​Gents take Barney Hallam Trophy victory

​Chivalry went out of the window when senior golfers at Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club competed for the Barney Hallam Trophy.
Barbara Rickard presents the trophy to John Clavey.Barbara Rickard presents the trophy to John Clavey.
Barbara Rickard presents the trophy to John Clavey.

​In what is annually a nip-and-tuck encounter between teams of men and ladies, Leighton’s knights on horseback had the damsels in some distress, winning ten of the 14 matches, with one game halved.

Ladies captain Barbara Rickard presented the trophy to seniors skipper John Clavey with £250 to be donated to Mencap activities in Leighton Buzzard at the end of the season, along with £450 from a Ladies fashion show and other donations to club captain Stuart Mills for the same cause.

*Skipper Stuart was pipped on countback for Leighton’s Wallis Cup by Michael David in a three-way tie with Peter Robson. The trio all finished with a score of +2 in a 130-strong field, Neil Laming, Ben Young and Howard Allen heading a chasing pack with +1.

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