On 27th July 84 pairs from 78 clubs across the country gathered at Wollaton park in Nottingham for the Brenda king Foursomes 36 hole event. The field was very strong with 6 past British senior champions, numerous current and past internationals along with regional and county players. Many Midland Vets supported the event. We were hoping for a well contested event and the players didn’t disappoint with some great scores posted on both days and even a hole in one to add to the excitement. The club provided an army of helpers which ensured the smooth running of the event. Also a band of starters who helped make the event more special. .The course was in splendid condition with the greens running very true and fast. The best time to play Wollaton is in July when all the baby deer and running around. What a treat.
Some great scores were posted on Day 1 with Sam Harben /Cathy Riley from Hallamshire and Ann Lewis (Royal St Davids) and Jeanette Williams (Pleasington) scoring 78 gross to take the lead, with Sam and Cathy leading the nett on 64.5. Welsh international Ann and her partner showed their class on Day 2 posting a 77 gross to take the Winners Salvers with a total gross of 152. Sam and Cathy took the nett prize with a nett score of 138.
Midland Vets did well in both gross and nett events. Last years winners Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) and Karen Jobling (Richmond) taking runners up spot. Chris Fisher (Whittington Heath) and ex-MV Mary Maclaren (Chislehurst) took 3rd place. Ros Moor (Shifnal) and Sue Pidgeon (The Wrekin) took runner up spot in the nett with 143 nett and Pauline Hulance/Jenny Prior from Bedford and County 4th, with 145 on count back.
We had a fantastic evenings entertainment with Bingo and the ABBA Party girls. What a night we had. It almost felt normal, although we were careful to begin with, until the wine came out. Thank you to Wollaton and all their staff for providing a fantastic venue and for looking after us so well.
|Ann Lewis & Jeanette Williams||Sam Harben & Cathy Riley||You're being watched!|
|PRIZE||NAME / CLUB||NAME / CLUB||SCORE|
|Overall Winners||Ann Lewis / Royal St Davids||Jeanette Williams / Pleasington||152|
|2nd gross||Helen Lowe / Scraptoft||Karen Jobling / Richmond||155|
|3rd gross||Mary MacLaren / Chislehurst||Chris Fisher / Whittington Heath||156 c/b|
|4th gross||Laura Webb / East Berkshire||Kate Evans / Frilford||156|
|Best nett||Sam Harben / Hallamshire||Cathy Riley / Hallamshire||138|
|2nd nett||Sue Pidgeon / The Wrekin||Ros Moor / Shifnal||143|
|3rd nett||Sarah Hoff / Stover||Gro Lomas / Royal North Devon||145 c/b|
|4th nett||Pauline Hulance / Beds & County||Jenny Prior / Beds & County||145|
|Day 1 gross||Aileen Greenfield / Pyecombe||Karen Sykes / Worthing||76|
|Day 1 nett||Jane Sly / Mill Ride||Fran Campbell / Mill Ride||67.5|
|Day 2 gross||Betty Sworowski||Julia Bradley / Wakefield||78|
|Day 2 nett||Elaine Meagher||Linda Reeve / Aldwickbury||72|
|Nearest Pin 11th||Jane Sly / Mill Ride|
|Nearest Pin 13th||Mary MacLaren / Chislehurst|