Club Championship Rd 1
A very hot, sunny day was the back drop to the first round of the Club Championship and Handicap and Pembroke Cups. The intrepid competitors played hard on a dry course where the ball was running fast and in 30 degree temperatures. It was a small (but quality) group of players who all had fun on the day.
The leader after the first round is Harriet Carr with a gross 77 followed by Jayne Maxwell with a gross 84.
Playing to 4 shots below her handicap the leader after the first round is Jayne Maxwell with a net 66 followed by Veronica Mitchell with a net 70.
The leader after the first round is Sonia Inniss with a net 72 followed by Alison Chadwick with a net 73.
CSS dropped 1 to 70.
In the senior scratch division of the Club Championship Rory Partis is the leader on 74, just 3 ahead of Paul Doran. Mike Rowe leads the junior scratch division on 86, one ahead of Nigel Ward, Craig Froude, Tony Archdale and Greg Albertyn.
Greg heads the Handicap Trophy with net 65, just 2 ahead of Craig Froude and Paul Doran.
CSS dropped 1 to 67.
Report due soon.
Whitewebbs – Rd 1 at Hoebridge
Result: Loss 3-2
Harriet, Di, Veronica, Cheryl and Susan played against Hoebridge Ladies who were the finalist last year.
It was a closely contested match that went right up to the last game, but sadly we lost 3-2 to an extremely tough opposition. Harriet and Cheryl held their own very convincingly winning 3-2 and 5-4 respectively.
Well done to everyone for coming so close against a very good team.
The day started with a nip in the air and was breezy. Early clubhouse leader Paul Grand was eventually toppled by one shot by Nick Rogers with a carefully crafted 65. Tony Kopczak and Steve Cross took 3rd & 4th places 68. Best lady Jayne Maxwell 5th on 69.
CSS remained at SSS 70.
For the men, this was the 3rd Top Dog event of the year. John Ritchie still leads by 8 points.
The balls were running for the June Monthly Medal. Cheryl Woodhouse won with a net 75, Veronica Mitchell came second also with a net 75 but Cheryl had the better back 9.
The Monthly Medal on Sunday was won by Graeme Syme with a fine 63 with Paul Doran and Nigel Ward 2nd and 3rd on 67.
CSS was equal to SSS 70.
Graeme now leads the Grand Medal Trophy by 1 from Toby Hunt and Nigel Ward.
Report due soon.
Putney Park Open
The Putney Park Open was won by PP with a 61 but Nick Rogers came 2nd for RP with 67.
The competition committee did not allow ladies any additional shots but the RP-only competitors’ results do, with Kate Emanuel and Alison Chadwick featuring in the first 5 places.
Mitcham Friendly (Ladies)
The Ladies got off to a perfect start in the home leg of the annual friendly with Mitcham Ladies.
Mitcham Ladies – Away Leg
Result: Win 4-0
It was a cloudy, but warm and windy day on the 5th of June when the Richmond ladies made their annual trek to Croydon to play against the Mitcham ladies.
The team comprised:
Veronica Mitchell & Norma Lynch
Alison Chadwick & Doreen Dolby
Kate Emmanuel & Jini Beacham
Sheena Harrington & Johanna Doyle.
The new members of the team gave a sterling performance supporting the veterans well and helped clinch a convincing win, giving Richmond Park a great lead before the home match. The last couple of years saw Richmond Park hanging onto the â€œRich Mitchâ€ trophy by securing a draw, so this away victory has ensured that we keep the trophy for yet another year.
Everyone enjoyed their matches and the lovely meal afterwards especially the enormous lemon meringue pie.
Thank you ladies and well done. Let’s make sure that we win this trophy outright this year!