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Fitz Open 2017

Mike Sellers became the 2017 Fitzwilliam Champion Golfer with a very creditable 38 points at Royal Worlington on Saturday 8 September.


This was the seventh annual Fitz Open. 29 golfers took part and enjoyed the iconic setting of the Cambridge University golf course which is known as "the best nine hole course in England". Some heavy downpours (including hail) affected scoring as did the wicked slopes on some of the greens.

Peter Bennett with 37 points claimed second place with Richard Newport on 36 points in third place. All the scores are listed below.

The other prizes were as follows:-

Nearest the Pin (5th /14th) - Alan Wood

Nearest the Pin in 2 (3rd/ 12th) - John Uwins

Longest Drive (8th / 17th) - Clive Makin

Four golfers made their debut at a Fitz Golf Society event bringing the total who have played in an at least one event to about 80. The golfers then moved on to college for the Fitz Sports Alumni Dinner where the main speaker was Eddie Butler who also played in the Open.  The main prizes were presented at pre-Dinner Drinks by the Master, Nicky Padfield. 

Mike Sellers success continued into the evening when he also won the "Heads and Tails" competition, receiving a Fitz teddy bear.

Fitz Open Results

Champion Mike Sellers 38

Second Peter Bennett     37

Third Richard Newport 36

4 Ian Hall 34

5 Alan Wood 32

6 Martin Holmes 32

7 John Uwins 32

8 Brian Smith 31

9 Michael Hall 30

10 Martin Butterworth 30

11 Matt Hignell 30

12 Austin Jessop 30

13 Paul Chesney 28

14 Martin Dinkele 28

15 John Coombs 27

16 Graham May 27

17 Bob Barltrop 27

18 David Payling 27

19 Kevin Pickersgill 26

20 Mike Hamment 26

21 Clive Makin 25

22 David Castell 25

Brian Hodge 24 or less

Steve Faull 24 or less

Eddie Butler 24 or less

Colin Dunkerley 24 or less

Imran Rafi 24 or less

Ian Cox 24 or less

John Beer 24 or less

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