Busy time at Mount Pleasant

The club captain s day took place on Sunday at Mount Pleasant Golf Club in Lower Stondon. There were 44 players taking part in the 18-hole pairs betterball. The winners were Jim Law and Steve Moss with an excellent 41 points. Six pairs scored 39 points bu

The club captain's day took place on Sunday at Mount Pleasant Golf Club in Lower Stondon.

There were 44 players taking part in the 18-hole pairs betterball.

The winners were Jim Law and Steve Moss with an excellent 41 points.

Six pairs scored 39 points but on countback runners-up were Andy and Alison Stroomer just beating David Elvin and David Ward into third.


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Club captain Brian Sapsed played with the club head pro, Glen Kemble, scoring 37 points.

Nearest the pin in two on the ninth was won by David Young, and on the 10th was won by Dave Evans.

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The longest drive on the 14th was won by Leanne Klopper, beating all the men! Straightest drive on the 18th was won by Stuart Watling.

In the afternoon, 36 players took part in a Shotgun Start Texas Scramble.

The winning team were Kirsty Reeves, Andy Pearson, John Pearson and James Stroomer with an excellent score of 26.35. Second were Yvette Bunker, Carolyn Taylor, Rory Whelan and Ian Comerford with 28.

* In the recent seniors championship, Steve Moss won for the third time in four years with a gross score of 79. Runner-up was Peter Jenkins on 80.

The winner of the handicap championship was Chris Illsley with a nett 67 beating Ben Peilow on countback. The Veterans Trophy (70 and over) was won by Brian Baker with a nett 71.

* The last day of the Ryder Cup in the USA is on Sunday, September 21, and the Lower Stondon club will be holding their own version.

The fourth 'Rider Cup' will be hosted by Mount Pleasant consisting of a three way match between the Newmarket 'All Stars' Jockeys team, the Racing Press and Media, and a Club and Guests team.

Ray Cochrane, Richard Hughes, Paul Eddery, and Seb Saunders are all regulars in the Jockey's team.

Mike Cattermole (Channel Four), Rishi Persad (BBC), Jason Weaver (At the Races) and Racing Post's Tipster Pricewise (aka Tom Segal) all played in last year's match and are keen to play again.

The main sponsor is the bookmaker Barry Dennis. Money raised is shared between the Injured Jockey's Fund and the club captain's charity.

More information is available at: www.mountpleasantgolfclub.co.uk

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