Piltdown ladies compete for Enid Adair Challenge Cup

Annette Shelford holding the Enid Adair cup, with Maggie Kay (right) and former captain Brenda Allvey (left). SUS-140721-224735001
Annette Shelford holding the Enid Adair cup, with Maggie Kay (right) and former captain Brenda Allvey (left). SUS-140721-224735001
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On Thursday July 17th the ladies competed for the Enid Adair Challenge Cup, which was presented in 1981 by Colonel Desmond Adair in memory of his wife.

Enid was the daughter of Dr Edward Sweet, a GP in Uckfield in the early 1900s and reputedly one of the town’s first motorists. He was a founding member of the club in 1904, and of a Piltdown dynasty which flourishes to this day in the presence of his grand-daughter Marion Myers.

The competition is for 36 holes of medal play, and was won this time by Annette Shelford. Annette and Maggie Kay both had admirable nett scores of 152 but Annette took the prize on countback. In the 18-hole stableford on the same day Gillian Deane won Div 1 with 29 points, Penny Malloy Div 2 with 30, and Hilary Humphry-Baker Div 3 with 35, just pipping Wendy Masters’ 34. The casual commentator may cheekily observe that sometimes nowadays the lower the division the better the scores.

Ken Bulteel asserts that one of his better ideas was the Past Captains’ Invitation Meeting, especially as he won it on Friday with his guest Ben Carroll, former captain of Croham Hurst GC. Their 40-pointer was five clear of the field.

Piltdown’s new Senior Champion is Collin Beesley! On Monday July 21st in sweltering heat he beat a strong field to take the yellow tee trophy with 36 points, just shading Tony Ewell’s 35. The simultaneous blue tee competition was won by Gavin Gaunt, also with 36. Sixty-two played, so both winners did really well.