Ely quartet take President’s Day trophy

A QUARTET from Ely City Golf Club claimed top spot at the annual President’s Day competition held at the weekend.

After a wet start the weather improved to provide ideal conditions for the 26 teams of four competing for the honours.

The Ely City team of Maureen Hagen, Pat Nixon, Cherry Eales and Binnie Bridgeman made sure that local knowledge helped then to claim top spot with 90 points, two points ahead of second placed Bourn quartet of Julie Gray, Linda Clemmow, Christine Begley and Elaine Randall.

The St Neots team of Rosemary Farrow, Maria Marsh, Di Jenkins and Anne Chandler took third place with 84 points, with Ely City’s Julie Aspinall, Liz Smith, Ros Grey and Beverley Filby in fourth place with 83 points.

The special prize for the best team score on the seventh and 14th holes went to Anne Anslow, Christine Ratcliffe, Linda Steele and Anne Mitchell (Ely City) with 19 points.

The prize for the longest drive was won by Marilize Snyman-Harvey (Bourn). The nearest the pin prizes went to Stella James (Menzies) (second hole), Ann Martin (Menzies) (sixth hole), Jan Stockham (Gogs) (12th hole) and Julie Aspinall (Ely City 15th hole) Brenda Cockman (Old Nene) took the prize for the longest putt sunk on the 18th hole.