Sunday was indeed a full day as the men played for the Cooper Cup in the morning, an 18-hole stableford with a handicap limit of 24. John Harding won the trophy with a good score of 44 points. Barry Povoas was just behind him with 43. And Steve Mitchell placed third with 40 points.
The ladies vied for the Vets, Vintage and Ancients Cups at the end of August. It was a full field with 28 players. Linda Hayles won the Vets Cup with 35 stableford points. The Vintage Cup went to Barbara Thorpe with 38 points. And Audtry Joshua won the Ancients Cup with 31 points. Junior captain Claire Vaughan had the best score of the day with 39 points, but she will be ineligible to win these prizes for some time.
The Jon Holder Salver competition took place on the Saturday of Bank Holiday Weekend. This very popular event was fully subscribed. Colin Shaw won the salver with 39 stableford points. Just behind him was Daniel Nicholls with 38 points. And Iain Quick came in third with 36.
The Daily Mail Foursomes and Frank Thomson Trophy competitions took place on the Bank Holiday Monday. Luc Brown and Hamish Stubbs won it on countback with a nett score of 69, just ahead of Harry Sanderson and Simon O’Brien. Nigel Anderson and Chris Hemingway finished third with 69.5 nett.
A full field of gents and ladies turned out for the annual RNLI stableford charity event. Master Jake Wells was the winner with 40 stableford points. As a result his handicap was cut to 5.9. Philip Thornton was awarded second place on countback with 38 points, just ahead of Reece Balls.
Ten ladies played in a non-qualifier last Tuesday. Margaret Dean came out on top with 37 stableford points. Lyn Lawrence was in second place with 36.
And finally, Julia Walshaw won the Badger Trophy, beating Lyn Lawrence in the final 2/0. The trophy is a singles knockout for ladies with handicaps 29 and over.