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Cambs Autumn/Winter 2019 Magazine

Cambs Golf Autumn/Winter 2019 Magazine

Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union

Encouraging Amateur Golf

Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2019

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Record-breaking year is only the start

WELCOME to the Autumn/Winter edition of the 2019 Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union Magazine,
when we look back on the last 12 months of golf in our county… and what a year it has been!
In sporting terms, and particularly in golf, Cambridgeshire may be a small county, but it has punched
well above its weight this year.
The dedication and professionalism from everyone involved, from the officers, to the managers and
of course the players in all age divisions, have ensured that it has been a record-breaking year to
The first two editions of this Magazine in the Spring and Summer were all about junior golf in
Cambridgeshire, and that remains the main focus for this publication as we review a season when
our young golfers became the envy of all our neighbouring counties, and beyond.
But such has been the success from all the various sections in this county that it is only right that we
celebrate their success as well, not just in this Magazine but in future publications.
It is clear to see the fantastic progress being made in all areas from club wins, to the unprecedented
titles at inter-county level for our various junior teams, men’s and senior squads in 2019.
But, as the year comes to a close, we are already turning our attention and preparing for 2020. We
are currently actively recruiting new players and looking for sponsorship partners to support our clubs
and teams.
If you thought 2019 was good, wait until 2020 comes along... you never know, it could be even better!
CAGU Junior Co-ordinator
David Gamble

Photos Credits, throughout Magazine
Kevin Diss -
Steve Jackson -

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Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union

Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union (CAGU) was formed in 1950. For more details about
Any golfer who is a member at a Golf Club affiliated all the Golf Clubs in
to CAGU is eligible to play in our events.
These are the CAGU Clubs: the county, please visit

* Men

1 Barkway * Ladies
Park Only

2 Bourn Cambridgeshire
3 Brampton Area


4 Cambridge

5 Cambridgeshire
6 Elton


7 Ely City

8 Girton 14 March 20 St Neots 22 Cambridge
9 Gog 15 Nene Park 21 Stilton Lakes
16 Old Nene
Magog 17 Ramsey Oaks 23 Royston
18 Saffron
10 Heydon
Grange Walden

11 Kingsway 19 St Ives
12 Lakeside (Hunts)


13 Links
(Newmarket) 3

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Boys Under-18’s win first East Midlands title

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Boys Under-18’s team clinched the East Midlands League title for the first time
in their history after completing a perfect season with a 8½-6½ victory against Northamptonshire
at St. Ives GC.

With wins against Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire already under their belts from
earlier in the campaign, Cambridgeshire made a surprisingly slow start in the morning foursomes.

Owen Meeds and Alfie Guy-Pinkney took the opening tie on the 18th hole, but a 3&1 win from
George Whitehall and Harry O’Shea was the only other home success as the hosts trailed 3-2
going into the afternoon.

Needing early singles points to regain momentum, Cambridgeshire’s decision to send out the four
successful players in the opening four ties paid dividends as they all recorded victories.

Competing against a Northamptonshire side, who qualified for the Anglian League Final earlier in
the week, was never going to be easy as the visitors quickly levelled the overall match score by
taking the next three games.

But Cambridgeshire weren’t to be denied as Hugh Myers secured a half, Cameron Nixon added a
3&2 win, before Jake Plumb clinched the team glory with victory on the 16th hole.

The team’s hopes of capping a sensational season by winning the Midlands Final weren’t realised
however as they lost 10-5 to Derbyshire at an extremely damp Longcliffe GC in early October.

Despite defeats in the opening three pairs ties, the boys cut the deficit to just one point thanks to
wins from James Edwards and Josh Hulyer (6&5) and Sam Hindmarsh and Leo Bonser (2&1).

Cambridgeshire, pictured below, couldn’t carry the impetus into the afternoon singles however as
Guy-Pinkney (3&1), O’Shea (3&2) and Plumb (4&3) were the only scorers.

Cambridgeshire Boys - 2019 Under-18’s Fixtures

Date Match/Tournament Venue Result
April 14th East Midlands League vs Notts Brampton Park Won 9-6
May 6th East Midlands League vs Lincs Gainsborough Won 8½-6½
May 6th East Midlands League vs Leics Gainsborough Won 10-5
May 29th Midlands Team Championships Robin Hood 8th place
July 21st East Midlands League vs Northants St. Ives Won 8½-6½
August 7th Anglian League vs Suffolk & Norfolk Gorleston Lost both
August 19th East Midlands League Final vs Derbys Longcliffe Lost 10-5 5

Cambs Under-16’s add their names to Shield

THE Cambridgeshire Boys Under-16’s got their names on the Tom Finn Shield for the first time
after defeating reigning champions Suffolk and Leicestershire at Aldburgh GC.

With thick rough and gusty winds making play tough, the Cambs team grabbed
11 points to edge out Suffolk (10½), with Leicestershire (8½) in third place.

The Under-16s emphasised their ruthless streak a few days later against
Norfolk as they won both the pairs and singles sessions at St. Neots GC.

Perfection was achieved in the morning, as Cambs bagged wins from Josh
Hulyer and Rylan Thomas, Jack Roe and Rylan Thomas, Harry McDonnell
and Max Bicknell and the Under-12’s duo of Sam Marshall and Rohan Neat.

Although it would have been easy for the youngsters to let complacency
creep into their play, there was no let-up in the afternoon singles as they
extended the margin of victory to 8½-3½.

A wait of over two months for their next County Under-16’s outing proved
too long a gap as the team ended the season by finishing off the pace in
the Midlands County Cup at Kedleston Park GC.

Despite solid rounds by Jake Plumb (73), Roe (76) and Harry O’Shea,
pictured right (76), the team had to be content with a share of sixth place.

Cambridgeshire Boys - 2019 Under-16’s Fixtures

Date Match/Tournament Venue Result
July 28th Tom Finn Trophy vs Leics & Suffolk Aldburgh Winners
August 1st Friendly vs Norfolk St. Neots Won 8½-3½
October 21st Midlands County Cup Kedleston Park Joint-6th

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Two titles and a second prize for Under-14’s

TWENTY two points was a stunning margin of victory for the Cambridgeshire Boys Under-14’s in the
Keith Tripp Trophy as the team (pictured below) grabbed the honours at Lingdale GC.

Competing against Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and hosts Leicestershire in difficult weather, the
County’s overall total was held together by a collection of excellent individual performances.

With the best seven scores to count, Theo Morris posted the leading net round of 67, while Jake
Plumb had the second-best gross total of 73 as Cambridgeshire’s final mark of 562 secured the win.

Cambridgeshire went into the match in confident touch after coming out on top in the triangular
fixture with Suffolk and Norfolk a few weeks earlier at Halesworth GC.

After surging into a three-point lead following the morning pairs, the team held their nerve in the
afternoon singles to finish with a tally of 15 points - two clear of Suffolk, with Norfolk third on eight.

The Under-14’s came agonisingly close to securing an unprecedented treble in 2019 as a six-
player side finished runners-up in the 10-team Midlands Boys County Championships at Broughton
Heath GC in late August.

With the best five rounds to count in both the morning and afternoon rounds on the tricky par 3 layout
in Derbyshire, the boys found themselves in a commanding position at the half way stage.

Plumb set the competition’s best individual mark of 58, while solid rounds from Olly Toyer, Paul
Collington, Will Grimbaldeston and Morris earned Cambridgeshire a four-shot lead from Staffordshire
and Leicestershire.

Although Harry McDonnell and Morris improved in more tricky afternoon conditions, the team
couldn’t quite hold out for victory however as they were edged out by a single point by Staffordshire.

With Plumb also finishing second on countback in the individual standings, the Cambridgeshire
Under-14’s will take comfort from a record-breaking season of two wins and a runners-up spot.

Cambridgeshire Boys - 2019 Under-14’s Fixtures

Date Match/Tournament Venue Result
May 19th
July 7th Friendly vs Northamptonshire Overstone Park Drew 4½-4½
August 11th
August 31st Triangular Friendly vs Suffolk & Norfolk Halesworth Winners

Keith Tripp Trophy vs Leics, Northants & Derbys Lingdale Winners

Midlands Par 3 Championships Broughton Heath Runners-up 7

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Another win for Under-12’s as
CAMBRIDGESHIRE Boys Under-12’s surged to victory
in the triangular match against Norfolk and Suffolk
as the team found their best form in the singles at
Girton GC.

Captained by Theo Morris, the line-up of Matty
Laubscher (pictured right), Harry Howell, Sam
Marshall, Rohan Neat, Ellis Kerr, Harry Sheriff
and Alexander Mills battled hard in the nine-
hole greensomes early on.

Despite giving away shots in every game, the
side did brilliantly to keep Cambrideshire in the
contest as they jointly held the lead with Suffolk.

But it was the individual matches over nine holes
when the home side really came into their own as
every player collected at least one point.

The team (pictured below) went on to record a total of
14 points to finish well ahead of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Cambridgeshire Boys - 2019 Under-12’s Fixtures

Date Match/Tournament Venue Result
April 7th Friendly vs Bedfordshire Ely City Won 23-7
May 19th Friendly vs Northamptonshire Overstone Park Lost 9½-2½
September 1st Friendly vs Norfolk & Suffolk Girton Won by 3½ 9

Men’s team lift Anglian League for third time

VICTORIES over Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Leicestershire in the opening four
matches of the season for Cambridgeshire Men’s team secured a first Anglian League in six years.
The tone was set in the opening contest at defending champions Northamptonshire as they
overcame a strong line-up by one point, thanks to singles wins from Luke Ryan, Craig Thorburn,
Toby Crisp and Ed Dimambro, and a half from Tom Rogers.
In the second match at home to Norfolk in June, Ryan and Owen Davies, who went on to finish first
and second respectively in the Cambridgeshire Men’s Championship a week later at Ely City GC,
got the County off to a decent start with points alongside their foursomes partners. Although Norfolk
responded, the hosts bagged five points in the last six singles ties to seal victory.
Those battling qualities were evident once again in their third fixture at home to Suffolk as Cambs
maintained their 100% record by edging a tight contest by a single point.
In the knowledge that another home victory in their fourth outing would be enough to clinch the title
for the third occasion in history, the team (pictured below) produced their best display of the year
as they hammered Leicestershire 9-3 in August.
Although Paul Hodgkin and Thorburn (8&6) were the star performers in the morning pairs as the
County surged into a 3-1 lead, George Howard was just as impressive in the afternoon singles as
a 6&5 win helped the team stroll to victory.
Hopes of a Grand Slam were dashed in the final match as Cambs lost at Lincolnshire, while the
second team suffered defeats in their final two matches to finish fifth in their league.

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It’s win, win, win for County Seniors in 2019

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Senior Men’s team completed the treble of topping both the Anglia League
and Midland East League, in addition to reaching the Southern Counties Seniors Foursomes Final.

Although the side grabbed a one-point success and a draw with Northants and Norfolk respectively,
the Anglian League was sealed on the back of a couple of big wins against Lincolnshire and Suffolk.

The team led the standings from late May after a superb effort against Lincolnshire as singles points
from David Hayns, Kevin Diss, Keith Moore, Graham Goodman and Neil Hughes helped secure a
9½-5½ victory.

Fresh from his play-off success in the 2019 County Seniors Championship, Mick Heron recorded an
impressive 5&4 singles win as the County battered Suffolk 10-5 to clinch the Anglian crown.

In the Midland East League, Cambridgeshire were always in control of their own destiny after a
battling one-point victory against Nottinghamshire early on at Hollinwell GC as Terry Ryan and Bob
Setchell, Goodman and John Yuill, and Diss and Hughes bagged fourball wins.

Two more team victories against Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire meant the County Seniors had
guaranteed top spot, before they lost their remaining match at Leicestershire.

Cambridgeshire Seniors also made it through to the Southern Counties Seniors Foursomes Final at
Exeter GC after winning the qualifier at Bedfordshire GC against Norfolk, Suffolk and the host county.

In the showpiece event in mid-September, an injury-hit side were unable to find their best however
as they had to settle for a share of third with Hertfordshire, as Sussex took the honours from Devon.

Cambridgeshire’s Ladies team couldn’t build on a 5½-3½ win against Hertfordshire on the opening
day of East Region County Match Week as they finished fifth at Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC.

Despite some fine results from debutante Alex Sparrow, Miranda Brain, Tabitha Brain, Zhana Taraska,
Sarah Greenall, Ella Mason, Jackie Ewing and Emily Slater, who won the prestigious Ladies Scratch
Trophy at Royal Birkdale later in the year, the side could
only grab a draw against Suffolk in their last four matches. 11

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Hat-trick hopes come to an end in heavy rain

CAMBRIDGESHIRE and Hunts Girls were unable to find a consistent pattern of results against
Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk in 2019 Girls County Match Week as the
team (pictured below) won twice and lost three times in mid-August at Wensum Valley GC.

The side got off to the best possible start against Essex as wins from Lucy Pepper (7&6), Olivia
Dyson (5&3), Alex Sparrow (one hole) and debutant Olivia Wynne (2&1), plus halves from Morgan
Tritton and Jess Hollingworth, meant they strolled to a 5-1 victory.

Although Natasha Bamford immediately picked up a point in her first match the following morning
against Hertfordshire, it proved to be the lone success for the County against the eventual champions.

The afternoon session against Bedfordshire was only marginally better for the team as Dyson (4&2)
and Hollingworth (one hole) were the only points scorers in a 4-2 reverse.

Any fears that confidence could be affected were quickly dispelled the next morning as Cambs &
Hunts strolled to a 4½-1½ victory over Suffolk, thanks to points from Pepper (2&1), Tritton (6&5),
Dyson (3&2) and Hollingsworth (3&2), plus a half from Sparrow.

Unfortunately the girls were denied an opportunity to show their battling qualities in the final match
against Norfolk as heavy rain intervened after nine holes with the hosts leading five of the six ties.

It was a similar story for the County Girls team in the East Region Trophy in late September at St.
Ives GC as the wet weather brought a premature end to the team’s hopes of claiming the title for the
third successive season.

Playing against their five County rivals, the line-up of Sienna Mason, Lila-Belle Nacca, Chloe
Willison, Dyson, Bamford and Sparrow sat joint-third, just six points behind the leaders, after nine
holes when the greens became unplayable and the final result was declared.

Cambridgeshire Girls - 2019 Fixtures

Date Event Result

July 26th Girls County Championship Winner - Ella Mason

August 12th-14th East Region Girls County Week 2 Wins, 3 Losses

September 22nd East Region Girls Team Trophy 3rd place

September 29th Girl/Adult County Greensomes Winners - Chloe Willison & Rosemary Hay

October 22nd Adrienne’s Trophy Winner - Radha Sangray 13

Area Golf Union

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George and Ella triumph in County Champs

THE first multi-format 2019 Junior County Championships, which involved the leading Boys and
Girls playing over 36 holes, an 18-hole competition for Under-12’s Boys, and nine-hole and seven-hole
events for the younger Girls, has been hailed as a success.

Played at St. Ives GC in late July, Newmarket’s George George
Whitehall (pictured) and Ely City’s Ella Mason grabbed the
the big prizes, Sam Marshall (Nene Park) won the Boys
18-hole competition, while Chloe Willison (Bourn) and Mia Mia
Sloan (Kingsway) were also successful in their categories.

Whitehall’s victory was based around a brilliant one-under-par
second round 71 as he edged one ahead of James Edwards (Bourn)
and first round leader Alfie Guy-Pinkney (Ely City) with a total of 150.

The net winner was Tom Smith (Girton) as an impressive six-under-par
138 lifted him three clear of Luis Brown (Newmarket). Rylan Thomas (Nene
Park) and Jake Plumb (Gog Magog) were successful in the Under-16’s and
Under-14’s age categories respectively.

The Under-12’s tournament was hotly contested with Marshall prevailing
by one from Harry Howell (Gog Magog) thanks to an impressive gross 76.

In the Girls Championship, Mason found her best form in the afternoon
round as she went on to lift the top prize for the third successive year.

The double defending champion led by one from Lucy Pepper (Gog
Magog) after an opening 79, before moving five shots clear with a
brilliant one-under-par 71.

Olivia Wynne (Bourn) had two fantastic net rounds of 68 and 71
to clinch the Handicap Cup, while Pepper and Alex Sparrow
(Saffron Walden) won the morning and afternoon net prizes.

Willison (net 33) secured first in the nine-hole competition,
while Sloan shot a brilliant net 26 in the seven-hole event.

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Classic Golf in Cambs

LOCAL knowledge came in useful in the
Summer Classic at Nene Park GC as home
club member Lucas Bickers (pictured
left) posted the leading gross score
of 72 in mid-July.

With 36 youngsters taking part in the......
event, Gog Magog’s Jake Plumb (net .......
67) won the net competition by
.a single stroke from Matt Peer

..It was a similar story in the final
...Order of Merit event in 2019 at
....Saffron Walden on September
....15th, as Alex Sparrow (pictured
....right) shot the low gross mark the Autumn Classic on her
....home course.

...A round of 75 was enough to..
..edge her one ahead of Elton
Furze’s Jack Roe, with Leo Bonser .
(Saffron Walden) and Jack Sherriff
(Gog Magog) both coming in with
the leading net score of 71.

In the 2019 Order of Merit, George
Whitehall (Newmarket) retained the
gross crown, while Tyler Perkins
(Bourn) won the net prize on count-
back from Plumb.

Cambridgeshire - 2019 Classics

Date Event Winner
March 31st Spring Classic at Newmarket Links Alfie Guy-Pinkney
July 14th Summer Classic at Nene Park Lucas Bickers
September 15th Autumn Classic at St Ives Alex Sparrow

Cambridgeshire - 2019 Order of Merit events Winner
George Whitehall
Date Event George Whitehall
April 8th Girton Junior Open Axel Friberg
April 15th Newmarket Junior Open George Whitehall
May 31st St Neots Open Teddy Hall
July 26th Boys County Championships at St Ives Cancelled
August 13th Gog Magog Open
August 23rd Saffron Walden Open 17

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Lots of big smiles inside and outside the county

LOCAL junior golfers continued to represent the County and their individual Clubs with distinction in
a variety of Cambridgeshire, regional and national competitions during the season.

George Whitehall, Jake Plumb and Rylan Thomas were in good form in the 10 Counties Champion
of Champions tournament at Kedleston Park GC.

Whitehall came fourth overall and second in the Under-16’s category with rounds of 79 and 72,
Plumb finished sixth overall and second in the Under-14’s with two scores of 76, while Thomas was
seventh overall and fourth in the Under-16’s on 153.

Plumb, who competed in the England Under-14’s Championships this summer, has also been called
up for the England Golf regional training squad.

Jessica Hollingworth, Natasha Bamford, Sienna Mason and Olivia Dyson (pictured bottom of page)
had plenty of fun in County President’s Day at Girton GC as the County Girls team-mates combined

perfectly to grab all the plaudits with a magnificent winning score of 96 points.

The The last Girls competition of the season in Cambridgeshire was a nine-hole
tournament for beginners and improvers on the Par 3 course at Bourn GC.

Home club members collected the main two prizes as Radha Sangray (pictured
left) lifted the Adrienne Trophy with an amazing score of net 23, while club-
mate Chloe Willison won the under-45’s handicap competition with a net 27.

..Willison went into the event in excellent touch at at
...after securing first position in the Junior
a.tand Adult Greensomes Stableford at at
at.Kingsway GC alongside Rosemary Hay

atas the duo (pictured right) beat Poppy
at Sloan and Tim Sloan on countback

at with 22 points over nine holes. 19

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We are here to help you - please get in touch

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Area Golf Union’s strategy with juniors is quite simple - we want to encourage
the next generation of golfers and have an open door policy for anyone who needs assistance.

This is the same for Boys and Girls of different ages and ethnicities, and it doesn’t doesn’t enough
matter if the junior is a complete beginner or someone who is good enough
to represent the County in team or individual events. We are here to help.

CAGU Junior Development Officer David Gamble (pictured) is the
person to contact in the first instance by calling 07909 117665
or emailing [email protected]

The County also has the following Officers in specialist roles to
make the process more straightforward for the Boys and Girls.

So please get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you.

Cambridgeshire Junior Team Contacts

Role Officer Contact
Boys Development Officer David Gamble 07909 117665
Boys U18’s Manager David Gamble [email protected]
Boys U18’s Lead Coach Ben Kerr [email protected]
Boys U16’s Manager Nigel Plumb [email protected]
Boys U16’s Coach Aaron Jones [email protected]
Boys U14’s Manager Paul Toyer [email protected]
Boys U14’s Coach Jonny Sharkey [email protected]
Boys U12’s Manager Garry Kerr [email protected]
Boys U12’s Coach Adam Pike [email protected]
Boys U12’s Assistant Coach Matt Leach [email protected]
Girls Manager Greta Barclay [email protected]
Girls Coach Chris Hattersley [email protected] 21

Best in Cambridgeshire

LUKE Ryan (Ely City), Emily Slater and Mick
Heron (both Gog Magog), pictured right, were
crowned Men’s, Ladies and Seniors County
Champions respectively in 2019.

Ryan lifted the men’s title for the first time after
securing a one shot victory from Owen Davies
(Brampton Park) and Paul Hodgkin (Ramsey)
over 72 holes on his home course.

Slater, who has now turned pro, defended her
Championship by beating Newmarket’s Marcella
Tuttle with a birdie on the 16th hole in the final.

Heron got the better of Jeremy Baldwin (Nene)
on the second play-off hole after both shot 73.

Cambridgeshire - 2019 Competitions

Event (Venue) Winner (Club)
Seniors Spring Meeting (Gog Magog) Kevin Smith (Gog Magog)
Hamish S Fleming Fourball (Gog Magog) Chris Brown & Christian Puttock (Newmarket)
Ladies Margery Newport Trophy (Brampton Park) Marcella Tuttle (Newmarket)
Foursomes Championship (Newmarket) Luke Ryan (Ely City)
County Ladies Championship (Newmarket) Emily Slater (Gog Magog)
Ladies Audrey Nicole Cup (Girton) Anne Webster (Ely City)
Men’s County Championship (Ely City) Luke Ryan (Ely City)
Ladies Long Handicap Cup (Bourn) Sue Williams (The Cambridgeshire)
Ladies High Handicap Shield (Bourn) Jacqui Maranian (Bourn)
Seniors County Championship (Gog Magog) Mick Heron (Gog Magog)
Ladies Foursomes Championship (Ramsey) Emily Slater & Zhanna Tarasko (Gog Magog)
Ladies Seniors Cup (Lakeside Lodge) Grace Easment (The Cambridgeshire)
Ladies President’s Salver (Girton) Tina Bone (Bourn)
CPS Building Services County Open (St Neots) Paul Maddy (Gog Magog)
Ladies Autumn Greensomes (St Ives) Stephanie Denton & Val Squires (Royston)
Paul Daw Memorial Trophy (Gog Magog) Craig Thorburn's team (Ramsey)
David Milburn Order of Merit Final (St Ives) Luke Ryan (Ely City)

Cambridgeshire - 2019 Knockout Competitions

Event Winner (Club)
Ron Freeman Paul Hodgkin & Nick Gear (Ramsey).
Wheeler Salver Jeremy Baldwin (Nene Park)
Ladies Scratch Foursomes Morgan Tritton & Lucy Pepper (Gog Magog)

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Competition winners all across the County

OWEN Davies (Brampton Park) pushed Luke Ryan (Ely City) hard in the David Milburn Order of
Merit Final at St. Ives GC but had to settle for the runners-up prize in the 2019 standings.

Ryan has enjoyed a stellar year in which he edged Davies into second in both the County Individual
and Foursomes Championships, when he triumphed with Tom Rogers (Gog Magog) at Newmarket
GC, as he finished just 38 points ahead of his rival in the season-long Order of Merit.

Ramsey’s Craig Thorburn has also been in great touch in 2019 and, after picking up the most points
in County matches, was awarded the Sharplin Bowl.

Thorburn took his County form into the Paul Daw
Memorial Trophy as he led his Club to victory with
a magnficent tally of 91 points in the end-of-season
event, which attracted 30 teams of four players
from 14 Clubs, plus a team from the CAGU Boys
and the Gog Magog Ladies, on Gog’s Old Course.

George Whitehall and Dan Knight came up
just short in their bid to win the Ron Freeman
Foursomes Knockout Final on their home course
at Newmarket GC as they lost to Paul Hodgkin and
Nick Gear (both Ramsey) on the 18th hole.

Rogers tasted defeat in the County Matchplay Championship Knockout Final again as the 2018
runner-up was beaten 2&1 by Nene Park’s Jeremy Baldwin, who collected the Wheeler Salver.

Newmarket’s Chris Brown and Christian Puttock (pictured above) .

bagged The Hamish S Fleming Fourball crown after posting 87 points

over 36 holes at Gog Magog, whose professional Paul Maddy won .

the CPS Building Services County Open at St. Neots GC in late August.

In Seniors competitions in 2019, Kevin Smith (Gog Magog) got the
season going with an impressive winning round of net 63 at his
home club in the Spring Scratch Trophy.

The quality of golf continued through the year, with Chris Brown
(Newmarket) capping it all off with a countback success from
Alan Todd (Ely City) in the popular John Durman Seniors Handicap
Trophy away day at Royal Worlington GC.

Ladies County champion Emily Slater added the Hollands Cup to
her collection as she combined successfully with Gog Magog club-
mate Zhanna Tarasko in the Foursomes Championship.

Other double winners in 2019 were Tabitha Brain (Gog Magog),
who claimed the Allen Newport Trophy and Scratch Bowl, and
Grace Eastment (The Cambridgeshire), who picked up the Nancie
Carter Trophy Seniors Cup and Officials & Delegates Cup.

Gog Magog’s Morgan Tritton and Lucy Pepper (pictured right) won....
the Scratch Foursomes Knockout, while Stephanie Denton and Val ..
Squires (Royston) were the duo to beat in the Autumn Greensomes...

Anne Webster and Tina Broadley (both Ely City), Jacqui Maranian and
Tina Bone (both Bourn), Marcella Tuttle (Newmarket), Sue Williams
(The Cambridgeshire) and Rosemary Farrow (St Neots) also entered
the winners circle during another busy season in Cambridgeshire. 23

Morris qualifies for World Champs

THEO Morris has reached the 2020 IMG Academy Junior World
Championships in San Diego after finishing runner-up in British Junior
Golf Tour’s Boys 13-14 age group qualifier at Woodhall Spa GC.

The Newmarket member (pictured left - photo credit: BJGT) posted
la dozen gross pars in a consistent opening 79 on the tricky bunker-
lladened Hotchkin course to tie for the.lead at the halfway stage.

..He then kept the big numbers off his scorecard on day two as another
...79 secured qualification for a tournament whose previous winners

include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Lorena Ochoa.

.. .Although Paul Collington (Gog Magog) and Harry O’Shea
...(Newmarket) narrowly missed out on joining Morris, a second chance make the trip is on offer next Spring, as St. Ives GC hosts the final
two qualifiers on March 29th and April 6th.

Junior Leagues are dominated by brilliant Newmarket

LINKS Golf Club in Newmarket completed a Division 1 P W D L Pts
perfect Junior League title defence as they won Newmarket Links 7 7 0 0 14
all seven matches in the 2019 season. Saffron Walden 6 4 11 9
6 3 21 8
Saffron Walden A held on to second position in St. Neots 7 3 13 7
the top division despite a home draw with St. Bourn 6 3 03 6
Neots, whose hopes of claiming the runners- Girton 6 1 23 4
up spot were further damaged with another tied 6 0 06 0
match against Gog Magog. Gog Magog 3 0 03 0
Ely City
Newmarket needed to wait until late November P W D L Pts
before clinching a 2019 League double as their Nene Park 3 2 01 4
B team beat Cambridge Meridian in the Division 2 3 1 11 3
Final at Ely City GC. Division 2 South 2 1 01 2
Newmarket Links B 2 0 11 1
After the final was initially postponed due to rain,
the Division 2 North table toppers coped best in Gog Magog B
the colder conditions as the Links team (pictured Saffron Walden B
below) outplayed Meridian, who won Division 2
South with three victories from three outings. Bourn B

Division 2 North P W D L Pts

Cambridge Meridian 3 3 0 0 6

Nene Park B 3 2 01 4

St. Ives 3 1 02 2

Brampton Park 3 0 0 3 0

Division 2 Final at Ely City GC
Newmarket Links B 4 Cambridge Meridian 0

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Cup glory goes to Saffron Walden after close final

SAFFRON Walden’s juniors were successful in the St.
Ives Cup as the team (pictured) of James Hamilton,
Alex Sparrow, Josh Izod, Leo Bonser, Mathew Nichols
and Will McKernan beat Gog Magog 2-1 in the Final.

The Junior Greensomes Final at Elton Furze GC was
a more one-sided contest as Peterborough Milton
produced a dominant performance against Bourn
A to claim the Cambridgeshire Friendly Cup for the
third time in the last four years.

With Bourn handing a walkover point to Milton in the first tie, any hopes they had of completing
a remarkable turnaround were ended when Emily Horsted and Morgan Cresswell took the next
match on the 18th hole, before Ollie Clark and Euan Herson wrapped up a 3-0 success. 25

Treble success for all-conquering Gog Magog

GOG Magog’s team clinched the Men’s Scratch League for the third consecutive year as Don
Clemons and Ollie Rust grabbed the decisive point in a 2-1 victory against Ely City at St. Ives GC.
The same two sides also met in the Goddard Cup Knockout Final and once again Gog Magog
proved too strong for the Scratch League runners-up as they recorded a comprehensive 9-3 win.
The victory meant Gogs completed the treble of winning the Scratch Foursomes League, the Team
Championship Shield and the Goddard Cup for the second time in three years.
A magnificent total of 19 clubs entered the Derek Burridge Trophy knockout in 2019, but it was the
reigning champions Ely City who came out on top again as they progressed through the four rounds
before beating Girton in the Final at Gog Magog GC.
The Jock Stewart Trophy Final witnessed a battling comeback from St. Neots against Saffron
Walden as they overturned a deficit at the half way stage to claim a 2-1 victory in the 36-hole match
at Newmarket Links.
St. Neots made it a double in late season as the team (pictured below) held their nerve in a sudden
death play-off against Newmarket Links in the Greensomes League Final at Brampton Park GC.
The tournament continues to develop after it attracted 15 clubs this year.
The Seniors Fourball Betterball knockout competition, which saw 18 clubs enter this year, went to
the Old Nene as they defeated Brampton Park in the Final at Ely City GC.
Cambridge Meridian was the venue for the Seniors Club Champions Trophy as Nene Park collected
first prize, just ahead of runners-up Girton, with Lakeside Lodge in third.
In the Ladies Scratch League, the excellent away form of Gog Magog’s A team proved decisive in
the top division this season as they edged out Newmarket Links by just a single point.
Ely City took the plaudits in the second section, while Newmarket got their own back on Gog Magog
in the third division as they won the battle of the B teams.
Newmarket also beat Brampton Park 4-0 in the Jean Wilkinson Team Cup as early points from Alex
Gilbert, Lynn Lambert, Carol Wigham and Marian Earle meant the last three ties were called in.
St. Ives beat Royston in the Grace Norman Trophy Foursomes Knockout Final, after earlier victories
at Newmarket, at home to St. Neots and then against Lakeside Lodge in the Semi-Final.
Royston, who defeated Old Nene, Ely City and Cambridgeshire on their way to the Final, were also
in top form in the Mary Cole Rose Bowl as they went one better than last year’s runners-up spot
by sealing victory from Ely.

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Cambridgeshire Contacts

Role Officer Contact
President David Orwell [email protected]
Deputy President Barry Stearns [email protected]
Immediate Past President Doug Poole [email protected]
Competitions & Matches Secretary Neil Hughes [email protected]
Secretary / Handicap Advisor Alan Duggins [email protected]
Treasurer Roy Guy [email protected]
Seniors Captain Graham Goodman [email protected]
Assistant Competitions Secretary Bob Chamberlain [email protected]
Assistant Treasurer Alan Todd [email protected]
County Team Manager Graham Goodman [email protected]
County Welfare Officer Keith Howlett [email protected]
Midlands Golf Representative Geoff Welton [email protected]
Girls Coach Chris Hattersley [email protected] 27

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