LAST thursday's Seniors White Tee Medal at Forest Hills attracted 62 golfers and it was quickly noted that Senior Captains Charity Bunker on the second hole, was now out of range for the vast majority from the new second tee box.
Despite the Spring sunshine, and a course that is speeding up, only three players managed to beat a score of par 72.
Roger Hall won Division One, with a best of the day, 83-15-68. Paul Williams was second on 70, and Richard Keeble third with a par 72.
Andy Shenton won Division Two by an impressive seven shots, with his return of 84-16-68. Mike Steward, 75, was second, and Steve Butt third with 76.
Division Three was won by Michael Simmonds with his score of 99-26-73. Mick Hilliam was second a shot adrift on countback from Mike Butcher.
There was a pair of twos, recorded, by Captain Keeble and Mike Butcher, both on the eighth, who had £29.50 added to their account.
Thursday afternoon, saw Gloucester Police take on the B Team.
The match was a one-sided affair as the home team won 4-0.
Wins were recorded by Alan Edwards and Eddy Annis, 4 & 3, Patric Simcoe and Jason Howells followed up with an emphatic win, as they shook hands on the 14th, winning 6 & 5. Fraser Freeman-Jones and Josh Mathews then won 3 & 2, before Chris Norris and Tom Knight were taken to the 18th, as they won 1 -up.
The weather put paid to the club matches on Saturday, as both the A & B Team fixtures against Painswick fell victim to the deluge.
On Sunday, despite the appearance of some sun and warmer temperatures, the May Medal only produced five scores under par.
Division One was won by Mike Parry, with his return of 78-9-69. Mark McGirr was second with 71 and Jamie Kear third on 73.
Connor Mullan won Division Two, with his score of 79-10-69. Adrian Brown was second on 70, and Darren Williams third with 71.
Steve Jones won Division Three with 89-16-73, with Alan Franklin second on countback from Chas Challis as they both came in with nett 76.
Sunday afternoon, saw the Forest Hills Junior Open resurrected after a great number of years, with the competition attracting a field of 55 from 19 clubs.
The nett competition was won by Noah Slatter from Brickhampton Court with his return of 99-29-70, as he won from Charlie Sampson from North Wilts on countback.
Jaxson Perry from the Kendleshire won the gross competition, with 74-3-71, with Ted Ballard from Forest Hills in second place with 80-4-76.
On the King’s Bank Holiday Monday, the Seniors Section ran a charity team multiplier that, despite the impending Armageddon forecast for Mile End, attracted 18 teams.
The winners, who kept the auditors waiting before presenting their card for checking, were Clive Winward, Bob Gibson, Mike Steward and Geoff Norris, as their score of 218, saw them finish 30 points clear of the runners up, club captain Ashley James, Mark Cornock, Josh Mathews and Connor Mullan, with John Watkins, Andy Shenton, Roger Hall and Kev Doyle a further four shots adrift in third place.
The winners of the various nearest the pins were, Ben Osborne in two on the second, Chas Challis on the eighth, Ashley James in two on the 10th, Josh Mathews on the 14th, Ashley James on the 17th, and Roland Joyce in two on the 18th.
The day raised £180 was raised for each of the charities, Great Oaks Hospice and the Music Memory Cafe.