Successful foray into inter-club ties

Bondhay Ladies with the Ian Burtoft Trophy
Bondhay Ladies with the Ian Burtoft Trophy

Bondhay Ladies had a successful first foray into the Taskers Trophy world of inter-club golf for the over 50s.

Victories over Radcliffe-on-Trent and Coxmoor helped them to lift the Ian Burtoft Trophy, in front of a big crowd of supporters at Wollaton Golf Club.

Proud team captain Lynda Moore said the unknown element of the competition was nerve-wracking.

“We were a little nervous as we had no idea what to expect from the competition. “

“However, our first match was at home, against Radcliffe-on-Trent, and being drawn at home really helped our spirits. “

“We were fortunate to win the match 5-2, and that gave us a real boost.”

“From that point, it feels as if we just didn’t look back.”

In the final, played at Wollaton, after six matches Bondhay were all square with Coxmoor, and the final match attracted a large crowd of supporters from both clubs.

But it was the Bondhay golfer who kept her nerve to clinch victory.

Moore added: “The hospitality from Taskers was fabulous. “

“Their generosity second to none.”

“And a superb meal finished off a really amazing day.”

“Our thanks to all those who helped make the day so memorable. “

“We look forward to defending our title next year.”

At Serlby Park Golf Club, the Sunday Medal No 1 was won by Ayden Hall 74-10=64.

Division One went to John Kay 82-13=69, from Stuart Sugden 83-13=70.

And Division Two was won by Ken Crook 87-19=69, from Kieran Colton 94-25=69.

Glyn Brown’s 43 points were enough to win the Christmas Fare, with Ken Crook second on 39, Phil Dernie third on 38, Mark Presley fourth with 38 and Peter Gee back in fifth after making 37 points.

The Ladies EWGA Medal was won by Sue Lucas 81=15=66, from Janice Fearn 90-21=69 and Valerie Carnell 90-19=71.

A pair of Clowne golfers have qualified for an expenses-paid trip to the grand final of the 2013 HowDidiDo National Matchplay pairs championship, in the Algarve in February.

Eleven-handicapper Susan Clark and Stephen Cammack, a six-handicapper, both members at Bondhay, secured one of two available mixed pairs’ spots at the competition’s regional final at Macdonald Hill Valley in Shropshire.

They will now compete for the prestigious HowDidiDo National Matchplay title.