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It’s a busy week for members of Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road golf club, with Robbie John standing down at Friday’s annual meeting after a successful year as Captain, being succeeded by civil servant Simon Rossiter.
Robbie’s final task will be to present prizes to last year’s winners of club competitions on Saturday evening,  after which he will be “thrown out” – a club tradition to recognise his term of office.
Simon will be formally installed as Club Captain for 2020 at a “drive  in” on Sunday morning in a ruse organised by his “vice”, Graham Freer.   
Just days after winning Leighton’s Barney Hallam trophy with 41 points, golfing granddad Ian Kempsell  won his  “alternative seniors” golf group annual competition with 411 points – an average of 41 points in his ten qualifying scores.
Architect Mark Knight won Leighton’s opening social competition of the year, a “cross country” zig-zagging holes on the course.   Mark finished with a score of 27.00, with Junior Captain Ed Stephenson runner-up with a score of 27.33.  Third was Bryan Bateman with a score of 28.00, with other leading scores being carded by Steve Foster, 28.34; Andy Tizzard, 29.34; Derek Shaw, 29.40; Andrew Reinke, 30.00; Ben Irvine, 30.67; Richard Samuels, 32.00 and Tim Martin, 32.34.
New Leighton  Captain, Simon Rossiter.