JUDY CROWNED LADIES CHAMPION…

Retired veterinary nurse Judy Ammon is Leighton Buzzard Golf Club’s new ladies champion, winning the title at her first attempt. The 12-handicap golfer carded a score of 174 after completing two rounds of the Plantation Road course in searing temperatures which forced several other players to retire. Judy, no stranger to winning prizes at the…

IRRIGATION PLANS GO TO MEMBERS…

Plans for a new state-of-the-art course irrigation system are to be discussed by members of Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, with a decision expected on the £500,000-plus project early next month. With the existing system, installed around 35 years ago, past its working life, in need of constant maintenance and not capable of being extended to…

BILLY BUCKETS HIS 13TH GOLF TROPHY…

A 30-minute coaching lesson paid dividends for vision technician Billy O’Neill on Saturday when he won the Leighton Buzzard golf club Presidents’ Putter by a four shot margin – his 13thcompetition win since joining the Plantation Road club 28 years ago. Heath and Reach based Billy, 63, bucketed the other dozen trophies before a sudden…

Canoe Club Sprint team in Nottingham

Leighton Buzzard’s canoe sprint team were back in Nottingham this weekend for another National sprint regatta at Holme Pierrepont.  Over both days, Max Pickering raced in the top boys group in mixture of K1 and K2 races over 200m, 500m and 1000m, getting to the finals in each of his heats and picking up several…

GOLFERS CELEBRATE A PURPLE PATCH….

  Two Leighton golfers are celebrating a rare purple patch, each topping the table in three competitions in the space of a few weeks.   Club Captain Robbie John carded 39 points to win the White Trophy playing in the Rushmere Society match at Porters Park, then skippered the club men’s team to victory in…

TROON DREAM FOR AMATEUR GOLFER MARIE

A Leighton-based grandmother who took up golf just three years ago is facing a tough challenge after winning a dream trip to play at a Scottish club which has hosted the world-famous Open Championship on nine occasions and which until three years ago, banned women from being club members. Marie Bigrave won the trip to…

MAYOR PRESENTS GRANTS TO TOWN SPORTS CLUBS

Town Mayor Councillor David Bowater has presented cheques totalling £2,731 to five local sports organisations, with all the awards going to finance coaching courses. The awards were made by the Leighton-Linslade Sports Council, with Councillor Bowater telling recipients that helping finance coaching courses was “the best thing we could do.”: Awards were made to: *…

GRAHAM NAMED AS VICE CAPTAIN ELECT….

The Commander of the new “bluelight” emergency service hub now at an advanced stage of construction in Milton Keynes, has been named as Vice Captain elect of the 600-member Leighton Buzzard Golf Club. Graham Freer, 54, an eight-handicap golfer and a member of the Plantation Road club for almost 20 years, has been named by…