Defeat for Hay despite best score in years

The Little Hay A team carded their best away score for a number of years on Saturday – but still suffered defeat at the hands of Panshanger.

Despite their excellent display, the side went down 226-203 in the exciting clash.

Little Hay spokesman Chris Dove said: “Drawing on the spirit of the Ryder Cup, Little Hay are determined to play even better and retain their top position in the Herts Friendly League, which will be decided over the next two weekends.”

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Meanwhile, last week saw Medal competitions for all adult sections of the club.

In this format, players count each individual shot and deduct their handicap from the total.

Winner of the Men’s Division One competition was Phil Chester, whose score of 68 was good enough to beat Ashley Wade and Keith Muir by three shots.

Stephen Rutherford came out on top in Men’s Division Two, seeing off competition from Glen Mason and Gary Whelan.

John Poston’s 68 was good enough to hand him the Senior Men’s Division One crown, ahead of John Redgwell and Phil Joslin, while Frank Klimaszweski won the Senior Men’s Division Two honours. Bob Bussey and Terry Keeling were second and third, respectively.

The ladies’ contest, meanwhile, was won by Anne Corbett with a score of 68. Clare Stammeijer finished second and Nichola Goddard took third.