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Reynolds claims victory

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:27 05 July 2010

THE Quads Guildford Greensome saw junior star Chris Reynolds add another victory to his growing string of successes.

With David Laws he helped to produce the excellent winning score of 44 points.

THE Quads Guildford Greensome saw junior star Chris Reynolds add another victory to his growing string of successes.

With David Laws he helped to produce the excellent winning score of 44 points.

His best shot came on the 16th hole where he had to hit a five iron into the teeth of the wind with falling snow obscuring the green.

The ball finished just 12 feet from the pin.

Laws' best effort came when he set up a birdie on the first hole with a superb approach shot to within five feet of the pin.

Reynolds' ambition is to become a teaching professional. The winning pair played with Hambro and Tolly captain Dean Clements, who holed a shot of 120 yards for a spectacular eagle on the 18th hole.

Gordon Maclean with Nick Barrett 40pts, Les Whall with Rob Cook 39pts, Colin Platten with Kelly Gooch and Roger and Richard Boon with 38pts took the remaining prizes.

The Guildford Greensome format was first introduced to the old Pakefield club by former captain, president and Suffolk golf superstar Richard Long.

When first used at Rookery Park a well-known Tolly golfer hit a magnificent shot off the 11th teebox to within an inch of the pin.

In his elation he raced ahead and tapped his ball into the hole.

In a Guildford Greensome, however, pairs have to play each other's tee shots.

His partner should have tapped the ball into the hole. Instead of four easy points the pair scored nothing.

They lost the competition by two points.

When Peter Philipo arrived for his syndicate game recently he surprised his friends by saying that he had to win in order to transport a heavy carpet. It needed a van but did not feel justified in paying to hire one.

If he won the money he could justify the hire with a clear conscience. With the laughter of his colleagues ringing in his ears he embarked on the round of a lifetime and, despite missing some short putts, won easily with the superb score of 45 points.

It was with an air of triumph that he marched off the course, collected his winnings and ordered the necessary transportation.

David Batley

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