Ollie Duley wins prestigious Club Championship title

Guy, Ollie, Club Captain Gerry, Nancy and Kev

After having to postpone the annual Club Championships from the previous Sunday due to terrible weather, Sunday 4th August looked set fair to witness the event.  The competitors play two medal rounds, the first in the morning in a three ball draw and the second in the afternoon determined by the morning’s results with the best gross scoring players going out last.  There is usually the chance to grab a quick bite to eat between rounds as most players want to keep the momentum going without too long a gap.

The course played well after some rain overnight, but it was best to avoid the rough if possible.  The last of the players just beat the storm which was threatening in the evening, finishing both rounds by 6.30pm.
Although trailing at the halfway stage, Ollie Duley posted a late surge to take the John Jackson Club Championship title from Sam Pollard, who tied in second place with Ian Townsend.  Guy Rasen also came from behind to win the Senior Club Champion title and Kev Robertson posted a superb 79, nett 65, to win the nett gent’s championship title.  Ladies’ Captain Nancy Denny won the Jol Calder Ladies’ Club Championship in a tight finish by just one stroke over Sue Hitchman, who was the Ladies’ nett champion.

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