GOLF: Farmer a force to be reckoned with at Sudbrook Moor

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Sudbrook Moor Senior Singles Matchplay champion is 84-year-old Pete Farmer who continues to prove each season that he is very much a force on the golf course with which to be reckoned.

Not only is Pete a great singles match player off 15 handicap, giving strokes in every round of the event, but he also has an impressive Pairs’ Betterball record, representing the club in the South Lincolnshire Seniors’ Team Matchplay League, virtually unbeaten in 2015.

In the department of strokeplay, Pete has won all club trophy titles over his career, and last summer he won The Stanborne Shield as Gross Strokeplay Champion for the second consecutive year. He held the title of Senior Golfer of the Year until December 2015.

Ken Wingad took on that mantle from Pete, after the result of the last senior event of the year. Ken looked unstoppable for most of the year and, in fact, with one competition to be played, there was no-one who could catch up with his accumulated Order of Merit score.

Not only is Ken Sudbrook Senior Golfer of the Year, for outstanding strokeplay results, he also tucked under his belt The Singleton Stableford Shield in March and The Millennium 36 Hole Trophy in May.

Senior captain Pete Armstrong is the new holder of The Sudbrook Seniors’ Super Stableford – The SSSS title – played over a span of 10 months with one designated result per month, off championship tees.

Accumulated scores are totalled in an Order of Merit. Pete surged through with a flurry of autumn success to take the November title by five points from Steve Squires who had sat at the top for months, but did not turn out on the last occasion to defend the position.

Other trophies have been won by Joe Green, The Rolfe Shield – Barry Kay, The Gordon High Handicap Trophy – Colin Henfrey, The Olympic Trophy – John Chambers, The Christmas Three Club Challenge – the six month Eclectic, retained for the double achievement of 12 months, by Ted Johnson.

New in office this week are incoming seniors’ captain Graham Mackinder, supported by his vice-captain Dave Guy. The pair will offer yet another colourful and varied annual programme, throughout the seasons, open to all previous participants and all new-comers, for ladies aged 50 years and over and gentlemen of 55 and over.