Competition celebrates St George’s Day

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Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club celebrated St George’s Day in style with a team competition on the Gainsborough Course during the day and a Strictly Come Dancing themed social event in the evening.

Thirty five teams of four played a fun competition, including nearest the pin on the par three holes, where Sybil Paton and scratch golfer Hannah Moul were two of the winners.

The evening dancers raised nearly £800 for the captains’ charities.

The team of Mark Howells, Alex English, Ian Phillips and Roger Gardiner came first with Barry Hitchcock, Lesley Hitchcock, Norman Davidson and Elaine Davidson second.

In third were Frazer Lamb, Paul Foley, Paul Champ and Roger Fleuty and fourth was Ian Benson, Rob Benson, Ian Smith and Richard Bland.

nThe ladies’ Bronze Shield team were out again last Monday, playing away at Channels Golf Club in Chelmsford with the weather chilly but very bright and sunny.

This was a very close match which showed in the final score with another win to Stoke, 4-3.

Carol Mehrer led the team out and after a mysterious lost ball on the second hole and a brilliant escape on the seventh, she won her game on the 14th 5&4.

Nora Hutchinson and Anne Hemmings went out second and third respectively and both won on the 17th hole 2&1.

Lesley Hitchcock who was 4down but managed to fight-back to 1down, going up the 18th but only managed to halve that hole.

Roz Clements sealed the match win for Stoke on the 15th hole, winning her game 4&3.

Irene Fielding and Diana Harris had very close games but lost on the 16th.

The team’s next match is at home to Colne Valley on Tuesday.