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Young Thomas is star of the future at the Hampshire GC
12:00am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
The NHS Trophy competition took place at the Hampshire Golf Club on the August Bank Holiday between the men’s team and a Combined team consisting of Juniors, Ladies and Seniors. This year it was the Combined team who won with a total score of 264 points, with the men trailing in second place with 260. The Combined team included nine-year old Thomas Hughes who played very well and returned a good score including drive on the tenth which was almost 200 yards.
Certainly one to look out for in the future.
His knowledge of the rules of golf was also very good and he is a credit to the club. The Combined team was Charlie Hughes, Tracy Price, Kim Couch, Thomas Hughes, Roger Lazaretti, Glennis Robson and Julie Dixon. The individual prize winner was Glennis with an excellent 38 point score, and she beat Roger on count back. The final of the Mixed Foursomes match play took place recently and the finalists were Ian and Debbie Folkes and John Ward and Julie Dixon. In a keenly-fought contest, Ian and Debbie emerged with a 2 and 1 victory.
The Seniors have had two more friendlies recently and Ted Richards hosted the home match against Newbury Racecourse, in which he put out a strong team of thoroughbreds.
Ted and John Rogers led the way with a win by several lengths of 5 and 4 and Barry Thorne and David O’Neill were next out of the starting stall and they won by a short head, 2 and 1. Rob Perkins and Bob Houghton came up well on the rails to win 2 and 1 while Ian McLeod and Roger Lazaretti looked a good bet before the off and they did not disappoint with a 4 and 3 win. Bill Roberts and Barrie Thompson found the hard going to their liking as they romped home with a 3 and 2 victory and the final pairing of John Dawson and John Davis won by a short head of one up to give Ted’s team a superb 6-0 victory.
Guy Davis captained the team for the away match at the lovely East Horton GC and the home players looked after their visitors very well, even allowing them one victory.
Guy partnered Ted Richards and in a tight match the East Horton pair won one up with the very last putt of the match, which was the only time they had been ahead.
John Dawson and Barrie Thompson won 4 and 2 to level the scores but after that it was defeats all the way.
Barry Thorne and Chris Ardy lost 3 and 2, Rob Perkins and Bill Roberts lost 4 and 3, Bob Houghton and Alan Dixon lost 2 and 1 and the final pairing of Richard Hale and Ron Wake also went down by 3 and 2, giving East Horton a 5-1 win.