GOLF: Sudbrook Moor’s ‘A Team’ love it when a plan comes together

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Seven years ago, Sudbrook Moor’s A Team made a progressive step from the county’s Nine Hole Golf Club League to the South Lincolnshire Scratch League.

Since then, they have twice been runners-up in the five-club league in which eight fixtures are played on a home and away basis.

This season the team has dug a little deeper to make their mark amongst the bigger, established clubs, and 2014 skipper Bruce MacFarlane has built up the commitment and confidence to bring a winning formula that has brought them to the top of the First Team Third Division.

They finished five Order of Merit points ahead of nearest rivals South Kyme.

Promotion to the Second Division in 2015 will see Sudbrook Moor takiing on Boston, Burghley Park, Gedney Hill, Toft Hotel and Greetham Valley.

Sudbrook Moor’s A Team are from left, back – Neil Baker, James Sergeant, Simon Green, Phil Hall, Pete Martin and Rob Keddie; front – Michael Green, Josh Smith, Nigel Corby, Bruce MacFarlane, Graham Ritchie, Martin Corby and Keith Maclachlan.

BELTON WOODS

Belton Woods staged its annual Allan Wright Memorial Am-Am Charity Day on its Lakes Course.

The two teams of four (any combination) took part in a stableford competition on what was a glorious September day. The competition rewarded the winners with golf breaks at other De Vere venues with prizes awarded down to and including the 10th placed team.

The winning fourball team was made up of John Harrison, Robert Spencer, Alan Howe and Richard Crowther.

Ten on-course prizes were also awarded for both ladies’ and men’s entrants, with golf shop

vouchers to the value of £50 each.

The organisers and Julia Wright would like to express thanks to everyone who supported the day in memory of Allan. A total in excess of £2,000 was raised for the Lincs and Notts Air

Ambulance.

l Belton Woods ladies’ teams have come out on top in their respective leagues.

Often up against some tough opposition and not always in the most clement weather conditions, the A and B Teams have secured promotion to Division Two and Three respectively.

A Team captain Trudi Galloway and B Team skipper Heidi Rees were both thrilled and expressed their thanks to all their team members, and are already looking to next season’s higher level of competition.

BELTON PARK

Belton Park played host to the 2014 Women’s County Finals last week.

Played over five days under the auspices of England Golf, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire had reached the finals via regional qualifers.

They played each other in a round robin format, with each match consisting of three foursomes and six singles.

Hampshire became the new England women’s county champions as torrential rain washed out the final day’s singles, winning their morning foursomes 3-0 to maintain their unbeaten record and secure the trophy.

Final placings: 1 Hampshire 5pt, 2 Hertfordshire 3½, 3 Yorkshire 3, 4 Lincolnshire 2, 5 Buckinghamshire 1½, 6 Gloucestershire 0.

England Golf president Ray Saunders thanked Belton Park for a “truly wonderful golf course and fantastic hospitality”.

C Team

Stoke Rochford 1½

Belton Park 4½

Belton Park names first – Tony Davies and David Capindale halved with Owen McHugh and Peter Gill, Ian Carroll and Ben Bayliss beat Keith Dugmore and Harry Larsen 2&1, Dick Short and Martin Kelby beat Trevor Harvey and Eddie Malloy 2&1, Andy Stepney and Keith Smith beat Ben Boot and Ken Taylor 2&1, Dave Wing and Simon Denton beat Stan Clough and Phil White 5&4, Gary Taylor and Ivor Samways lost to Dave Doncaster and David Hamilton 1 down.

Other results: John Peberdy Am-Am – 1 Steve Brook, Paul Roper, Chris Burns and Nigel Harris 91pt, 2 Simon and Richard Tomlinson, Brian and Pete McKeown 88, 3 Matt and Chris Haynes, Sam Pigott and Brian Robinson 88, 4 Colin Powell, Ross Overton, Ben Lilley and Tom Cooper 88; Albert Bellamy – 1 Andy and Joy Stepney 41, 2 John and Anna Clark 40, 3 Richard Brighton and Jane Renfrew 40.

STOKE ROCHFORD

Seniors

There was a most extraordinary final round of this year’s Stoke Rochford Seniors’ Trophy competition.

With the best three scores to count from the six rounds played during the summer months, high scoring in the final round saw the top three players in the table after five rounds just swept aside with none of them finishing in the top four.

In this sixth round, Brian Nightingale repeated his fifth round score of 42 points to win the day, with Eddie Malloy and Brian White both scoring 40 points. White’s round included an eagle two on the 14th hole.

Overall winner and trophy champion for 2014 is Brian Nightingale with 117 points. Eddie Malloy was runner-up with 116, Eddie Plant third with 112, and Keith Dugmore narrowly missed out with 111.

Stoke Rochford 4½

Lincoln (Torksey) 3½

Barry Coop and Tim Haward won 4&3, Mike Nixon and Greg Ewart won 5&4, Ken Taylor and Brian Ayto halved, Roland Slack and John Wright won 2&1, Phil Hewes and Charles Scott lost 4&3, Chris Woof and Don Werner lost 4&3, Mike Rance and Ray Elsome lost 3&2, Don Clements and Roger Smith won 4&3.