Weather the winner at Southwold GC
PUBLISHED: 16:33 30 September 2010
WHILE Southwold Golf Club captain Peter Hurr, brother Keith and vice captain Conrad Swan were en route to Jersey to play the National Nines final at Les Ormes, Southwold Golf Club held its annual Gents Invitation event last weekend.
As all players managed at least nine holes before being called in, results were decided on that basis.
Scores were respectable despite the torrential rain, with four pairs carding 23 points for the first nine. On count-back, Bob Griffin and his guest Eddie King took the first prize of a long weekend for four in Aldeburgh, generously donated by the day’s sponsor “Best of Suffolk”, who promote stylish holiday properties in the county.
The Gents invitation event was preceded, the day before, by the Roland Bray Trophy, a keenly-contested competition between the Ladies and the Gents. Conditions were windy and unpleasantly wet, but not such as to lead to abandonment, to the great disappointment of the Gents as the Ladies, captained on the day by Carol Scilly, retained the trophy with a 4½ to 3½ result.
A good number of other members and friends joined in a lively celebration/commiseration in the club-house in the evening.
Other lady golfers were also in action at Southwold last week, when the final of the Cranworth competition was played there.
Since Lady Cranworth presented the trophy in 1936 this knock-out competition has been a firm fixture in the diaries of clubs throughout Suffolk, with Southwold being a regular entrant since 1961.
From the 27 clubs entered this year Felixstowe Ferry (the holders) and Cretingham won through to the final. The contest was looking pretty even after the morning 18-hole foursomes but the afternoon singles changed the picture with Felixstowe winning the day with 28½ points to 16½.