Jacobs cracks it at Muswell Hill

Photographer David Jacobs proved himself a real cracker on the links when he compiled an astonishing 43 Stableford points to win the Phil Sheldon Trophy in the SJA’s autumn golf day at Muswell Hill yesterday.

Jacobs, the former proprietor of the Action Images picture agency, left the 20-strong field floundering in his wake as he won by 10 points from cricket writer Richard Rae.

In third place with 32 points was defending champion Patrick Eagar, while the winner of the guests’ section was Peter Nunn, a guest of snapper Hugh Routledge who completed 18 holes less than two months after undergoing a hip replacement.

Not surprisingly with so many points in the bag, Jacobs also scooped the team prize in harness with Peter Luck and guest Don Cave — their total of 78 points seeing them home by 10 points from Eagar, Chester Stern and Kevin Price who were second on a countback from Routledge, Nunn and Robert Halter.

Other prize winners on the day were Cave and Matt Emery (second and third in the guests’ section), Rae for nearest the pin at the 12th and Stern for the longest drive on the 17th.

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