Jim crowned Coronation Cup champion

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JIM Hall won the King Edward VIII Coronation Cup on Wednesday 4 July with a bogey score of 4 up against the card, beating Richard Brown and Sam Wiggins over the back nine holes.

Howard Drake was 3 up, Richard Young 2 up and Mike Harper the only other player to beat the card with 1 up.

Mike Storr, Dave Upton and Scott Major were all square and Dave Kirk, Bob Scott, Kevin Barker, Roger Turton and Damon Craig were 1 down.

The July Medal and Jim Cooke Qualifying Round, due to be played on Saturday 7 July, had to be abandoned without a stroke being played as fog shrouded the course all day, making play impossible. The new date for this competition is Saturday 21 July.

Happily the fog cleared sufficiently for the Boynton Trophy to be played the following day and Kieran Noble shot an excellent 64 on a long, wet course to win by one stroke from Alex Wiggins who had a 65.

Malcolm Eglon had 66, his son Chris 67 and James Morrison 68. Damon Craig, Kevin Barker, Carl Bennett, Dave Upton and Richard Thomson all had 69, with Steve Purvis, Ian Wiggins, Howard Drake, Steve Parkin and Richard Jewell on 70.

The junior section played for the James Junior Cup on the same day and Michael Coates continued his domination of the junior season with a 65. Sam Russell had 75.

Karen Marshall won the ladies July Medal on Tuesday 3 July with 79, beating June Halley over the back nine holes.

Sheila Smith and Kath Cooling had 80, Sheena Hamilton and Maureen Eglon 81 and Sue Bennison 82.

Weather permitting, it is Lady Captain’s Day on Friday (13 July), followed by Mixed Captains Day on Saturday 14 and Mens Captain’s Day on Sunday 15. On Tuesday 17, the ladies play the Jane White Foursomes, Wednesday 18 is the men’s Midweek Medal and on Thursday 19 it is the ladies’ July Par.

Tom Havelock won £100 in this week’s 200 Club draw.

Tony’s Tip: Browsing the internet this week while looking forward to the Open Championship, I was looking at some old footage of Jack Nicklaus in his prime.

This reminded me of a good tip to help you turn.

At address, just before you start to swing, turn your head a little to the right as if looking at a ball which is a couple of feet behind the real one. This makes turning in the backswing easier, and helps to keep your head behind the ball at impact.

Google Jack Nicklaus on youtube and see what I mean.