Threadgate's huge veterans golf win

Gloucester Veterans Golf Club's sponsor Sally Higgins with the winner Garry Threadgate. Photo supplied
Gloucester Veterans Golf Club's sponsor Sally Higgins with the winner Garry Threadgate. Photo supplied

Gary Threadgate turned in a great scorecard at the Gloucester Veteran Golf Club's event on Tuesday (October 5).

The event, an Individual Stableford, sponsored by Sally Higgins and attracting 31 men and women veteran golfers was played on the first day of the vets Summer competition getting under way at 8 m an hour earlier than the winter start time. It was a warm early-summer day with very little breeze, just the sort of day to lift the spirits no matter how well (or poorly) you played.

The winner was Gary Threadgate, who amassing an impressive 47 points, a lazy 11 points better than his handicap, might otherwise indicate. An easy eight-points behind was runner up Ian Maggs with an otherwise very respectable 39 points. Two points further back was Phil Hawkins 37 followed by Bob Kirkup and Garry Peters 35, Glyn Rees 34, with Ele Fraser, Col Roser and Peter Wildblood accounting for the last three spots in the ball competition with 33 points.

On Tuesday October 12, Gloucester veteran golfers will be playing an Individual Stableford which doubles as the annual Town versus Country team event, sponsored this year by Anne and Ian Maggs. The following Tuesday there is an Individual Stroke and Putting competition sponsored by Catherine and Denver Webb in the annual "Memories of Bill Radford Day" a close pal of Denver's and a long-time resident of Gloucester and veteran golfer.