Robbie's remarkable golfing hat-trick

Leightons Rhys Richards trophy winners (left to right): Danny Nairne, Terry Wright, Robbie John, Denis Leitch with the trophy, Dave Roberts and Peter Myrants.
Leightons Rhys Richards trophy winners (left to right): Danny Nairne, Terry Wright, Robbie John, Denis Leitch with the trophy, Dave Roberts and Peter Myrants.

When you’re on a roll, make the most of it. And that’s exactly what Leighton Buzzard golf club Vice Captain Robbie John has done, winning in three competitions within the space of a fortnight.

The 68-year old Welshman, who lives in Bletchley, had a handful of lessons with Leighton coach Wayne Hugo to sharpen up his game.

And it appears to have paid off as Robbie helped a six-man Leighton Senior squad retain the coveted Rhys Richards trophy by beating Stowe, Aspley Guise and North Oxford by a 16-point margin.

Danny Nairne, Terry Wright, Denis Leitch, Seniors Captain Dave Roberts and his Vice Peter Myrants made up the team, with Leighton planning to complete a hat-trick of victories when they defend their title at Aspley Guise next year.

Robbie then teamed up with former club President John Preston and Dharm Naveen Diwakar to win Leighton’s annual Pro-Am competition.

Robbie completed his hat-trick by winning the Rushmere Cup with a 38 point haul on Woburn’s Dukes course and for good measure, a prize for being nearest the pin in two on the 18th.