New Forest Golf Club Seniors compete in Captain’s Day for a pairs Pinehurst/Chapman competition
YET another bright and sunny day attracted 57 New Forest Golf Club Seniors on this year’s Captain’s Day for a pairs Pinehurst/Chapman competition.
In this format, both players in a team tee off, play each other’s ball for their second shot then choose the better ball to play alternately for the rest of the hole.
Vice-captain Harry Maitland dropped out to leave an even number in the competition, so he and captain Hugh Marchant played an impromptu captain vs vice-captain match over eight holes which Maitland won 2 and 1 and held an unofficial nearest-the-pin competition using putters off the 13th tee which Marchant won.
Competition in the main event was intense, with nearly every pair scoring under par and the top two teams going 13-under, resulting in a back-nine countback to decide positions.
Results: 1, Colin Chatten and Ray Kelly; 2, Mike Cavaney and Jim Worsley; 3, Mike Broom and Ted Groves; 4, Chris Angell and Dave Barrett. Nearest the pin – 2nd hole: Pete Ayers. 6th: John Ireland. 8th: Steve Duckett. 11th: Charlie Hughes. 13th: Richard Hammond. 14th: Steve Waterman. 16th: Ian Coundon. 18th in two: Chris Angell and Dave Barrett. Nearest the line on the 17th: Charlie Tabor.
Five days later, 30 Seniors competed for the Pairs Aggregate Cup in a combined Stableford competition off the white tees.
Steve Duckett and Charlie Hughes ended well ahead of most of the opposition but were no match for Ken Scott and John Pickering after the latter finished with an excellent score of 45 points.
Results: 1, Ken Scott and John Pickering; 2, Steve Duckett and Charlie Hughes; 3, Brian Roberts and Laurie Burn.
Finally, 36 members turned up for a pairs Texas Scramble competition off the white tees.
Four teams came in with nett 64, making for an exciting battle to claim second and third places. However, the winners were never in doubt, with Steve Waterman and Chris Angell well ahead on nett 61 to take the trophy.
Results: 1, Steve Waterman and Chris Angell; 2, Cris Bennett and John Cockshott; 3, Chris Hughes and Ian Johnston.