Cha-cha-cha draws a big field

Sunday 26th June 2022 4:00 pm
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Sixty Seniors took part in the latest yellow tee Cha-Cha-Cha competition at Forest Hills.

The winners with a score of 85 were Terry Hook, Terry Davies, John Skinner and Ray Innes, who pipped Pete Dovey, Mike Sinclair, Stephen Cole and another on countback, with Chris Dovey, Phil Gwynne, Bill Peffers and Mike Wallis just one shot adrift in third place.

There were only two claims made on the twos kitty, by Terry Hook and John Humphries, but Terry decided not to speculate a £1.00 on the day, so John scooped the pot, and had £49 added to his club account.

Only five players out of an total entry of 57, managed to record a score of par 72 or better in Thursdays Seniors June medal.

The winner of Division One with a score of 81-14-67 was Richard Medlin, Mark Graham was second with a nett 71, and Pete Walters third with 73.

Geoff Norris won Division Two with 92-19-73, one shot clear of Mike Steward and Pete Dovey.

The outstanding score of the day was recorded in Division Thre by Mike Butcher, who finished with a 93-28-65, finishing seven shots clear of Bill Peffers and Colin Laver who both carded 72.

There were four twos claimed, by Colin Chappell, Mark Graham, Mick Hilliam and Mike Sinclair who will each have £14 on to their accounts.

The latest North Gloucestershire Foursomes League. fixture, saw Forest Hills A team travel to Cirencester, and despite Captain Goode sending out a call on Saturday morning, as he was a player short due to a late withdrawal, the team managed to gain a fantastic win.

In the opener, Mike Burris and Lee Hanson eased their way to a comfortable 3 & 2 win.

The momentum was maintained in the second match, as Josh Goode and Paul Williams overwhelmed their opponents as they won 6 & 5.

Haydn Burford and Ed Breton had to fight tooth and nail to earn a commendable half in the third match.

Next up, Luke Martin and Conor Burris brought home the winning point, as they closed out for 2 & 1 victory, before James Colwell and James Holland shook hands on the 14th as they won 5 & 4.

The only loss of the day came in the last match, as Kev Doyle, who answered the S.O.S, and Phil Evans lost 3 & 2, to leave a final score of Cirencester 1.5-4.5 Forest Hills.

Vice Captain Ashley James and Darren Page got things off to a winning start, as they won 3 & 1 as the B team entertained Cirencester.

Alan Edwards and David Wilding lost the second match on the 18th, 1 down.

John Wilding and Stephen Cole then shook hands on the 14th, as they went down 5 & 4.

That proved to be the last reversal for the home team, as John Humphries and Gary French won 4 & 3, before Chas Challis and Josh Groves managed to hang on for a well deserved half.

With the overall win still up for grabs, it was Martin Weller and Geoff Pearson who delivered the winning point, as they held their nerve in a close contest, to win 2 up, and leave the final scoreline of : Forest Hills 3.5-2.5 Cirencester.

In the after dinner comments, the visitors were very complimentary, with regard to the course and the ambiance of the overall facilities.

Mondays Seniors Texas Scramble enticed 16 teams out on Monday, and the winners were the three-man team of Alex Harvey, Jim Fairweather and Martin Shipley, who obviously benefited from the “A.N.Other” subsidy, as they finished with a nett 52, just one shot ahead of Colin Baird, Pete Walters, David Forshaw and Pete Dovey, who in turn edged out Steve Giles, Martin McNeill, Clive Winward and Geoff Norris by the same margin.

On Tuesday, Forest Hills Seniors Captain Chris Hardy, led his troops across town to take on the The Forest of Dean Golf Club in the first leg of the 2022 Miners’ Lamp.

In the opener Chris and Mark Graham, were never in arrears as they eased out to a 2 & 1 victory against the home team Vice Captain Jeff Thomas and John Plews, with Chris also winning the bottle of wine for the Nearest the Pin.

This was followed by another comfortable win by the margin of 3 & 2, recorded by Richard Keeble and David Forshaw, in their encounter with Rob Walkerdine and Andy Bray.

The visitors went three up, as Phil Gwynne and Roger Ovett beat Andy Ward and Andy Silk on the last green, 1 up.

The next two matches were won by the home team, as Chas Challis and Steve Keepax lost 4 & 2 against Steve Tucker and Micky Powell, followed by a narrow one down loss conceded by Richard Medlin and Geoff Norris, against Peter Hoare and Jerry Bolster, with Peter in particular using his shots to great advantage.

The visitors secured a share of the spoils in match six, as Barry Klein and Alan Ayling had the outstanding result of the day, as they beat Barry Boseley and Geoff Warren 5 & 3.

Everything rested on the last match, after Darren Page and Mike Sinclair lost the seventh match one down against Bob Penny and Ed Winstone.

Ken Lawerence and Steve Gaskin brought the win that was needed for the overall victory, as they beat Martin Pearce and Frank Beech, one up, to leave the final score of : Forest of Dean 3-5 Forest Hills, with everything still to play for in the second leg at Forest Hills in September.

The Nine Hole Tuesday Club Niteis continuing to be very popular, with over 50 players entering this week, and the twos kitty proved particularly beneficial for Anthony Potten, who will have £58 added to his bar account, as a result of his solitary birdie two on the night.

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