Lady Captain’s Day sees Abigail take main honour

The Lady Captain’s Day has been held at Matlock Golf Club with 34 competitors taking part.

The overall winner of the Lady Captain’s prize, presented for the 100th year, and the Lucy Collins spoon, was Abigail Newman with 39 points.

Division One winner was Shelagh Lancaster with Carol Gladwin second and Judy Gascoigne third.

The Division Two winner was Veda Kay ahead of Linda Filmer and Pat McGivern.

Best front nine went to Liz Sheerin and best back nine to Cynthia Machent.

Nearest the pin winners were Pamela Hedley and Veda Kay, nearest the line was Cynthia Merchant, the putting competition was won by Pearl Dunn and the nine-hole competition by Barbara Matthews.

In the club competitions, there was a large field in the Men’s Sykes Cup Bogey competition.

The winner was Andy Norton with three ahead of Alan Worthy with two and Brian Hardy with one.

In ladies golf, Jill Smith and Pamela Headley won the four ball better ball Ping Qualifying Competition with 37 pts.

The past captains team enjoyed their visit to Beeston Fields with Tom Hitchcock winning with 35 pts.

In the inter club matches, the seniors narrowly lost only their second match of the season 3.5-2.5 away to Mickleover.

The captains took on close rivals Chesterfield away, enjoying a 4-2 victory.

The ladies bronze team recorded a win away at Glossop with the home team conceding after nine holes, Pamela Headley shooting a hole in one on the second hole.

Meanwhile, a Matlock golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.

Keith Carl, 37, scored his ace on the 165-yard, par-three fourth at Matlock Golf Club, and the three-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo - a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers - and anybody playing in official club competitions will be eligible.

Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.