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Helen Gallagher (left) and April Surridge, winners of the Ladies' AGM foursomes at Piltdown.
Helen Gallagher (left) and April Surridge, winners of the Ladies' AGM foursomes at Piltdown.

Last week we omitted the Ladies’ Weekend Stableford on Saturday March 8th, which was won by Juliet Ross with 34 points, a remarkable score over only fifteen holes.

The following Thursday the ladies’ AGM took place in the afternoon, and Rosemary Burns was elected Captain. The morning event was a pick-up stableford foursomes, won by Helen Gallagher and April Surridge.

On Saturday March 14th everyone was surprised to discover that the three holes farthest from the clubhouse, the 9th, 10th and 11th, which had gone missing believed drowned, had mysteriously been returned to the golf course, and were none the worse for their absence. So the Pro Winter League, which as regular readers will remember is played between teams comprising roughly homogeneous groups of respectable professionals, was played properly, enabling the Trannies, who had wisely dropped your correspondent, to shoot up from bottom to third, on equal points with the Bean Counters.

With the City Slickers at the top, slightly ahead of the Property Plonkers, a tense final round next Saturday is assured.

In the midweek stableford on Monday March 17th, David Fry, playing off a handicap of 26, celebrated the reopening of the full 18-hole course with an impressive 43 points.

Runner-up was Michael Dykes on 39. Nigel William (38) was third on countback from Harvey Linehan and Simon Dougall.

Alistair Parker won the Blue Tee version with 41 points; Dick Marshall (39) was runner-up.