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Helen scoops the Rutland County Par title

Helen Pollard collects her Par Trophy from sponsor Mo Arnold and Lady Captain Ngoneh Dickinson.
Helen Pollard collects her Par Trophy from sponsor Mo Arnold and Lady Captain Ngoneh Dickinson.

The Par Trophy, one of the major competitions in the Ladies’ Section at Rutland County Golf Club saw a good entry.

After a dry start the weather turned into heavy rain and strong winds, but all the players persevered and good scores were recorded.

There were also prizes for nearest the pins, of which Suzanne Edwards won on the fourth hole and Anne Milson just managed to land on the 17th hole by clubbing up and hitting a good straight shot into the wind and rain.

The main standings saw Diane Barnett third (20.4) with level par, Bridget Yardley second (25.6) with +1 and Helen Pollard the winner (27.5) with +3.

This is the first time Helen has played in this competition and was thrilled to come first.

The Par Trophy is sponsored by Mo Arnold who was there to present the prizes to the three winners.

Lady Captain Ngoneh Dickinson thanked Mo for her continued support for this trophy.

After a doubtful start, and the threat of rain again, Lady Captain Ngoneh Dickinson managed to complete her Lady Captain’s Day.

The original event was planned for August but was rained off.

After a couple of holes the sun broke through.

A book sale and raffle raised a total of £153 towards LOROS, which is both the Club Captain and the Lady Captain’s charity for the year.

There were four nearest the pins, one nearest the hole in two on the 12th as well as a best newcomer prize.

Results: Nearest the pin - Carole Westcott (fourth), Karen Palmer (seventh), Jo Shepherd(13th), Jenny Cobb (17th); Nearest in two on the 12th - Jane O’Donnell; Best Newcomer - Pam Nevitt.

The main prizes saw Jackie Cole fourth on 30 points, Joanne Cheshire third on 31 points, Jo Shepherd second on 38 and Karen Palmer the overall winner.

Saturday saw stableford qualifier held, with Joanne Cheshire achieving 34 points, playing off her new handicap of 14.

Second was Jackie Cole on 29 points and in third was Mandy Collins on 28 points.

There was a good turnout for the charity barbecue and £125 was raised for LOROS.

The winners was Bridget Yardley on 34 points, followed by Jenny Cobb with 36 points.

It was on a tight countback that Bob Ambrose pipped Frank Thibault to first place on 38 points in the men’s section.

Anne Milsom and Gerry McIntyre both achieved a 2.

A ladies Am-Am, organised by Jenny Cobb to help raise funds for the ladies’ section included two nearest the pins, which Di Barnett won on the fourth and Shirley Caruth won on the 17th.

There were some high scores but after countback on the back nine it was Chris Masters, Gill Parkinson, Shirley Caruth and Mollie Plowright (Burghley Park) in third, Jenny Cobb (Rutland County), Bridget Yardley (Rutland County), Pam MacKey (Belton Park) and Isobel Reading (Burghley Park) in second and Penny Campbell, Karen Stroud, Anne Hughes and Carole Hollman (Burghley Park) in first.

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