PLAYGOLF Colchester's men's vice-captain Dean Rainbird teamed up with Bernard Martin to win the Playgolf Mullis Cup qualifier.

Swindle captain Rainbird (17) and Martin (27) scored an incredible total of 51 points, playing off 90 per cent handicap.

The devastating duo used the additional run on the drying fairways and judged the undulating greens to perfection.

It helped them card an unbelievable two-over par gross 72, to win the competition by a stretch.

Runners-up Mick Farr (ten) and Miguel Ruiz (20) must have felt they had done enough when they walked to the clubhouse, after carding 46 points.

Mark Rolfe (22) and Tim Bailey (25) recorded another great score of 43 points but it pales in comparison with the top-two spots.

A large field took to the golf course in perfect conditions to compete in the Playgolf Ladies’ May Medal.

Paula Smith took the honours in division one with a one-over Competition Scratch Score (CSS) of nett 74.

She was four shots ahead of her nearest rival, Judith Peeling on nett 78 while Sally Pettit was third (nett 80).

Division two was very close with Pauline Jordan equalling the CSS with her nett 73.

Linda Marshall scored nett 74 to take second place from Rosalind Scott in third on nett 75.

Playgolf Colchester Seniors enjoyed a golf fun day, in superb course conditions.

The section were competing in a newly-introduced set of fun-day competitions organised by senior captain, Steve Dale.

He is ringing the changes this year and players are enjoying these light-hearted events.

The day saw teams competing in Three-Ball Waltz format, which had teams of three take part.

The format saw only one of the squad score on the first hole, two scores count on the second and all three on the third, continuing through the round.

The team of Will Elder, Cliff Sturley and Tony Millington waltzed their way to victory, scoring an impressive 74 stableford points.

Second place on countback were Stephen Peeling, Des McCarron and Alan Cole with 73 points with the team of John Cashman, Guy Ansell and club president Len Cole in third.