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Godwin and Hamilton show age doesn't matter
11:50am Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
DOES age matter? Well it may depend upon which direction you approach the subject, but it was obviously important to Bransford Seniors section when close on 50 members turned out for their Age Matters Day.
This is held as two events —one competition for the over 70s and one those under 70 — and is staged as a stableford round with the ‘overs’ group off the yellow tees and the ‘unders’ off white.
Both competitions were won with a top score of 41 points — Harry Godwin in the over 70s and Ian Hamilton in the unders, with the latter four points clear of his nearest challenger compared to the two points by which Godwin stayed ahead of the field.
Three of the top four finishers in the section’s Order of Merit competition finished with a gross score of 91 and a nett score of 71, but it was Clarice Knowles’ 91 return, allied to her handicap of 25, which gave her victory by five shots.
The section’s vice-captain, Hamilton, had the day’s lowest gross score of 82 to finish seventh, while Dave Houghton, with the next best gross score of 83, came third on count-back behind Lee Dyment after both finished with a nett 71. Dave Randle, the third of the trio to return a gross 91 for a nett 71 claimed fourth spot.
Houghton led the way in the final round of Bransford Seniors’ Stableford League when he just pipped Trevor Atkinson by a point.
The pair were the only players to top the 40-point mark with Houghton collecting 42 and Atkinson 41.
Best of the day in Division Two, where Rob Wetton was five points ahead of the next placed golfer, was 38 while Malcolm Bradley’s winning score in Division Three was a point less.
Bransford Seniors were in fine form when they entertained Henley-in-Arden in a mixed match and won 6-2.
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