A perfect start
Six ladies and 21 men battled it out on a warm still day at Ramsey Golf Club on 8th July for the Eastern Region Golf Qualifier.
Two years ago, it rained heavily. Last year was so hot that water was supplied to each competitor on health and safety grounds. This year it seemed as though they had finally got it right.
The ladies led the way starting at 10am playing in two-balls, with Gillian Peters posting the best net score of 77 to win the Ladies’ Competition. Moira Munro was 2nd with a net score of 82.
With there being six entrants for the Ladies Competition, one of them will be fully funded for the finals, held at Donnington Valley Golf & Spa in early September.
With Gillian having already qualified through a different qualifier, Moira Munro will be competing in the Ladies' Finals on behalf of the Eastern Region, congratulations!
For the six male entrants with a handicap of 10 and under, two men qualified for the Scratch Final. The rest of the men competed for the handicap prize, with a further three qualifying for the Handicap Finals.
The best gross score of the day was 80, scored by Stuart Connell playing off a handicap of 3.
He was closely followed by Phil Crossland, who posted 81, claiming 2nd place on a countback of the back six holes.
The best net score of 70 off a handicap of 17 belonged to Roy Pouncey, followed by a 71 from both John Engstrom and Archibald Gormley.
All three are available and will be going to the Mens Finals to be held in early September at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort.
Times are changing
Lucy Vizor, the Volunteer Team Leader for Eastern England, came to the presentation and brought along various goodies from pens to shopping bags to beanie hats.
It was also noted that this was the 8th year Roger Tacq had run the event, and it would also be his last – stepping down, with Moira Munro volunteering to take on the role next year.
Roger thanked members of the Eastern Committee for their support for the event over the last eight years, and for the many more years he had worked with them in the East. They were what he called, ‘very enjoyable.’