Thornbury Golf Club round-up: John Warren wins Thornbury Seniors' annual championship
8:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013 in Sport
John Warren (left) and Roger Unwin with their trophies after the presentation by club chairman Paul Morphey
THORNBURY Seniors played their annual championship over two rounds of the Marlwood Course at Thornbury Golf Centre during the recent fine weather.
With the course in general and the greens in particular being in great condition, the leading contenders returned some notable scores.
Alan Cadman led the field after the first day with a fine 76 which was the lowest round of the competition.
However, it was John Warren who was crowned champion after two rounds of 78 saw him finish three shots ahead of Cadman with Ian Payne a further five shots back.
Playing together, Payne and Seniors Captain Roger Unwin had a very close tussle for the Nett prize with which went down to the last green. Both sunk their par putts to leave Unwin just one shot ahead on 129.
Results – Gross: John Warren 156, Alan Cadman 159, Mike Sanders 165, Alan Feltham 171, Adrian Dennis 172. Nett: Roger Unwin 129, Ian Payne 130, Mike Pritchard 139, Barry King 140, Huw Rees 141. Second day nett; Tony Iles 67.
Meanwhile, a Thornbury team comprising the members of just one family won the Gloucestershire ClubMark competition at Ross-on-Wye, beating the home club on countback with 87 points.
Junior organiser David Weeks, his wife Carol and sons Simon and Andrew (this year’s junior captain) will now go forward to the South-West regional final at Came Down Golf Club in Dorset on Sunday, August 11.
The competition was open to all clubs in the Gloucestershire and Bristol area who have ClubMark status.
Each team was made up of one senior, one lady, one man and one junior. There were 14 clubs represented and the top two qualified for the regional finals.
Carol Weeks said: “We won’t be able to do it again – Andrew leaves the juniors’ ranks this year.”
GolfMark is a national accreditation scheme, backed by England Golf, that recognises junior and beginner-friendly golf facilities and a consistent commitment to junior golf. It is therefore a great example of how the club and Thornbury Golf Centre work together to support junior golf in the area.
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