Jan is remembered at golf club fund-raiser
A former captain of Haverhill Golf Club hosted a fund-raising golf day for St Nicholas Hospice last weekend.
Peter Bowers, who was captain in 2007, held the event in memory of his wife Jan, who was also a member at the golf club and sadly passed away last year.
The format of the competition was a Texas Scramble, with teams of four, played off 1/10th of the combined handicaps.
The winners of the day were John Kennedy, Joe Davis, Ann Thompson and Doug Renyard with a score of 52.4.
Second place went to Bob Spittle, Neil Franklin, Mary Sail and Jack Warwick with a score of 54.1 and in third place Andy Fish, Dale Mizon, Lyn Fish and Vaughan Mizon with a score of 54.1.
After the prize giving there was a raffle and the funds raised on the day, combined with the proceeds of the Karaoke Night held that evening, totalled approximately £1,400.
Last Wednesday (September 30) saw Haverhill host the Suffolk Ladies County Golf Association Division One meeting.
Fiona Edmond from Ipswich Golf Club, who plays off a handicap of one claimed the overall victory and the Sybil Green Trophy with a gross four-over-par 75.
The runner-up was Abbie Symonds with a gross 76 (nett 72) and she is also from Ipswich, the club only needed the addition of a nett 74 from Sarah Saggers to clinch the Inter Club Challenge Shield.
In the handicap competition the results were: First place: Liz Laflin (Stowmarket) 77-5=72; second place Sarah Saggers (Ipswich) 78–4=74; third place Ann Graves (Woodbridge) 87-13-74.
n Liam Merritt was awarded the Signpost Paints Cup, Haverhill’s summer match-play tournament, which was played off scratch.
Merritt said afterwards: “The match was very competitive, it was tight on the front nine with birdies on most holes between us, then I seized the advantage at the start of the back nine and putted well. It was a great match and I enjoyed it very much.”
Merritt went onto win 5&3.