Ryder Cup heroes as they competed in the Lombard Trophy at Gleneagles.

The Sussex pair acquitted themselves well with rounds of 75 and 70 in the £43,500 tournament which was won by the Kedleston Park duo of Ian Walley and Ian Neal.

Fogden and his eight handicap partner were competing against 15 other clubs from the UK over the PGA Centenary Course in the PGA National Pro-Am Championship.

This was the first of a three-year sponsorship by Lombard, the UK’s leading asset finance provider, and attracted more than 700 clubs who participated in 16 regional finals.

WEST SUSSEX GC

The Sussex County Ladies’ Golf Association held their inter-club divisional finals at Seaford in wonderful late-summer sunshine.

It was the culmination of six months of competition for golfers of all handicaps representing more than 50 Sussex clubs.

The winners of division one were West Sussex GC (pictured), who won the title for the third time in four years.

Other divisional winners were Royal Ashdown Forest (div two), Willingdon (div three) and Boars Head (div four).

LITTLEHAMPTON

A major fundraising event was held in aid of club captain Carl Stabler’s charity, which raises money for those with motor neurone disease.

The competition, the Charity Am Am, attracted 160 golfers from the home club and others around the south and raised more than £2,500.

The team event was won by Graham and Elaine Taylor with Andy and Sue Nelson, all from Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club.