Haverhill Seniors contested the Alfa Romeo Shield on Tuesday 30th June. The event format was men versus ladies, individual match play over 10 holes. The result was a friendly draw, however as the men won the competition last year, they retained the trophy.
Haverhill Ladies competed in their midweek medal on Wednesday 1st July. Despite the sweltering conditions, some excellent scores were returned. Linda Alexander continued her recent form to win, carding a nett 69, trimming her handicap by a shot to 24. In 2nd place was Gerry Wheatley with a nett 73 and in 3rd place Chris Grainger with a nett 76. The Saturday Medal, played on 4th July, was won by Gerry Wheatley with a nett 71, in 2nd place on count back was Anna Fairhead with a nett 82 and in 3rd place was Pauline Calmet with a nett 82.
Haverhill Golf Club played host to the Suffolk Schools Western Region Championship on Wednesday 1st July. There were 36 competitors in the medal competition and another 11 juniors taking part in the beginners 10 hole event. Event Organiser, Adrian Pitt, gave the prize presentation afterwards and commended everyone for taking part on such an unbearably hot day. He went onto to thank Haverhill's Junior Organiser, Doreen Darbey, who assisted on the day and all the parents for their support. The winner of the Team Competition with 68 pts (best two from three Stableford points to count) was County Upper School, and the runner up with 67pts, was Culford School. The individual Boys Scratch competition was won by Harvey Watts (Stour Valley) with a gross score of 75, the runner up was Jude Everitt (Culford) with a gross 78. In the Boys Nett Competition the winner was Haverhill's Tom Turner (Samuel Ward) with a nett 61, slashing his handicap by 6 shots to 19 under the exceptional score reduction. The runner up was Henry Day (Thomas Gainsborough) with a nett 66. In the Girls Nett Competition the winner was Haverhill's Fiona Stokes (County Upper) with a nett 67. Fiona's round included 2 birdies and an eagle on the par 5 10th hole, and she reduced her handicap by 2 shots to 14. In the 0-15 handicap Stableford Competition, the winner was Alex Earle (County Upper) 35pts, and the runner upJames Cooper (Ormiston, Sudbury) with 33pts on count back. In the 16-28 handicap Stableford Competition, the winner was Georgia Parker (Culford) with 39pts, and the runner up wasOllie Page (Thomas Gainsborough) with 34pts. In the over 28 handicap Competition the winner was Rio Everitt (Finborough) and in the Beginners Competition the winner was Harvey Sandry (County Upper), and the runner up was James Johnson (Finborough).
Haverhill played in the last league match of the season in the Curry Cup at home against The Essex on Saturday 4th July. It was an incredibly tight match and the overall result was a draw 9-9. Haverhill now have to wait until all the league scores are in to see whether they have done enough to qualify through to the semi finals, with a score of 37pts. The result of the morning foursomes matches were (Haverhill Team first): Paul Bartlett & Andy Fish won 5&3 vs John Booth & Simon Babbs, John Young & James Hastie lost 1 down vs Laurence Park & Jamie Messenger, Gerry Scott & Bob Spittle lost 3&1 vs Ed Oldaker, Mark Barrett & Terry Lyons lost 3&2 vs Andreas Ganno & Paul Wolton, Gary Cowley & John Kennedy won 6&5 vs Ron Shires & John O'Neill and Glen Hughes & Fraser Curl won 3&2 vs Niall Garner & Chris Soke. In the afternoon singles John Young lost 3&2 vs Laurence Park, James Hastie lost 1 down vs John Booth, Andy Fish finished all square vs Ed Oldaker, Paul Bartlett won 1 up vs Karl Bowden, Bob Spittle finished all square vs Simon Babbs, Gerry Scott won 4&2 vs Jamie Messenger, Fraser Curl lost 3&2 vs Andreas Granno, Terry Lyons won 3&2 vs John O'Neill, John Kennedy lost 5&4 vs Niall Garner, Glen Hughes lost 2 down vs Paul Wolton, Gary Cowley won 2 up vs Ron Shires and Mark Barrett won 3&2 vs Chris Soke.
Club Captain Rob Viney hosted his Captain's Day on Sunday 5th July. The event was open to all sections of the golf club and the format varied with holes 1-6 played as greensomes, holes 7-12 as foursomes and holes 13-18 as individual stableford, with both scores to count. An impressive field of 108 took part, despite falling on the same day as the British Grand Prix. The winners were Mark Wray and Kevin Snow with 62pts. In 2nd place were Roger Turner and Scott Turner with 55pts and in 3rd place were Jamie Morse and Steve Brooks with 54pts. Nearest the pin for men on 16th was won by Ivan Drury and nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th was won by Mary Sail. Special prizes were awarded to the highest score by a husband/wife pairing which was won by Chris and John Grainger, the best score for the pair including a junior was won by Dan and Carl Walker and the best score for the team with two ladies was won by Linda Alexander and Mary Sail. Rob Viney gave the prize presentation and went onto thank all the volunteers who assisted him on the day and he announced that £208 was raised for his Charity through selling 'Mulligans' (to retake golf shots!), and the proceeds will go to the National Autistic Society.
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