Thunder and lightning halts Boynton Trophy

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In the last week before Captain’s Weekend, Chris Shardlow won the Midweek Medal with a 66, one ahead of Chris Pennock and two clear of Peter C Brown, Ian Cowie and Colin Rutland. Andy Smith had 70 and Jem Cockerill and Alex Wiggins 71.

The July Medal is also the qualifying round for the Jim Cooke Scratch Cup, with the best 16 gross scores going through to the knockout stages.

Sam Wiggins had the best nett score in Division One with 66, ahead of Paul Warrilow and Ian Wiggins on 67 (Ian had the best gross score of the day with 69). Fraser Seaton won Division Two with 66, from Brian Hurst and Graham Harper on 71.

The draw for the Jim Cooke is on the noticeboard and players are advised to contact their opponents as soon as possible to make arrangements to play their match.

A storm with thunder and lightning prevented half the field from completing their round in the Boynton Trophy, so that competition will be played at a later date. Of the players who managed to complete their round Luke Asbury had an excellent 63, Byron Blessed scored 68, with Robin Sisson, Sam Wiggins and Martin Shackleton on 69.

It is Lady Captain’s Day today with the tee booked from 10am until 2pm. Members only before 10am.

Tomorrow is Men’s Captain’s Day, with the tee booked until 3pm. On Sunday, the Mixed Captains Day competition books the tee from midday until 2.30pm.

On Tuesday the ladies play the Jane White foursomes; the Rabbits section invite the Tigers to join them in an Invitation Fourball starting between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, and on Thursday, the ladies have the July Par.

A week tomorrow, the Rabbits section is running a Super Heroes fun competition with a shotgun start at 2.30 pm.

All members are welcome to play, and can invite non-members for £10 each. Fancy dress is optional, but there is a prize for the best outfit. See the clubhouse notices.

Mr T Jefferson wins £100 in the 200 Club draw.

Tony’s Tip: Everyone would love to hit the ball further with the driver, but often the attempt backfires if the player gets their body ahead of the club at impact, which makes the angle of attack steeper than it should be. Make sure that you keep your head behind the ball until after impact, and have a strong sense of the arms and the club sweeping past the body as you strike the ball.