Thomson has a way with words

It was my pleasure to be Sheila Thomson’s playing partner on Wednesday when the ladies were competing for the mysterious Radford Cup in a Stableford competition; the cup was presented in 1964 but the donor is unknown, writes Gill Paddon.

There is no mystery about Thomson’s game, in fact it is a great story of achievement. Having been a successful hockey player, she has transferred her skills to the little white golf ball.

With a handicap of 32 seven years ago she now plays off 16, is a member of the President’s Trophy team playing all over the county and last week she won the Medal and the putting competition.

This week she has won the Radford Cup, scoring 34 Stableford points and was the only player in the field to get a two.

Thomson talks to the ball quite a lot and it does seem to listen! In our game, on the 14th par 3, she told it to go in the hole and it did, just like that!

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So easy, but my ball seemed to have a hearing problem.

In second place was Coral Roberts with 30 points and Margaret Thompson was third scoring 29 points.

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