Dennis and Doreen are new captains

SUNDAY morning saw the commencement of a busy year for two Haverhill golfers when Dennis Harkness and Doreen Darbey drove in to take up the roles of club and ladies' captains.

Dennis is a former Chelsea footballer – playing at centre forward scoring 150 goals while playing alongside the likes of Terry Venables, Peter Bonetti, Bobby Tambling and Jimmy Greaves.

The discipline on Sunday though was 4BBB stableford and it took a score of 47 to top the long list of entrants.

Trevor Broomfield and Robert Rudge were the two out in front as Don Simpson and Mike Goldsmith edged out Mick Warren and Lyndon Brown on countback. Both teams finished with 45 points.

There were a number of other prizes but none surpassed the extra award given to Dave Perrett, who aced the 185-yard 16th hole.

Earlier in the week, Eric Bates gave a stout defence of his IFF Challenge Bowl title but to no avail when Andy Craig (69) got home by one stroke from Eric and Richard Brazier.

The seniors drew away to Cambridge National, 4-4, and then beat Cambridge Menzies 6-2.

In their last big event of the old playing year, the Bleasdale Cup was won by Mick Cousins and Shirley Andrews.

Haverhill went out of the Stenson Shield competition on Saturday while playing at Diss but there was success for the ladies, who played greensomes, at both Stowmarket and Haverhill.

Jackie Condon won the ladies’ April medal with a score of 74.