|PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 13.5.19
Last week the Piltdown men played for the Burton Salver, which was presented in 1977 by his family in memory of Ted Burton, one of the club's most important members in the 1950s to 70s. This year it was won by Simon Dolph with 41 points. Paul Kennett was runner-up with 40, and Matthias Wetkski and Ken Bulteel were equal third with 39. We await a full report on the men's SLOGGS victory by 9 matches to 6 over Pyecombe at home.
Meanwhile the ladies played their Coronation Foursomes, which Alison Hailwood and Hilary Humphry-Baker won with a handsome score of 39 points. Wendy Masters and Christine Brown were runners-up with 37.
PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 6.5.19
The Piltdown Ladies held their two-day Spring Meeting last week. In the Thursday Medal Lucy Jackson's nett 69 took the President's Cup, one better than Judy Roberts' 70, but Judy's 86 won the Finch-Noyes Scratch Cup for the best gross score of the day. Patricia O'Shea won the Bronze Challenge Cup for her gross 96. Caroline Bradley won Div 2 with nett 68. Penny Malloy and Alison Hailwood won the Friday foursomes. Special congratulations to Sheila Horscroft on being awarded the Peg McMillan Trophy for the most improved player of the year.
The men's Slogg team (Sussex League of Gentlemen Golfers) lost their opening match at Pyecombe by 8 points to 5, but team captain Iain Hedley was not disheartened: this was a considerable improvement on last year's opener (a whitewash), his whole team was on parade early, and all showed excellent sense after tackling this very hilly course by checking the whereabouts of the nearest defibrillator. Above all, everyone enjoyed the day immensely.
PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 29.4.19
This week the Piltdown ladies played a medal round for the Robertson Cup, which was presented in 1929 by Mrs R Robertson for the best score in the April medal from those who have qualified in medals during the year. Although stablefords dominate the timetable nowadays, a good number of ladies took on the special challenge of a medal, and one of them in particular, Sue Gould-Davies, achieved a splendid gross score of 83, miles ahead of anyone else. However, medals use handicap and three ladies in Div 3, namely Rosemary Burns, Gill Cambo and Pam Fielding, had nett 69; the cup went to Rosemary for the best back nine.
The most significant event of the men's week, after another quiz brilliantly run as usual by Mike Whitlam, was a heart-warming win against Goodwood in the Cyril Blake, at home, by two and a half to one and a half. Apparently it all came down to the last putt on the last green, a disturbing four-footer, which our intrepid captain Chris Manwaring put away without a qualm - not a visible one anyway.
PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 15.4.19
Piltdown is gearing up for the big Easter weekend series in which men and ladies have their own competitions and trophies based on their best three scores over the four or five days. In the Monday stableford no fewer than eighteen men scored 36 or more points. The top five all tied on 41: Dennis White, Colin Bullock, Chris Manwaring, Paul Sellars and Steve Loney, all sharing the first prize money but Dennis getting the countback nod.
No such sharing or countback interfered with the Piltdown Masters Sweep. Sue Gould-Davies was the lucky winner and, because the number of entries at £10 a go was so huge she took home a cool £350. John Burns, who was second, having been the big winner last year, is now in some demand as a lottery adviser.|