Haverhill Ladies competed in their Stableford competition on Saturday 29th August. The winner,
with a fabulous score of 41pts was Mandy Williamson, a former Parklands Academy Member, who
has recently upgraded to full membership. Due to her recent competition success, Mandy has
reduced her handicap by 3 shots to 17 under Exceptional Score Reduction. The runner up was Lyn
Fish with 35pts and in 3rd place was Lady Captain, Sheila Price with 34pts.
The Hambro Final was played between Haverhill and Newton Green on Sunday 30th August at Bury
Golf Club. Haverhill qualified through to the final, having beaten Brett Vale, Halesworth, Bungay &
Waveney and finally Gorleston in the semi final. They faced tough opposition in Newton Green, who
were defending champions. Although Haverhill were five down at lunchtime, they fought back
during the afternoon and after 15 holes the teams were neck and neck. Newton Green's Simon
Bearman and Mike Polley were 13 up on the day against different opponents. Haverhill’s Dave
Spittle and Jack Bligh were one down at lunch to Russell Oakey and Harvey Watts but were four up
in the afternoon. However the win by Newton Green's pairing of Watts and Oakey on the 16th,
when they were giving a shot, came at a crucial time in the overall match. Despite the valiant efforts
of the Haverhill Team, it was not enough and they lost overall by 6 holes. After the match,Team
Captain Chris Vince congratulated the Newton Green team and went onto thank the Haverhill
caddies and all the Haverhill Members who had travelled to Bury and had given tremendous support
to the team throughout the day. He also thanked Haverhill President, David Chapman, Club Captain
Rob Viney and his Vice Captain James Lay for giving their support on behalf of the Committee.
The results of the matches were (Haverhill names first) Morning: Dave Spittle & Jack Bligh lost to
Russell Oakey & Harvey Watts by 1 hole; Gerry Scott & Matt Farlie beat Connor Talbot & Bob Talbot
by 3 holes; Andy Fish & Paul Bartlett lost to Simon Bearman & Mike Polley by 5 holes; Chris Vince &
Jack Warwick lost to Jed Seeley & Greg Hills by 2 holes. Afternoon: Spittle & Bligh beat Oakey &
Watts by 4 holes; Fish & Bartlett beat C Talbot & Lewis Woodhead by 2 holes; Scott & Farlie lost to
Bearman & Polley by 8 holes; Vince & Warwick beat Seeley & Hills by 1 hole.
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