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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Golf day raises £15,000

June 13, 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.