Dom battles the nerves to squeak Weston Turville’s singles title

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At this time of the year the finals of knockout competitions come thick and fast at Weston Turville, the culmination of hard fought and nailbiting matches throughout the year.

The men’s singles final featured five handicapper Dom Iannone against the vice captain Colin Saggers, and it was obvious that nerves were going to play a big part in the match.

The front nine holes were mainly halved with Iannone taking a one-hole advantage.

But nerves took over as both players went out of bounds at the 11th hole. Iannone took charge with a great iron shot at the 16th to go two-up, but then threw away the advantage at the 17th with a poor drive.

The last hole probably typified the match, with both players reaching the green in regulation, but then three putting, Saggers’ effort just missing to take the match to extra holes.

A relived Iannone took the trophy having just missed out the year before. The doubles title went to the father son pairing of Alan and Greg Waite who won in emphatic style after one of the opponents could not play in the match.

Kathy Horabin took the ladies’ title in a very tight match against Viv Martyn.