Golf

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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Swing king Kuber starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Teenage prodigy Marc Kuber has enjoyed a successful period on the golf course.

Kuber, 17, finished runner-up in the Ashford Manor Junior Open, missing out by one shot. He said: “I played pretty averagely but nonetheless, that was a nice start to the season.”

Playing in the Johnson Better Ball tournament at Hendon Golf Club, together with his partner, Kuber beat Walker Cup player Luke Goddard 5 and 4, running out victors on the 14th to claim his second win in three years.

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Sport in brief

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

CRICKET Mark Blackston is the Northern Jewish League player of the season. The Bury & Whitefield all-rounder helped the team win the NJCL Cup. Huddy Lieberman received the young player award. David Cohen won the top player award in the Under 14 category.

CHESS Israel took silver, their first ever medal, after beating the Netherlands at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany.

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Plein holding a pair of aces

By Craig Silver, August 1, 2008

Hitting a hole-in-one is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for most players, but Finchley golfer Gary Plein has managed it twice in four days.

South African-born Plein, 47, took up the sport 13 years ago and has a handicap of 10. The financial planner hit the first ace at Dyrham Park, where he is a member, with a seven wood on the 14th hole.

Playing with clients, he saw his drive "curl beautifully in the air before going out of sight.

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Brenner’s bonanza

By Craig Silver, July 10, 2008

Twelve-year-old sensation Marc Brenner saw off a field in excess of 140 players to win the HSBC Wee Wonders Regional Championships at Aldwickbury Park, Herts.

The King Solomon pupil from Chigwell will now play in the grand final at St Andrews in Scotland next month.

Trained by Clive Tucker, who also coaches professional player Graeme McDowell’s, Brenner took up the sport aged two. He won the HSBC tournament with a score of one under par and said: “This is one of the best events I have won.

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Glancy joy for Hartsbourne

By Craig Silver, July 10, 2008

Hartsbourne have triumphed at the 70th annual Glancy Cup at the Moor Allerton course in Leeds.

The Bushey club won the premier Jewish club competition for the fifth time, wrestling the trophy from holders Bonnyton.

Having also won the competition in 2006, this was the first time Hartsbourne had won the title outside London since 1980. Moor Allerton finished runners-up.

Despite torrential rain and thunderstorms, the course was kept clear as 19 clubs battled it out in front of more than 500 spectators. 

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