Retford Golf Club’s men played Wollaton at Coxmoor on Friday 16th August, in the Men’s Interclub foursomes semi-final, winning three up. The team was Tony Inman and Lewis Hunt, George Cordall and Louey Palmer, Chay Rafferty. This is consecutive years that the club has made the final and won at The Nottinghamshire last year beating Stanton on the Wolds. The final was played at Beeston Fields on Sunday 15th September, a 36-hole competition. The team pairs were Tony Inman, Chay Rafferty and up and coming junior players, George Cordall and Louey Palmer.
The Retford ladies bronze league, consisting of seven ladies in the team, with handicaps ranging from 19 to 38, are halfway through the season with three matches left to play. The team so far has narrowly won the two home matches against Southwell and Sherwood and lost heavily away from home at Norwood. The weather took its toll with heavy rain closing the course for the away match at Southwell in June, which was then rescheduled for Thursday 29th August. So, it’s hotting up for the promotion race to get back into the A division in the Ladies Notts Bronze league.
42 ladies played in the Lady Captain’s away day at Ashby Decoy and despite a worrying weather forecast the conditions were calm and fine and all ladies remained dry. The winners were Lynda Moore — 1st division. Jean Cooper — 2nd division and Cynthia Herrington — 3rd division. The team prize went to Sue Boyes, Lin Tongue and Joan Birtles. Nearest the pin was Jean Cooper. The event concluded with meal in the clubhouse where Lady Captain, Helen Dean, presented the prizes and thanked all the ladies for supporting the event.
‘The Coronation Foursomes,’ played by the ladies on Tuesday 6th August, was won by Abi Kennedy and Jacky Walsh fishing a close second were Geraldine Matthews and Jean Brunt. A nice win and a welcome to Retford Golf Club for Abi, one of their newest members and their youngest at age 24.