If patience is a virtue, retired lorry driver Joe Berry would qualify for a First Class degree with honours.
For 36-years after joining Leighton Buzzard Golf Club and taking up the sport, he’s just been presented with his first major trophy.
He collected the coveted Croxford Cup from Immediate Past Captain Jeremy Taylor after claiming the No 1 spot by the narrowest of margins.
For 78-year-old Joe and club colleagues Terry Wright and Steve Nicholl all carded 40 points, with competition officials having to scrutinize scores over the last nine holes to find the winner.
With Jo and former Seniors Captain Terry Wright having better back-nine scores, top spot was determined by the scores on the last three holes, with Joe pipping former RAF engineer Terry Wright on ‘countback’, with retired RAF Air Vice Marshall Steve landing third spot.
“It was one of those days when everything went right” said 22-handicapper Joe, adding: “They have been few and far between. I hope I don’t have to wait as long for the next one.”
WAIT OVER…Joe receives the Croxford Cup from Immediate Past Leighton Club Captain Jeremy Taylor.