David and Rita take Tinder Cup honours

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The Tinder Cup was introduced in 2019 to be played for on the nearest Tuesday to Valentine’s Day and in 2023 this was on the day itself.

The match is 4 ball betterball between the ladies and the senior men and is a draw for partners. This year, 36 pairs were ready for a fun day with a trophy and traditional prizes of wine, chocolates and flowers to be played for.

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However, come tee off time at 9am there was still dense fog and the next hour so was spent chatting to your partner of the day before there was eventually a shotgun start at 10.45.

The winners of the Tinder Cup.The winners of the Tinder Cup.
The winners of the Tinder Cup.

Soup and sandwiches awaited everyone on their return to the Clubhouse in brilliant sunshine and scores were very high.

In third place with 42 points were Pauline Hulance and Cliff Warner, runners up with 44 points were Bev Law and Steve Pearce but the winners on countback were Rita Farmer and David Toes also on 44 points – David taking over part ownership of the trophy from his wife Jo who had won the competition in 2022.

RESULTS:

Men’s winter league round 5: Winners – Carmine Lepore and Josh Beech 45 points, runners up – Mark Delicate and Greg Perchinelli 44 points, 3rd - Jonah James and Mark Lawler 43 points.

Ladies winter league round 6: Winners - Christine Rowland and Mandy Martin 40 points, runners up – Carol Gould and Bev Law 40 points, 3rd – Shelagh Cormack and Jenny Prior 38 points.