SOME steady golf helped Charley Hatley triumph in the ladies’ Charles Bland Cup, at Colchester Golf Club.

The talented 17-year-old never shot more than a bogey on the rest of her holes to win by two comfortable shots.

The nine handicapper won with a four under par nett 68, after birdieing three out of the four par-five holes.

Colchester GC ladies also played the Long Handicap Cup, a competition which is now in its 79th year.

It was won by Janet Wilson who from her 36 handicap rattled home with a nett 64.

Wilson, at the opposite end of her playing career to Hatley, was born the year after this competition was first played, showing the breadth of the present ladies section.

In the Charles Bland Cup, Maureen Devenish (17) returned 70 to secure second place and Heather Dennis (21) took third from Bee Pertwee (18) and Bridget Whitworth (15), with both players returning 73 nett.

In the Long Handicap Cup, Daphne Bloomfield (31) returned 69 to take second spot from the ladies’ captain, Renate Clarke (28) who had a 70.

Colchester GC's men played a Multiplication Stableford where the best two scores were multiplied at each hole.

Robert Jones (10), Rob James (11) and Steve Freeman (11) won the competition with a score of 111.

The ninth and the 13th were the holes that made the difference, with them scoring 12 points on each.

In second place with 107 points was Jess Woodall (8), Richard Hayes (10) and Kris Law (8) with the family Williams, Colin (16), Joe (5) and Ben (5) sharing third with Ian Parry (6), Ian Devenish (12) and John Dornan (6) both teams on 103 each.

Janet and Lorrie Austin won the Turner Cup, with 37 points.

In a competition for blood relations or married couples tensions are often high but peace reigned with Carol and Alan Irvine finishing second on 36 points.

Sharon and Peter Manby finished a point behind, in third.

Colchester GC's Mens’ Veterans are gradually clawing their way back into respectability following a 6½-1½ win at home over Frinton.

It brings their tally in friendly matches so far this year to won five and lost seven, with one drawn.

Colchester’s professionals are having a good year on the East Region PGA circuit.

Chris Cutchie made an eagle on his final hole to tie first spot in the South Herts Pro-Am.

He also led in in the winning team with massive score of 25 under par.

Both Cutchie and Mark Baker are available for lessons at Colchester Golf Club on 01206 853396.