Golf

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, July 31, 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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Harris ecstatic after first pro victory

By Craig Silver, July 4, 2008

Rising star Nicky Harris won the Stoke by Nayland Championship last weekend, less than six months after turning professional.

The 25-year-old from Whitefield, Manchester, who plays on the Euro pro tour, the third biggest tour in Europe washed cars to fund his game during his amateur career.

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Borlant masters Yorkshire's best

By John Fisher, June 20, 2008

“Not bad for a 72-year-old” was how Andrea Borlant described her husband’s triumph in this year’s Yorkshire Seniors Scratch Tournament, held at Hull Golf Club.

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Golf day raises £15,000

June 12, 2008

Manchester Jewish Community Care’s annual golf day raised £15,000 for the Nicky Alliance Day Centre. The event, held at Whitefield Golf Club, was sponsored by Beaverbrooks jewellers. Some 72 competitors took part.

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Little keeps improving

June 12, 2008

Sam Little completed his best European tour finish of the season with a one under par 70 in the final round of the Wales Open.

The Kings Langley-based professional started the last round at The Celtic Manor Resort in a share of 14th place, but he was unable to replicate his four under par 67 from the penultimate round and had to settle for a tie for 21st with a nine under par total of 275.

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Fab forest take five at ladies’ day

May 30, 2008

Dunham Forest were the most successful club at the Ladies National tournament for the UK Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies at Dyrham Park Country Club in Barnet.

The Cheshire-based delegation claimed five cups, including the main national trophy for the Team Gross.

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Hartsbourne on the up

May 15, 2008

Hartsbourne Country Club qualified for the finals of the Hertfordshire Championship Scratch Competition, which took place at South Herts Golf Club.

Qualification is believed to be the first time that a team from a Jewish club has reached the final of the prestigious event. The finest amateur golfers in Hertfordshire were playing on the day and Hartsbourne came in as runners-up. The team consisted of Jeremy Bohn (handicap 1), Mark Gershinson (handicap 1) and Michael Charles (handicap 3). Their gross total was 225. West Herts won by two shots.

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