Badgemore Retain the BadHen and Palmer Wins Again
The highlight of another busy week at Badgemore Park Golf Club was a home win over Henley Golf Club to retain the BadHen Plate. Lead by team Captain Ken Arlett, three of the six Badgemore pairings recorded straight wins, two pairings halved and one losing at the 17th, to record a 4-2 success.
This success was not mirrored by the Mixed or Midweek Men’s teams, The Mixed falling to a Sunday loss 1-5 against the Springs and the Midweek Men going down 5 and a half to a half against a strong team from Caversham Heath.
The ladies, however, brought success back to Badgemore Park with an away win at North Oxford in the first of four Oxfordshire Mid-Silver League Matches. The Badgemore Park Ladies winning 3-2.
Two of the current crop of young talent emerging at the club are in the headlines again with Jamie Palmer playing another final, this time the final of the Midweek Winter Round Robin. Palmer faced John Tugwell in a tight match with Tugwell 2 up after 12 when Palmer managed to turn the tide winning the next 5 holes to secure the match 3 and 2.
Millie Anderson continued her impressive rise by making the final of the Ladies Oxfordshire Golf Championship and, though not winning this time out played with distinction.
Results of the Men’s Monthly Medal competitions played over the holiday weekend;
Saturday – Division 1; Calum Miller gross 73 net 68, Greg Cooper 85/72, Lindsay Anderson 83/72. Division 2; Theo Ziffo 88/69, John Searle 90/71, John Bowers 86/71.
Sunday – Division 1; Kevin Harris 76/64, Calum Miller 69/64, Adrian Whyles 79/67.Division 2; Theo Ziffo 88/69, William Jones 87/69, Les Hines 88/69.