Great Gibbons makes his mark

IT was a busy weekend for Ilford Golf Club as they staged some exciting action for over 100 members of the public during their Open Day. William Gibbons won the nearest the pin competition on the 11th hole with a shot to within seven feet six inches. Ilf

IT was a busy weekend for Ilford Golf Club as they staged some exciting action for over 100 members of the public during their Open Day.

William Gibbons won the nearest the pin competition on the 11th hole with a shot to within seven feet six inches.

Ilford's Leslie Woods' team were knocked out of the competition on Sunday when they were narrowly beaten at Toot Hill.

With a few of the players away on a golfing holiday, captain Neil Glover had to recruit some new team members. They fought gallantly, but succumbed to the tough windy conditions, finally losing 9-6.


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Ilford's Jubilee Cup team played the second of their four league ties on Sunday.

Following their narrow defeat at Garon Park in the first tie, Ilford, with home advantage, beat Mardyke Valley 61/2-21/2.

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Captained by John Buckley, Ilford took the initiative in the singles and won comfortably in the end. They now have another home tie against Langdon Hills before finishing the league round away to Colchester.

Nick Hitchens won the Ilford Saturday Medal with a great score of net 64. Playing off a handicap of four, he beat Mark Bishop, who finished with a net 67, into second place.

The Ladies' Extra Day Medal was won by Maura Gallagher with a net 67, edging out former ladies' captain Karen Curran, who finished with a net 69 to place second.

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