LEIGHTON BUZZARD GOLF CLUB
PLANTATION ROAD, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDS LU7 3JF
Former school teacher Sandra Carter is the new holder of Leighton Buzzard golf club’s Croxford Cup, winning by the narrowest of margins in a two-way tie with club colleague Barbara Rickard.
Both Barbara and Sandra, Immediate Past Captain of the Ladies Section at the Plantation Road club, carded 37 points in their 18-hole round, with the winner decided on “countback” on the points scored over the last nine holes.
It was proud former Grannies Salver winner Sandra, 20 years a member of the club of which husband Brian is an ex- Captain and President, scoring 21 points on the back nine holes compared to the 19 carded by Barbara.
Val Brown, another former Ladies Captain finished third with 36 points, a shot clear of Niki Clark, with Sue Preston, Sandra Bellis and Joyce Young heading a chasing pack with 34 points.
Val Smith won the nine-hole competition with 18 points, four clear of Cicely Goldsmith, Janice Hintner and Elsa King.
 Leighton’s inter-club team suffered a 4-2 reverse at Millbrook, witrh Christian Lester and George Elford and club Vice Captain Tim Mitchell and his nominated successor Stuart Mills winning for the Buzzards.
 In a competition which began over six months ago, Russell Cohen and Ben Willis have won Leighton’s Winter League knock-out, beating Darren Alexander and Kamil Shah in the final. Early stages of the event are played in leagues, with the winners of each league qualifying for knock-out rounds , Russell and Ben beating Mark Knight and Derek Shaw in their semi-final while Darren and Kamil beat Tony Brinded and Craig Custance.
Croxford Cup winner Sandra Carter (left) with Ladies Captain Lesley Bednarek.