Newly relaunched academy at Piltdown Golf Club has a promising beginning

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The newly relaunched Golf Academy at Piltdown Golf Club had a promising beginning on Saturday April 13.

Thirty turned up, with a nice balance of gender, age and golfing background. Brenda Allvey, the club’s Director of Marketing, welcomed them all and summarised the delights that lie ahead.

The first group lesson is scheduled for the morning of Saturday May 4.

It’s not too late for anyone who was unable to attend the introductory meeting. Phone the Secretary on 01825 722033.

In their match away against Crowborough Beacon on Sunday April 7, the Piltdown team had a lovely time and a super lunch and were too polite to do anything better than lose the 30-hole match 12-4.

But on Saturday April 13 they beat Seaford, away, three-and-a-half to two-and-a-half.

Ladies’ Results.

Thursday April 4, Stableford, Division 1: 1st and winner of the Waterstone Cup: Sue Gould-Davies (30 points); 2nd: Rose Fox (27); 3rd: Brenda Allvey (25).

Division 2: 1st: Stephanie McKenzie-Hill (30); 2nd: Sue Lay (28); 3rd: Jill Munro (28). Thursday April 11, Medal, Div 1: 1st and winner of the Robertson Cup: Sue Gould-Davies (71); 2nd: Poo Adam (77); 3rd: Rose Fox (79). Div 2: 1st: Stephanie McKenzie-Hill (72); 2nd: Caroline Bradley (78); 3rd: Liz Davies (78).

In the final of the Winter Boxes, Gillian Deane beat Jo Linehan. The other semi-finalists were Penny Malloy and Sally Rawlings, who share third place.

Men’s Results.

Saturday April 6, Stableford and first round of the IC Trophy: 1st: Tsol Keoshgerian (35 points); 2nd: Dennis Tyson (35); 3rd: Richard Webster (34). (The second round will be played on September 14).

Monday April 8, Stableford: 1st: Richard Carter (38 points); 2nd: Peter Sebry (36); 3rd: Steve Short (35).

On the same day a Stableford competition was played from the Blue Tees (forward tees designed to help those longer in age but shorter with the driver).

It attracted five entries and was won by Michael Coates with 36 points. Geoff Walford was runner-up with 32.