Golf

Jewish ladies golf tournament set for Hartsbourne

May 21, 2010

Thirteen clubs will battle it out for the title of top team at the Ladies National Tournament at Hartsbourne on May 27.

The female equivalent of the Glancy, the competition will feature women golfers from all the Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies throughout the UK and
Ireland.

Surrey-based Coombe Hill will defend the Dyrham Park Trophy for the best Team Gross score while Dublin's Edmondstown stake their Shirley Trophy, for the best Team Nett on the line.

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Team GB name 35-man squad for JCC Games

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2010

Following a successful trip to San Francisco last year, Maccabi GB has selected a 35-man squad that will travel to Denver for the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games in August.

Team GB has participated in the event for 16 consecutive years with more than 1,000 young people taking part in the largest event for Jewish teen athletes in the world.

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Kuber is a genuine driving force

October 8, 2009

Mark Kuber beat Walker Cup star Luke Goddard to win the Johnson Better Ball competition.

Plagued by a back injury for the past few months, Kuber has been forced to miss a large chunk of the season but he saved his best form to beat amateur champion Goddard, who recently turned professional.

The victory capped a number of successes for the youngster who won the Northwood Under 21 Open as well as having a hole-in-one at the Hendon Golf Club Pro-Am, an achievement rewarded with a new set of clubs.

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Birmingham ladies take golfing crown

September 24, 2009

Davina Greenspan, Evelyn Berman, Gillian Morris and Faga Speker formed the winning team at the Society of Jewish Lady Golf Captains’ annual competition at Shirley Golf Club in Birmingham.

A winning total of 76 points held off the challenge of Hilary Abramson, Oriol Phillips, Helen Land and Janet Cohen, who finished runners-up following a countback on the back nine.

Following the action, the SJLGC held their AGM before inaugurating Mrs Ruth Langdorf, the former lady Captain of Abridge, as Captain of Captains for the 2009-10 season.

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Manchester golf team clubs together

August 20, 2009

Whitefield won the Coombe Hill Trophy for the best team aggregate gross at the Seniors Trophy, held at Edmonstown Golf Club in Dublin.

Hosted by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies, the tournament featured teams of six for players aged 55 and over.

The Manchester club’s victory in the major prize saw them pip Moor Allerton to the post, and forced them to settle for the Potters Bar Trophy. Dyrham Park won The North East Trophy for the best team aggregate net.

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Lee plays them off the Park

August 6, 2009

Lee Park and Potters Bar added silverware to their trophy cabinets following two major competitions staged by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies.

Liverpool-based Park won the main prize in the Provincial Trophy competition. The host club lifted the Gerry Tankel trophy for the best four out of six aggregate net scores. They finished on 287 with runners-up Bonnyton chasing them home with 290.

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King of the swingers

August 6, 2009

Potters Bar member Paul Coburn completed a memorable month by following up his performance at the Glancy with another strong showing a the Junior National competition.

At the Glancy, Coburn obliterated the field to win both the individual trophies — the lowest gross score and the lowest net score — and helped his team to win its biggest haul of trophies since 1955.

His win had the organisers scrambling for the record books, and as far as anyone can establish, he is the youngest individual winner of the lowest gross score trophy and highest handicapped player ever to win it.

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Wizard of Oz makes history

By Dan Goldberg, July 30, 2009

An Australian golfer has rewritten the history books by competing in his ninth consecutive Games.

Roy Vandersluis, 62, was not content just to participate; he also won his first ever gold medal — something that has eluded him since 1977.

He was part of the Masters golf team that claimed gold – Australia’s first at the Games – at Caesarea Golf Club, beating America and South Africa.

He shot a final round of 72, the best card of the tournament. He also won silver for his individual score.

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Golfers chip in for aid transport

July 23, 2009

Two 40ft trailers will deliver urgent supplies to needy Jews in Belarus and Moldova as a result of the £28,500 raised from World Jewish Relief’s golf day at Hartsbourne Country Club, Bushey.

The 96 competitors were supporting WJR’s Gifts in Kind programme, which has sent over £17 million of humanitarian aid abroad in the last five years. Goods such as clothes, shoes, bedding, toys and essential toiletries are donated by individuals and communities across the UK. Contributions include new stock from manufacturers and distributors.

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Hartsbourne drive to Glancy joy

July 9, 2009

Hartsbourne won the 70th Glancy Cup at Potters Bar Golf Club.

They fought off the challenge of 17 fellow Association clubs featuring teams of eight in an event arranged by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies.

With a team from Wales & South West competing for the first time, the two-day Glancy Tournament started with foursomes with each club having four pairings and the best three out of four scores being aggregated to provide the team score.

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