Bedfordshire County Golf

County Finals Day at Luton Hoo

The County Finals day was held at Luton Hoo, on Sunday 15th October The. Semi-finals and Final of the County Matchplay, Mid Handicap Final, Team Handicap Final and the Womens Senior Knockout Final.

In the Semi Finals Chris Spooner, Dunstable, beat Ed Stephenson, Leighton Buzzard and Rob Sutton, Dunstable, beat Scott Armitage, John O Gaunt.

The Final was played in the afternoon, it was all square after the front nine holes but Chris Spooner birdied the 11th received a concession on the 12th and birdied 14 to go three up with four to play, however, after a half on the par three 15th Rob Sutton won the next three holes to go to sudden death play-off; the first hole was halved so the match went down the 9th and following a wayward drive from Rob, Chris Spooner seized the opportunity to win the trophy his great friend Rob had won in 2022. Pictured Right with Referee Mike Smith.




In the Womens Senior Knockout Final, Anne Beckett, Pavenham beat Chris Kermath, Mount Pleasant. Pictured Left








The Team Knockout Handicap, played for the Paul Hawkins Trophy, was won by Leighton Buzzard, where Paul was a member.

Contested by Mount Pleasant GC & Leighton Buzzard GC.

A fantastic game that ended as a half after the 5 matches. Resulting in a sudden death play off between the last pair of Craig Pearce (MP) & Jon Dunning (LB). Jon winning for Leighton Buzzard on the second extra hole.

Pictured Right, the Leighton Buzzard team of, Dharm Diwaker, Jon Dunning, Tim Hobday, Darren Valentine & Mark Hammond.



The Mid Handicap League Final was contested by John O'Gaunt GC and Leighton Buzzard GC, the final result an emphatic 4 to 1 win for Leighton Buzzard

Pictured the Leigton Buzzard team of, Graham Freer, Dan Waite, John Scott, Steve Baines, Ian Downe, Mark Sandham, Alex Sandham & Trevor McAleese.


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