Happy couple Patti and Steve claim the double

Patti and Steve Marriott
Patti and Steve Marriott
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Husband-and-wife golfers have collected two trophies after winning competitions at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club last week.

Former ladies world highboard-diving champion Patti Marriott won the Plantation Road clubs’ 50th Anniversary Trophy in a three-way tie, taking the trophy on countback from David Evans and Derek Shaw after all finished with 36 points.

And America-born Patti, Vice Captain of the Leighton Ladies Section, teamed up with husband Steve to win the Douglas Faulkner Family foursomes with a nett 63.5, nearly five shots clear of runners-up David and Ollie Banwell.

Patti was born in Maryland, USA and was a member of a ladies high-board diving team competing in events around the world before meeting businessman Steve in Hong Kong.

She won the ladies world high diving championship three times, with a record plunge of 113ft 2ins during which she entered the water at a speed of 87 miles an hour.

A member of the Leighton club for over 20 years, Patti is “Vice” to current Ladies Captain Avril Simpson whom she will succeed this autumn.

Husband Steve owns a marketing and merchandising company and only joined Patti as a member of the Leighton club last year following the demise of Mentmore where he had been a member for many years.