Thursday December 05
The County Championship took place Sunday, 14th July at Glen Gorse Golf Club with 10 Cosby members taking part. Dave Gibson wins for the 10th time, and made it 3 wins in a row.
On a very hot day, scoring wasn’t easy and after the morning round, Cosby’s Nick Jelly was lying 3rd with a great 1 under par 71, Jake Cartwright, one of our talented juniors, had a level par 72, with Dave lying 10th with one over 73.
However, the thought of one or two of his County Under 18’s squad finishing better than him spurred him on, and he fired a 2 under par 70, holding a good 8 footer down hill on the last to get into a play off with the Leicestershire’s Richard Wale. Having won the County Championship for the past 2 years both in play offs, Dave finished off with a birdie on the 1st extra hole to clinch the title. Cosby member Chris Jones caddied for Dave all day and did a sterling job, no doubt keeping him cool in more ways than one!
This was Dave’s 10th title over 20 odd years, what a feat.
Cosby also won the Corah Shield (best 3 scores from any Club) on local rule from The Leicestershire. The Shield will be on display in clubhouse when it has a clean! - Its rather large and not terribly pretty, but very prestigious. Cosby’s counting scores were Dave’s 73,70, Nick Jelly with 71, 74 and Jake Cartwright with 72, 74. The Club will now represent Leicestershire & Rutland in the English Champion Club Tournament which will take place in September in Bournemouth, Dorset. So if anyone wants to come and support the team please get in touch.
The top 16 from the County Championship qualify for the County Matchplay title (“Wykes Bowl”) and whilst Dave isn’t playing, we have Coby Cartwright, Jake Cartwright, Nick Jelly and
James Billingham taking part, with Luke Burrows unfortunately losing out for a spot in a sudden death playoff. The Wykes Bowl takes place at Lutterworth GC on Sat & Sun. 27th and 28th July—Coby plays at 9.58, Jake at 10.05 Nick at 10.12, and James at 10.19. Why not go along to support?
There are 3 England Golf County Finals all played in September and Dave will be in all 3. The first will be the Individual Championship at Woodhall Spa when he will represent Leicestershire & Rutland as County Champion, the second is the English Champion Club the following weekend representing the Club, and the last weekend he (together with James Billingham), is part of the County Team who represent the Midlands in the English County Finals at Minchinhampton—What a month and what a feat.
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