New pro at Warwick Golf Centre

WARWICK Golf Centre has welcomed its new professional Rosie Vaughan-Jones.

Orginally from west Wales, Vaughan-Jones moved to Leamington after completing her PGA training at various clubs around the UK and Ireland.

She has played as an amatuer for the Welsh girls team for the past three years and was trained by BBC presenter and Great Britain and Northern Ireland coach Maureen Madill.

Her aims are to bring more people of all ages to the game and develop the centre as a starting point for golfers.

An open day will take place at the centre on Saturday July 2.

The event will include free taster sessions for both adults and juniors and free 15-minute golf swing checks for more experienced players.

All courses are bookable in advance by calling 494316.

Ben Hammond won the men’s Extra Medal at Keniwlorth Golf Club last week.

Hammond amassed 37 points but only finished top of Division One by virtue of a better back nine than Dominic Butler with John Close third on 36.

The Division Two winner was Chris Maddox with 46 points from Mike Carrick 41 and Dean Waugh 41.

Countback was also required to determine the Seniors June stableford.

John Smart edged out David Ellis in division One after they both scored 42 points, three ahead of third-placed John Wolfe.

the annual Mercia Carpets ladies team event, was won by Angela Bradley, Maggie Smith, Anne Saywell and Catherine Midgley.

Two Medal competitions saw Division One success for Caroline Durbin and Jackie Corby with nett 72 and 73 respectively.

Angie Guest emerged triumphant in Division Two with nett 74 from runner-up Christine Machin nett 77, while Christine Price won Division Three with nett 74 from Jane Adams nett 78.

The annual county event for the Veronica Anstey Trophy was held at Kenilworth this year and ladies captain Liz Brown finished in a creditable third place.

Barry Enock hit three birdies on his way to winning Leamington & County’s Centenary Salver.

Knocking his handicap down to 12 in the process, Enock scored 44 points to finish ahead of 11-handicappers Tony McCraken (42) and Fred Tebbs (41).

Chris Dougill of Stoneleigh Deer Park was among the 12 golfers who got through to the next qualifying round of The Open Championship at the reigional qualifier hosted by Coventry Gold Club on Monday.

The amateur hit 70 to finish in joint eighth and then qualified on the second play-off hole but Rory Kirwan (Kenilworth) was eliminated on the third.

Stonebridge pro Andrew Jones (67) shared first place with Lee Rooke of Vale of Llangollen (67).

Warwickshire League: Atherstone 31/2 Kenilworth 21/2 (Atherstone players first: G Greenway lost to E Forbes 2 down; C Turvey bt R Owens 4&3; G Wilson halved with B Hammond; P Butler beat J Lamond 3&2; L Hardy lost to D Lane 3&1; R Lee beat D Matthews 6&5); Hearsall 2 1/2 Rugby 31/2; Leamington 2 1/2 (Leamington players first: I Jones lost to C Dougill 2&1; M Hepburn lost to W Smith 6&4; S Turner lost to L Jones 2&1; M Donnelly beat P Roberts 2&1; A Partridge beat D Parsons 5&3; P Capehorn halved with L Brown); Whitefields 2 Nuneaton 4; Purely Chase 1 Coventry.

Stoneleigh Deer Park: Birthday Bash: 1, Kully Wain (38 points obb 9); 2, Vickie Jamieson (38); 3, Cathrine Whitehouse (37). Par 3 Competition: Division 1: 1, Pat Sayer (39); 2, Heather Yates (40); 3, Margaret Jones (40). Division 2: 1, Marjorie Russell (37+1=38); 2, Dita Gibson (38+1=39); 3, Pat Economides (54+1=55). Nearest to the pin in two on the second hole: Kully Wain. Nearest the 11th: Norma Fairweather. Nearest the 15th: Christine Pollard.