Ladies get back to Daily Mail competition

By Leah Smith in Golf

Farrington Park’s Maureen Charlton and Pauline Young defeated Wells Ladies at Wells on Friday, 10th March in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. A solid performance on a tricky away course gave Maureen and Pauline a resounding victory of 6&4.

Such was their dominance, that the Wells pair complimented them on how well they play together. The Mail on Sunday is a prestigious national classic competition that has over 1,200 teams competing. In 2014, Maureen and Pauline fought their way to the fifth round.

On Ladies morning, Thursday, 9th March, 32 ladies enjoyed a glorious early Spring day playing in a Foursomes Competition. For the first time this year, the Ladies could bask in the sunshine awaiting the results. Due to the previous day being very wet, the first five holes were closed.

Nevertheless, the remaining thirteen holes were enjoyed in the sun.

Foursomes is an alternate shot competition. The winning pair, with 29 points over the thirteen holes, were Sue Stilwell and Maureen Charlton; in second place, with 27 points on count back, were Lally Gibson and Debbie Jones and in third, also on 27 points, were Rosi Brown and Sharman Bradshaw. Lady Captain, Pauline Young, had the pleasure in announcing that Rosi Brown has agreed to be the next Farrington Park Ladies Captain for 2017/2018. Rosi was Ladies’ Captain in 2009/2010. As Tim Wonnacott would say in the television programme, Bargain Hunt, “We are in safe hands.”

Men

Still playing on the shortened course, good scoring was difficult to achieve in the Saturday Stableford held on 4th March, but in Division One, Chris Young took charge with 34 points and new Seniors Captain, Phil Thompson, was in second place with 30 points and George Hobbs a close third on 29 points. It was a good day at the office in Division Two from Pierce O’Shea, with a score of 36 points, followed in second place by Steve Ball on 34 points and David Morgan, third, with 33 points.