Golfers defy wet weather

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GOLFERS had to endure varying weather conditions on Sunday as they took part in the Matlock Open.

With a clear and sunny start lasting for most of the morning, the day descended into a rain-drenched afternoon and evening.

But the course stood up to the wet weather and most of the large number of entrants managed to finish their rounds.

Excellent scores were returned throughout the day, with the first four teams scoring a net 65 points, placings being determined on the best back nine holes.

The winners, from Ormond Fields, were Andy Goodall and Darren Fletcher.

Second place went to Sam Taylor from Allestree Park and Neil Ratcliffe from Horsley Lodge.

In third place were Ian Stanley of Breedon Priory and Phil Cook of Maywood.

Matlock Golf Club have been holding their regular in-house competitions.

The Men’s Medal on June 4 saw the following results:

Division 1 - Craig Barnes 72(66); Division 2 - Dave Revell 79(67); Division 3 - Neil Fennah 80(65); Division 4 - Nigel Taylor 90(66)

The mixed foursomes on June 5 was won by Diane Gray and John Simmons, whilst the Sykes Cup Bogey Competition on June 11 was went to Rob Inglis with +3.

The next major forthcoming event is the Captain’s Weekend on June 25 and 26.