TOM TUNES IN TO GOLF TROPHY WIN…

Mobile systems specialist Tom Fitzgerald is the new holder of Leighton Buzzard golf clubs’ Wallis Cup, beating a field of 160 with a score of +7.
It was a first trophy win for 59-year-old Wing based Tom since joining the Leighton club 20 years ago. The 21-handicapper secured victory thanks to carding five pars on the back nine holes.
Runner- up was Danny Bailey with a score of +6, one better than third-placed Theo Aurora, with Matthew Lowe and Mark Leng a shot adrift.
Building contracts manager Gareth Davies won Leighton’s May Medal with an impressive nett 60, six shots clear of Shaun Cavanagh with Nick Tingey and Lewis Greene taking third place with nett 67s.  As a result of his medal win less than a year since joining the Leighton club, Aylesbury based  Gareth had his 21 handicap slashed to 14.6, and subsequently to 13,0, just four shots off the 9-handicap he played to as a junior.
Margaret Osborne rolled back the years to win Leighton Senior Ladies Handicap Cup with a nett 75, five shots clear of runner-up, Vice Captain Lesley Bednarek.  Rosalind Miles won the Championship Cup with a gross 93, seven shots clear of nearest challenger Lesley Bednarek.
Barbara Bradley, Lila Garrod, Sandra Bellis, Susan Lambert and Rosalind Miles headed a chasing pack with scores of nett 83.
It’s been a sweet and sour start to the season for Leighton Seniors Captain Denis Leitch. He’s won all three of his inter-club matches – but the team has lost two overall.  Denis teamed up with Paul Bishop for a first match win against Aspley Guise, but with only Ian Rimmer and Steve Marriott carding wins, Leighton lost 4-2 with Phil Rickard and Dave Bishop halving their match.
Wins by Denis and Keith Griffiths, Danny Nairne and Derek Read, Barry Nappin and Chris Figg, Ian Rimmer and Geoff Allatt and Andy Mcdonald and Martin Flynn earned Leighton a 5-3 win over Redbourn Friars.
And despite Denis and Steve Maddison getting Leighton off to a flying start against Whipsnade, only Ian Rimmer and Chris Figg could chalk up a win as Leighton lost 3-2, with Terry Wright and Harry Adam halving their match.
Sue Preston hit her first hole-in-one since taking up the sport a decade ago, using her driver for the inch-perfect ace on the 150-yard 14th Par 3 hole.
Leighton Ladies Spring meeting was won by Carmen White-Lawes with a nett 72, while Jackie Stimpson won the Senior Ladies qualifier with 73 points.
PICTURE CAPTIONS:
[] Wallis Cup winner Tom Fitzgerald.
[] Sue Preston- a hole in one.

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