St Audry’s Seniors’ hosted their first round Beaumont Trophy match against Rookery Park on Tuesday 15th May. Owing to a change in the rules concerning handicap criteria, many of last year’s squad which performed amazingly well to reach the semi-final stage were no longer eligible. The new look team consisted of Clive (Cuggy) Andrews, Colin Roper, Vinnie Howlett, John Chapman, Mike Hammond, Mel Williams, Jim Walker, Tony Rhodes & Pete Dell & they were admirably led by non-playing captain, Aly Andrews.
The weather was dry but quite blowy. The course was looking magnificent. Malcolm English was kind enough to prepare the score cards & to officially announce the players’ names prior to them driving off the first tee. There was good support for St Audry’s dotted around the course.
All four 4-ball better-ball matches played the full 18 holes (Hambro scoring) & the final result was a terrific aggregate win for St Audry’s by 8 holes. Each match was highly competitive but played in a very friendly spirit. Rookery Park were very magnanimous in defeat & wished
St Audry’s luck in the next round which will be another home fixture against Hintelsham during the week commencing 11th June with the date to be confirmed in the near future.