Golf

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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Glancy hope

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2009

Eighteen teams will contest the 70th Glancy tournament this weekend as the annual competition to find the best Jewish golfer and team takes place at Potters Bar Golf Club.

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Park boys swinging success

June 19, 2009

GOLF Coombe Hill Golf Club welcomed the next generation of golfers when hosting the John Rubens tournament under the organisation of the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies.

Open to players aged under 25, the competition featured golfers from the London member clubs of the Association - Abridge, Coombe Hill, Dyrham Park, Hartsbourne and Potters Bar.
Teams of six competed for both team and individual prizes.
Dyrham Park, despite only fielding a team of four, won the John Rubens Cup. Daniel Kallos of Coombe Hill took the prize for the lowest individual gross score.

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Coombe Hill’s national joy

June 4, 2009

Golf Thirteen teams and 114 lady golfers contested the 13th Ladies’ National Tournament for the UK Jewish golf clubs and societies at Whitefield Golf Club in Manchester.

Torrential rain caused a half-hour delay to the start and play was suspended for a further hour during the morning. But when the sun finally shone, there were some excellent finishing scores. Alison Levy from Abridge had a hole-in-one on the par three 5th.

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