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Golf News

Peter Laugher

The months of August and September have been busy here at Woodbury Park! We started with our Club Championships, which produced two clear Champions in Lauren Pearce and  Pete Lawrence, congratulations to them. The winners of the nett Championships were Sonia Hodges and Connor Clifford.

The course had been presented in first-class condition, worthy of our Club Championships, by Paul Reeve and his team,  the week after the Championships we commenced our “Autumn Greens Renovation” programme. Of course, we get lots of questions about why we do this when the course is in such good condition. Well, the answer is to keep both courses in this condition moving forward and as we are already aware by doing this work, in the growing season, the greens recover quickly and are back in fantastic condition heading into the winter.

We have had two more of our major competitions in the last few weeks, The Hawkins Trophy and The Netherton Trophy both of which were won by Lee Dumbreck for the men’s competitions and Jackie Evans won both competitions for the ladies. Which leads me nicely into promoting our “Presentation Night” which takes place on Friday 22nd November. For those newer members and those people who may not have women a competition this season, this is our awards night where we celebrate and present the winners of each of our major competitions for both Oaks and Acorns members. The event is the culmination of a lot of hard work on and of the golf course by and for you the membership, so please try and support this event by booking a table/tickets and congratulate the winners and your committee for a job well done. You can book tickets in the Pro Shop, where we require you to choose your menu and pay when doing so.

Ladies Sheelah Creasy Squad victorious in County Competition

Our ladies Sheelah Creasy squad have been performing to a very high level all year and recently played Wrangaton in the semi-finals at Torquay Golf Club. The match was very close with matches 1 and 2 producing a win for each team, but Woodbury fought hard and produced wins in games 3,4,5 and 6 with game 7 going to Wrangaton. This ensured that our ladies went through to the final at Yelverton Golf Club on 27th September against Staddon Heights Golf Club.

The ladies were understandably nervous having reached the final and managed to pull off a great victory eventually running out winners 5 matches to 2. It is fifteen years since Woodbury ladies last won such a prestigious competition and our congratulations go to the whole squad and the caddies that have assisted en-route to this superb win, well done to you all!