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Golf club pro through to semi-final

Tuesday, 1st June 2010.

Haverhill Golf Club's head professional, Paul Wilby, is through to the semi-finals of the Suffolk Professional Winter Matchplay, after beating Newton Green professional Tim Cooper at Stowmarket Golf Club on May 18.

Wilby was 3 up after 11, but Cooper fought back and won the 13th, 14th and 16th with birdies to get back to all square. Wilby went on to win 17 and 18 to win 2 up.

Wilby’s round consisted of five birdies, with four of them scored on the par threes. His next opponent will be either Harry Mills (Haverhill’s assistant professional) or Keith Preston (Aldeburgh), to be played at Thorpeness.

The IFF Challenge was played on Wednesday 26, May 26, and there were mixed fortunes across the divisions. Winning overall was Peter McLennan, who shot the lowest gross of the day, with a fabulous 80-13-67.

The full results were: Division One, 1 Chris Vince 82-6-77; 2 Stuart King 89-12-77; 3 Eric Armstrong 94-12-82.

Division Two, 1 Peter McLennan, 80-13-67; 2 Steve Piotrowski 85-16-69; 3 Steven Brooks 88-19-69.

Division Three, 1 Barry Shuter 90-22-68; 2 Peter Amies 95-23-72; 3 Peter Mercer 96-22-74.

The seniors continued their recent winning streak, by beating Bourn on Friday, May 27, at home by 4½-3½.

This was followed by a fun golf event, Three Clubs And A Putter, open to all club members and played over ten holes as a stableford format. Winning with 23pts was Haverhill junior Liam Merritt, in second place with 21pts was fellow junior, Stephen Boyles, and Keith Donno finished in third place with 20pts.

On Sunday, May 30, the Social Committee Cup was contested - another ‘major’ competition open to all club members. The event was very well supported and there were some great scores, considering the extremely blustery conditions.

Winning with 40pts on count back was Paul Borowy. In second place, also with 40 pts was Richard Parker and both players have subsequently had their handicaps reduced to 12.

In third place was Andy Craig with 38pts on countback from Mick Dalena also with 38pts. The top score from the ladies section was lady captain Sally Price, with a very creditable 33pts.

The Mick Beddoes Cup was played on Bank Holiday Monday, the format mixed greensomes stableford. Once again there was a good turnout and some very good scores.

Just edging out last year’s winners were father and daughter team, Steve and Leah Nichols with 41pts. It was a double celebration for the Nichols family, as Leah had just got engaged to her boyfriend, Matt Letcher.

The defending champions, Catie Heathfield and Richard Peck finished second with 40pts from third place Sheila and Gordon Price with 39pts.

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