Buckingham roar to victory in the zoo

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The men’s team at Buckingham Golf Club won their fourth game of the season 4-2 at Whipsnade Golf Club.

Playing in the shadow of the zoo, the star of the day was Mick Siggers who, playing on his own, managed to defeat his opponents 3&2.

Meanwhile, in the long-awaited spring sunshine, Buckingham’s mixed team took on Aspley Guise at home and ran out winners with a convincing score of 7.5-0.5.

The match was played in great spirit and each club is looking forward to their joint centenary year in 2014, when the competition will be extra special.

In the men’s midweek stableford, David Jenks led home the 81 starters with a solid score of 40 points, edging out Peter Blyth on countback.

Seniors’ captain, David Briggs, finished two points back and one clear of Greg Morris, who beat veteran Wilf Hearne and newcomer Martin Waters on countback.

Over the weekend, the final of the men’s Winter League knock-out competition was contested between father-and-son team Steve and Oliver Clarke and Mark Rimell and Michael Schofield.

In a closely contested match, the Clarkes were one up at the turn and eventually ran out out 2&1 winners.

The glorious sunshine also encouraged 88 men to take part in a medal competition for the LA Addison Putter and Dave Mascall led them home with an excellent nett 66. Greg Morris was second with Jack Roberts third, both a shot further back.

John Field recorded the lowest gross score on the day of 75 to leave him with a nett 71.