Sue’s fine form continues with success in the Millgate Trophy

SUE Booth’s hot run of form has continued at Saddleworth Golf Club with victory in the Millgate Trophy.

Weeks after Sue’s win in Mr Captain’s Prize, a major, came the latest triumph in the mixed open with Carl Davidson.

Sue and Carl holding the Millgate Trophy with captain Dean Jagger, president Dave Pullen and lady captain Anne Walsh

But it was a nerve-jangling success as three pairs returned the same medal score of 67.6.

Sue and Carl took top spot after a card play off against runners-up, husband and wife Lee and Tracey Rowbotham while third were Linda Newman and Tony Isaacs.

Sue, 63, from Diggle explained: “It was exciting and unbelievable to have three pairs on the same score.

“We weren’t expecting to win as there were some very good players in the field, but did so on a back nine hole card play off.”

Sue, who had not played in the Millgate for several years, also revealed it was the first time she and Carl had partnered one another in a golf competition.

“Carl was looking for somebody to partner and that is how it came about. And luckily we gelled and played well together,” she explained.

Carl, who plays off 20, lives in Failsworth and works for Housing Units.

After her win in Mr Captain’s Prize, Sue attributed her success to having lessons from new Saddleworth professional Andy Earlam.

It was only seven years ago that Sue turned to golf as tennis had always been her sport as she played for Tame Valley.

But she has become so immersed with golf that she has now stopped playing tennis.

And now having almost fully retired from working in the family engineering firm, Sue is hoping to have even more time to devote to her golf.

Sue had achieved success as she has already won two other majors, Lady Captain’s Prize and the Committee Cup, a singles knockout.

And she has also set herself a target of reducing her handicap to 18 by the end of the season. She was cut from 20 to 19 after her victory in Mr Captain’s Prize.

 

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