Wyboston Lakes Golf Club is situated just South of St Neots in Cambridgeshire, close to the A1. The Seniors Section is open to anyone over 55, and has a mixed male and female membership. Currently the Senior Section has around 100 members and has competitions on Wednesday mornings. In addition to the normal meetings, there are numerous inter-club competitions and special days organised through the year.
New members are always welcome. We can be contacted by writing to us at Wyboston Lakes Golf Club, or calling or popping into the Pro Shop
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Harris Thornhill Trophy
Monday, 26th July 2021
The sunshine was the only thing that ‘shone’ on the Men’s team during this years Battle of the Sexes. The Ladies had a resounding victory of 4 ½ to 1 ½, Queen Boudica (Anne H.) leading her ladies from the front with a resounding 5/4 win in her match. Although there were some questions asked about her playing partner, Jimena Biles but in today's ‘liberated’ society who’s to say who’s what gender!
I will be investigating how much Anne paid the greenkeepers to get the yellow tees put so far back, that in places the men could have been playing off the white tees!
Having jokingly said all that, once again it was a most enjoyable competition, played in the manner it was originally intended, both teams wanting to win but played with fun. The day was topped off by another very enjoyable lunch, served by restaurant staff who seem to take great pleasure in waiting on us ‘old duffers’.
At least the men had the compensation of winning the 2 N.T.P’s. Ron H. won the 3rd and David G. the 13th
As the instigator of this ‘fun’ competition back in 2005, I’d like to thank all those who took part and I look forward to hopefully the men giving a better account of themselves next year.
Bert Crowe Memorial Trophy
Wednesday, 21st July
What a lovely day! Some would say” it’s too hot for me” but it was preferable to cold wet weather. Thirty nine players battled their way round and there were some very good scores recorded. Congratulations to Jim Biles who registered a magnificent 38 points, not enough to put him in amongst the prizes but very good never the less. Congratulations to Dicky Lanigan, the winner of The Bert Crowe Trophy with 44 points.
18 people stayed for the lunch, which again was very enjoyable, thanks to all the staff involved. Unfortunately only one of the 6 place winners was present at the lunch, this is very unfortunate and it detracts from the ‘theatre’ of the event, and no photographs to record the winner. This situation must be addressed or we will loose the whole point of presentation events.
Wyboston Seniors (Home) vs Pavenham Seniors
Wednesday, 14th July
Six pairs from each club contested the match and unfortunately Wyboston lost 2 ½ to 3 ½ , closer than originally forecast because Pavenham are formidable golfers.
The weather was good, slightly breezy but warm, for a welcome change the breeze was coming from behind on the 8th, 17th and 18th. The course is slowly returning to it’s best but our relatively slow greens (compared to Pavenham greens) caused our visitors a lot of problems. The glove will be on the other hand when we visit Pavenham in September!
The lunch of Hunter Chicken etc proved a great success, with many players commenting on how enjoyable it was. The staff at Wyboston are currently looking after us well and it’s such a good feeling to get back to socialising before and after the golf. Long may it last.
This match was the first in my memory where we’ve not had a Wyboston lady playing in our team. I know there were reasons for this but ladies, you were sadly missed, your participation is a vital part of what makes Wyboston Seniors such an enjoyable place to be. Please keep an eye open for the match entry sheets, there are 3 on the notice board now for matches during August, please sign up
Ron (Captain on the Day).
Wednesday, 23rd June
Wyboston Seniors win back the Lakes Trophy from Lakeside Lodge GC in a 5 1/2 to 1/2 victory. The weather was perfect and the course was in good condition. The Wyboston team did a great job not losing any of the games. The Lakes Trophy, missing one handle and the last engraving but nicely polished, was presented by Lakeside Captain John Riches to Acting Captain David Gough.
Wednesday, 16th June
The Rest-of-the-World team sweep to victory
On a beautiful summers day, 10 teams contested the 2021 Cyder Cup and what a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. The course is slowly returning to a good condition although there are still a couple of greens that leave a bit to be desired, ‘work in progress’.
It was good to see 23 players staying for the lunch after the match, this is what the Senior section is all about. Not just the golf but an interaction between people socialising and having a ‘good time’. We need more of this following the various lockdowns.
Thanks must go to Tom Greaves who once again organised the event and it went off without a hitch (much like the swan, serene on top, paddling like hell underneath), well done Tom.
The Rest of the World won the day, captained by Ron Harris who lost his match to ‘deadly Dave’ (David Gough) who never missed a fairway, while Ron rarely found a fairway!!
Thanks must also go to Wyboston Lakes staff who provided a very enjoyable lunch and were also on hand to serve drinks when required.
This is the second consecutive year that the Rest of the World have won the cup. Come on England, otherwise you could finish up like the England cricket team or even the football team!
Ron Harris. Rest of the World Captain