Ladies back on track as course thaws out

Royal Eastbourne Ladies were back on Thursday in their first competition since the big thaw.

The course looked none the worse for wear after recent snow as 16 teams took part in a nine hole Texas Scramble.

In a very close game the winning team of Lizzie Carol, Nora Ferris, Wilma Hyndford and Sue Htoon took first place with net 33, just beating Lesley Williams, Denise Wishart, Penny Valentine and Winnie Perry who scored net 33.1.

In third place were Anne Garner, Alice Millest, Caroline Hunt and Linda Dove with 33.4.

The winter mixed league saw Alistair Wadsworth and Gill Illsley shade first place by a single Stableford point over John Bateman and Jan Edwards, 41 & 40 being the respective scores.

John Harmer and Wilma Hyndford’ s 39 placed them third.

Willingdon Golf Club: Winner of Division one of the February Stableford competition was Nick Pavey with 39 points on the back 9 from Alan Huggett.

Tony Rochester won Division two with 37 points from Ian Fletcher on 36 points.

Division three was won by Derek Kirkman with 35 points.