GOLFERS BACK IN WINNING WAYS…

Three trophies have been up for grabs in the space of 10 days, with almost 200 golfers pitching for silverware as Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club plays catch-up on events cancelled due to the pandemic lock-down.
Grant Tibbett and George Elford teamed up to win Saturday’s Captain’s Cup final with a 45 point haul, beating Joe Butlin and Christian Lester by two shots.  John Ager and Phil Coumbe took third place on countback from Ian Hazell and John Tarbox, Tim Mitchell and Nick Tingey and Steve Richardson and Darran Valentine after all four pairings carded 41 points.
Three putts on the last hole cost Jonathan Dunning the 50th Anniversary trophy for Division One golfers, losing out on countback to Stuart McLeod after both completed their rounds with 40 points.  Brandon Sanders took third place with 39 points, two shots clear of Colin Beesley and Lee Harnett, with Shane Bentley, Tom Day and club champion Jamie Stone heading a chasing pack with 36 points.
The 75th Anniversary trophy for Division Two golfers was won by 53-year-old company director Julian Scarr, his fourth trophy win in 20 years as a member of the Leighton club.  Julian carded 39 points to beat Chris Hawkins, Grant Tibbett and Paul Dowdeswell by two shots – and had his handicap reduced by two shots to 16 following his win.  Jon Woolford, Colin Jeffery and Keith Edmunds headed the chasing pack with 36 points.

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