GOLFERS GET THE GREEN-LIGHT

Leighton Buzzard golfers were amongst the first in Britain to resume playing after the government relaxed lockdown rules following talks with the sport’s governing bodies. The town’s Plantation Road club gave the green-light to members to play in two-ball pairings after finalising strict guidelines to comply with social distancing and other measures necessary to ensure the…

TROPHY WIN FOR RETIRED FARMER NICK….

PICTURE CAPTION STORY…  Retired  farmer Nick Rathbone pictured receiving the 50th Anniversary trophy from Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Immediate Past Captain Robbie John – his first solo trophy win since joining the Plantation  Road club in 1975, the year  Leighton celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Nick, 78, was also a long-time member of the Mentmore club until…

FLYING THE FLAG FOR THE NHS

  (picture caption story)   Golfers are flying the flag for the NHS at Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club. Though no golf is being played to comply with government advice to curb the spread of the Corona virus, pins on the 9th and 18th holes now bear the NHS logo on flags as a tribute to medical…

Golfers Locked Down

LOCKED-down golfers throughout Britain are hoping playing restrictions will be eased in the next few weeks – and few are more eager to get the ball rolling than members of Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club. With a return to “limited golf” eagerly anticipated, Leighton members will return to action as commissioning of a new state-of-the-art…

BY GEORGE! FIRST GOLF TROPHY AT 82

Retired rail industry project manager George Darbyshire collects Leighton Buzzard golf club’s Lucking Cup from Immediate Past Captain Robbie John – his first club trophy at the age of 82. A former Captain of the Seniors Section at the Plantation Road club, George beat Steve Molyneaux in the final after wins over Ian Woodman, Terry…

BRANDON FOLLOWS IN FATHERS’ FOOTSTEPS…

PICTURE CAPTION STORY: EIGHTEEN-year-old Brandon Sanders collects the Autumn Bowl from Leighton Buzzard golf club Immediate Past Captain Robbie John – just two years after father Lee won the same trophy. The Milton Keynes based father and son joined Leighton’s Plantation Road club three years ago, and have not looked back since. Six-handicapper Lee won…