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The first club trophy of the season, is the Founders Day Trophy, which acquired by past President Mr Dodd for the Centenary in 1996.

The inaugural competition was played as part of the Centenary celebrations. It's a game the whole club can participate in and a day for the club to bond together. It’s a 4BBB two scores to count by teams comprising as many sections as the club can put out, the fours being made up of seniors, juniors, men and ladies.

The weather was magnificent and the greens-staff had worked hard to get the holes into decent repair too considering it was so early in the season.

Elizabeth Ward, Paul Vaughn, Andy Wagner and Dave Maggs scored the winning 84pts to win by five clear points ahead of P Wall, J Parker, A Sharland and J Smith. M Pipe, M Watts, P Blackburn and J Dickenson were third.

?The following day the men played one of those novelty games that somehow teach you more about your game than you expect. It was a three clubs and a putter better ball game in teams of two that had S Bromby and M Weeks finishing first with 46pts, ahead of J Wallis and R Cleal and D Bonetta and D Richards divided by countback with 44pts.

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?Rye Foursomes was the format for this week’s Mixed competition. The winning pair were Elizabeth Ward and Jason Gosling with 42pts. 2, Penny Blackburn and Terry Dimond, 37pts; 3, lady captain Sue Ritchie and Dave Milford, 36pts ocb; 4, Lesley Oxenham and Stan Squire.

?The ladies’ first qualifying medal of the season saw great scores. First in the silver division was Hazel Clifford with a nett 75, closely followed by Anne Davies with a nett 76. In bronze 1 division Ann Desmoulins snatched victory on count back from Rosemary Greenhorn both with nett 73 and Lesley Oxenham took the honours in Bronze 2 division with a nett 74, ahead of Catherine Hunt and Joy Kerr both with nett 78 (Catherine winning on count back).

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But Jim Wallis, Bill Phillips and Ron Jones and Peter Shepherd, John Vessey and George Smith both recorded an impressive 80pts.

The former team took the honours on count back, courtesy of a couple of six-point holes on the back nine. John Fleetwood, Alan Lane and Keith Thomas also had a good round with 77 for third spot with Don Stroud, Chris Chalker and John Chew in fourth on 75 points.

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