Jan is remembered at golf club fund-raiser

Pictured at the Jan Bowers Memorial Golf Day are, from left, Vaughan Mizon with the winners Joe Davis, John Kennedy, Ann Thompson, Doug Renyard and Peter Bowers.
Pictured at the Jan Bowers Memorial Golf Day are, from left, Vaughan Mizon with the winners Joe Davis, John Kennedy, Ann Thompson, Doug Renyard and Peter Bowers.

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.