Great rounds from Jones and Pratt

Les Pratt took full advantage of a small field to win the Vallance Cup.

Les Pratt took full advantage of a small field to win the Vallance Cup. Les played some superb golf and this certainly showed on his back nine where he scored a massive 25 points!

A two over par back nine was not bad for a 19 handicap player. In second place recently returned from a six month stint in Australia, was Andrew Thomson and, bringing up the rear in third, Steve Crabb.

l John Jones rightly has plenty to smile about this week, not content with winning his division in the monthly medal with a superb gross 67 he then followed this up with an even better gross 63 (44 points) in the Stableford.

Incredibly, despite these two great rounds of golf, his handicap stayed at 5 albeit .1 away from 4. A new name to the top three in the Monday Stableford was Barry Venn, who has proved that hard work and practice pays off, scoring 42 points.

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In third place was George Hudec who scored 39 points and also lost out to Ray Scott on the back nine. As Ray did not enter the club Stableford, he was ineligible for the placing.

Mark Thomas was one of several players of late to be disqualified. His crime was one of those simple but easy to forget Rule 6-6a (did not sign his card) - although he only had a moderate score, he missed out on his 2.

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l The September medal, kindly sponsored by Harrison-Lavers & Potburys, took place on Saturday. Although conditions were not ideal, the scoring was unusually high.

This was clear in Division three, where first prize was won by David Brown with a nett 68 (two over par). Scoring in Divisions one and two was slightly better and the division two winner Greg Fowler pipped Sam Barnard by a single shot.

In division one, Terry Jones was third with 65. Mark Lavers was second with nett 64 and John Jones took the top prize with a very good round of golf, posting a gross 67 nett 62.

l Sunday saw the annual gathering for the ladies' v gent's battle of the Rolling Pin. With the ladies receiving a large amount of shots they were hopeful of a win. After four matches had finished the scores were even at 2-2 but the gents rattled six matches on the trot to secure victory for another year, winning 8-2.

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