Helen and Tony set for Algarve adventure

Pictures at Crow Nes Park's Senior Championship are, from the left: captain Steve Brown, winner Les Holmes and senior captain Jim Gray.
Pictures at Crow Nes Park's Senior Championship are, from the left: captain Steve Brown, winner Les Holmes and senior captain Jim Gray.

LIGHTCLIFFE GC couple, Helen Jacques and Tony Shrivel, have won the regional final of The Bader Cup Mixed Foursomes Stableford Competition, writes Charlotte Henbest.

Held at Pike Hills GC, York, they scored 44 points - two ahead of the runner up from Settle.

The competition was started in 1987 by The Douglas Bader Foundation President, Lady Bader, and now Helen and Tony will join the other 11 regional finalists in the Algarve, Portugal in November.

Every golf club in the UK is invited to enter after which the golf clubs organise a qualifying round to determine their winners. The tournament is open to all members including juniors. Helen and Tony were the lucky pair that went through from Lightcliffe and rounded off an all expenses paid round at Pikes Hill with a place in the final.

New sponsors for 2012, the Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort are hosting the event, and the finalists will play on the Lagos and Praia Courses between November 4-8.

The Bader Cup, in it’s 25th year, is now recognised to be Europe’s largest mixed golf tournament and, thanks to the hard work, dedication and support of those involved, annually raises a considerable amount of money for the Douglas Bader Foundation which undertakes valuable work on behalf of amputees and other disabilities.

Also, two younger members of Lightcliffe GC, Hannah and Georgia Holden, qualified for The Grand Final of The Ping Four Ball Better Ball to be held at Gainsborough Golf Club on Tuesday, September 11. Sixty couples go through to the final.

A couple from Hallamshire scored the highest total with 46 points. Hannah and Georgia came 38th.

AFTER being in the club Major doldrums for 10 years, general manager Les Holmes rolled back the clock to win the Crow Nest Park Senior Major by eight strokes from club President John Turner.

Holmes carded a tremendous gross score of 70 which resulted in a net score of 63 with Turner producing a net 71.

The competition was played under a clear blue sky and the course was presented in great condition with true greens featuring high on the post round compliment list.

Club Senior Captain Jim Gray and Club Captain Steve Brown presented the trophy to the winner after all of the competitors had enjoyed a hearty post competition lunch of home made meat and potato pie and peas.