Prizes are sealed as Captain’s Weekend goes with a swing

Peter Harley’s Captain’s Weekend at Market Harborough was an enjoyable and successful occasion.

Paul Fairbrother, with net 63, was the low scorer on Captain’s Day itself, top overall, and the Division Two winner.

Lee Wenlock topped Division One with his net 67 but only after a tie with Mike Rose and Andy Harold.

Jamie Scoular (net 70) led Division Three.

Wally Forsyth (net 63) was the previous day’s seniors’ competition winner – for the Jim Ruskin Trophy – and junior winner was Ewan Smyth (net 69).

Jane Burley and Jake Thompson won the greensome pairs competition with 42 points, while men’s captain Harley and women’s captain Helen Perry combined to score 39 as runners-up.

Harley said: “I would like to give genuine thanks to all the people who supported the events for my Captain’s Weekend.

“I am grateful for the donations to my charity Fight for Sight.

“Players gave a total of over £205 to the fund while passing through the refreshment tent.”

Meanwhile, Market Harborough beat Rothley Park 4.5-1.5 at home in a County Women’s Association Inter-club Scratch League match.

Their team was Perry, Sally Lax, Burley, Shirley Percival, Suzanne Wright and Angela Allington.

Perry and Allington combined to amass 45 points to head the club’s Ping Fourball Better-ball competition from two pairs – Viv Ward/Do Sharman and Sally Lax/Elaine Hickman – on 39 points.

They could go through to the grand final in September, depending on other scores recorded.

Perry (net 67) won the Silver Division of an EWGA medal, with Hickman (net 71) Bronze A winner and Myra Burrow (net 73) Bronze B leader.

Mick Webster (9) scored 42 points to win Division One of a midweek Stableford at Kibworth from two on 36 – Paul Sullivan (13) and Paul Lane (17) third.

Tom Moore (20) got 48 to lead Division Two, with Robert Gosling (21) on 39 and Robert Garner (21) on 37.

Kiaran Wills (10) notched 43 points and won a midweek Stableford at Lutterworth.

Behind him there was a tie on 38 points between Michael King (13) and Kyle Kalym (16).

Wayne Ellis (12) with 38 points led Division One from Peter Brough (2, 37) with Keith Daniel (17) heading Division Two after a tie on 37 with Nile Lovett (16).

Ryan James (24) was the top junior with 47.

On Saturday Geoff Swain, the current World Golf Trick Shot Champion, will be putting on a show at Cold Ashby GC.

It starts at 5.30pm and brings down the curtain on the club’s Captains Day.

The show is free to all, but donations will be taken for the Captains charity – the On Course Foundation.