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On course – Grand National winner tees off at Minchinhampton

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Minchinhampton Senior’s Open Competition took place on Tuesday on the Common, with 167 players battling through the blustery and showery conditions.

The 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but this year’s event attacted a large field, including former jockey and double-Grand National winner Carl Llewellyn.

Minchinhampton Old Course Senior's Competition
Grand National-winning jockey Carl Llewellyn tees off in the Minchinhampton Old Course Senior’s Competition on Tuesday. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

John Crouch, from Shrivenham Park Golf Club, won nearest pin on the 16th hole with a hole in one.

Minchinhampton Old Course Senior's Competition
Starter Eric Davis (left) with Chris Old, Club Captain.

Seniors Open 2021 Results

Overall Winner: Robert Clancy(20) – Rodway Hill GC. Division 1: 1st: Alan Dangerfield(4) – OC; 2nd: Andrew Taylor(ll) – Cirencester GC; 3rd: Peter Harris(7) – Ogbourne St George GC; 4th: Colin Parsons(10) – Copswood Grange GC.

Division 2: 1st: Paul Giles(13) – OC; 2nd: Colin Walker(15) – OC; 3rd: Geoff Frankcom(17) – Bath GC; 4th: Peter Iles(15) – Players GC.

Division 3: 1st: Richard Powell (21) – OC; 2nd: Wayne Bonne (25) – Cirencester GC; 3rd: Christopher Townsend(16) – Pyle & Kenfig GC; 4th: Gerry Weaver (19) – OC.

Minchinhampton Old Course Senior's Competition
Sorting out the admin: Competition Secretary Jack Rose and former Lady President Eve Clements.

Over 70s: 1st: Terry Allen (23) – OC; 2nd: Richard Hollick (14) – OC; 3rd: Trevor Ruthers (14) – OC; 4th: John Giles(15) – OC.

Over 80s: Victor Watkins (16) – The Vale GC.

Nearest pin: Third hole (in two) Keith Hughes(16) – Cirencester GC; Eighth hole: Geoff Frankcom(17) – Bath GC; 10th hole: Alan Dangerfield(4) – OC; 14th hole: Trevor Ruthers (14) OC; 16th hole: John Crouch (19) – Shrivenham Park GC (HOLE IN ONE).

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