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Luffenham Heath and Northants County Report

posted 25 Aug 2014, 02:21 by Paul Collier   [ updated 6 Apr 2015, 04:16 ]
Luffenham Heath
Report  August 20th – 21st   2014

The GSGB August Meeting was held at Luffenham Heath and Northamptonshire County Golf Clubs. Both of these excellent clubs have a long standing association with the Society and the courses could best be described as traditional heathland layouts. The 65 Members who took part enjoyed good playing conditions on both days, although temperatures were a little on the low side for the time of year. The late starters on Day 1 did have to endure rain for 30 minutes or so, but thankfully the blue skies eventually returned.

Both courses were in excellent condition with Luffenham being used for Regional Open Qualifying earlier in the summer. A number of tricky pin positions possibly helped keep the scores down somewhat and there were only two 2’s registered on the day. However nothing deterred our immediate past Chairman Alan Golbourn who scores a very impressive 39 points. Rosemary Lilley led the ladies after the first round with 35 points.  

At Dinner we were joined by the Men’s Captain Ian Harris and the Ladies Captain Julia Hodson. Ian and Julia were presented with the Society cheque of £500 by GSGB Chairman Linda Hill. Ian spoke of the founders and history of both the Society and Luffenham Heath.    

Day 2 was played in benign conditions and although rain threatened at times it thankfully stayed away. Northants County is an attractive course and is possibly a little more tree lined than Luffenham Heath but with similar “all year round” turf underfoot. Both courses were designed by one of Britain’s most renowned golf course architects Harry Colt.

The King of Morocco Cup was won by Alan Golbourn from Chelmsford with an aggregate total of 72 points and the Runner-up was Tony Parker from Woodhall Spa with 68 points. The Society Salver was won by Kathryn Archibald from East Herts with 69 points and the Runner-up was Rosemary Lilley from Portal Premier with 68 points.

Luffenham Northants County


Congratulations to all prize winners. A full list can be seen below.

The next event will be at Edgbaston / Blackwell on September 23rd – 24th.

Brian

  

Title

Prize

Club

Score

Name

KING OF MOROCCO CUP–

Gents Aggregate

DECANTER

CHELMSFORD

 

72

ALAN GOLBOURN

SOCIETY SALVER

Ladies Aggregate

FRUIT BOWL

 

EAST HERTS

 

69

KATHRYN ARCHIBALD

 

RUNNERS UP –

Gents Aggregate

TANKARD

WOODHALL SPA

 

68

TONY PARKER

RUNNERS UP–

Ladies Aggregate

GLASS BOWL

PORTAL PREMIER

 

68

ROSEMARY LILLEY

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

EAST HERTS

 

36

DAVID ARCHIBALD

 Gents – 2nd Prize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

SAND MOOR

 

35

FRANK BLAKE

 Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

LITTLESTONE

 

36

GERRY BRAY

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

SAND MOOR

 

31

LYN ELLNER

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

BATH

 

36

ROBERT HILL

Gents – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

ASTBURY

 

35

PAUL COLLIER

Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

ALWOODLEY

 

30

CAROL BRIGGS

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

NORTHANTS COUNTY

 

30

BOBBIE AUSTIN