PLAYGOLF Colchester's Ladies staged their Ladies’ Open Day on a very blustery but dry day.

Ten Essex clubs were represented in teams of three or four players at the event.

The best two stableford scores from each hole counted, with all scores on the par threes producing a possible nett score of 88 points.

The windy conditions did not help the players achieve this but nevertheless, some very respectable scores were recorded.

Stock Brook Manor GC's team of Cherry Clarke, Anne Lewis, Angela Dellar and Playgolf’s Linda Smith won on countback from Benton Hall’s Sue Ward, Bav Munt, Val Cook and Playgolf’s Shirley Birkin, after both teams carded 77 points.

Playgolf’s Gina Macmillan, together with Frinton team Angela Vaughan, Sheran Harding and Claire Vaughan finished third and four points adrift on 73.

The best front nine prize was collected by Woodford Golf Club’s Jackie Shafier, Anne Gibbons, Madeleine Davis and Janet Beck with 37 points.

Colchester’s Carla Holroyd, Sheila Dornan, Gillian Whittle together with Playgolf's Jeanette Shea claimed the best back nine, on 39 points.

Sheena Butler of Benton Hall claimed the nearest the pin at the third hole, while The Essex's Debbie Burnett picked up both the nearest the pin at the 14th and the straightest drive at the 9th.

The raffle raised a sum of £263 for Beacon House Colchester, which was Ladies’ Captain Pauline Jordan’s chosen charity.

The Fantousi brothers retained their title as Playgolf Colchester held their annual Guest Pairs day.

Last year's winners teamed up with Spencer Bond to win with a fine total of 57.3.

There was a large turnout for the guest day, which got underway in great course conditions under a shotgun start.

The large field needed all the available tees with many having as many as three groups waiting to start, with some pretty good golf on show.

John Edgell (20) put in a fine performance to win Playgolf Colchester's Seniors with an 89 (nett 69).

He won division one to receive a one-point cut.

Newcomer Guy Ansell (21) carded a nett 72 to finish second ahead of third-placed David Field (18) who carded a nett 75.

In division two, in-form Robert Few (25) shot a nett 68 to secure a one-point handicap cut.

Peter Hughes (24) was second on countback from Stephen Ashbee (27), after both carded nett 73.