GOLF: Competition well supported at Sudbrook Moor
Despite the variety of challenging weather and ground conditions, the whole competition scene across the club has been busy and brilliantly supported at Sudbrook Moor of late.
The Tuesday Ladies enjoyed a pairs format in which the winning duo were Linda Whittaker with Maureen Bradford. Tuesday’s runners-up were Hnin Shein with Diane Leslie. Margaret White with Shirley Lane-Gilhesby finished third, from Sue Chambers with Jan Machin, and Joan Alton with Sheila Cuthill.
l The main club competed in their Midweek Roll-Up Stableford and Steve Davis maintained his form, with exceptionally good winter scoring. Steve carded 38 points, 20 points out and 18 back, and credited himself the entire twos sweep. Phil Hall’s 36 points included a back back score of 22 points. Andrew Green recorded 35 points, Ian Burridge 34, and Allan Griggs 34, whilst Judith Hutton was best lady with 36.
l Barry Kay was truly delighted and surprised with his winning score of three over SSS in the monthly Seniors Individual Medal, which was one over CSS and the only handicap reduction of the field. One shot behind were Pete Armstrong, in Category Three, and 26 handicap Tony Hall.
A further two shots adrift were was 24 handicap John Ronan, and then an excellent run of Category Four players – Joe Green, Harry Cruickshank and Melvin Claricoats. Good scores in Category Three followed them, returned by Bob Watson and Roy Nelson.
l The Senior Winter Eclectic is led by Ted-John Johnson, whilst Mick Massingham leads the Seniors’ Super-Stableford.
Daniel Reidy leads the Main Club Winter Eclectic, a running table of all qualifying scores, from Paul Burrell and Andy Newman. Last year’s title holder, Keith Moore is 10 shots behind but has nine events in which to catch up.
Ronie Alipio has dominated The 2016 Sword of Achievement since the first event.
The fourth in the series of Belton Park seniors’ Stableford Competitions took place over the Brownlow Course on a very frosty morning, with 33 brave souls taking up the challenge.
Scores on the day were excellent with many of the positions being decided on countback.
Clive Goode, playing in his first competition with the seniors, took first place with 40 points; the coaching from club pro Mike Timson has obviously given him a good start to his year.
Results: Clive Goode 40pt, David Dobney 40, Roy Smith 39, Norman Halliday 39; front 9 – Mike Collins 21, back 9 – John Clarke 20.
Stoke Rochford ladies and seniors played their annual mixed competition in a pairs format – a lady and a senior with both scores to count.
Winners were Brian White and June Miller with 70 points. Runners-up on countback were Don Werner and Judy Rawson with 67 points, with Greg Ewart and Carol Hamilton in third place.
Belton Woods gents’ Individual Stableford competition was held on the Lakes course and, despite the inclement weather, some great scores were recorded.
Results: Division One – 1 John Harrison 40pt, 2 Keith Aiton 32, 3 Bruce Foster 31; Division Two – 1 Master Elliot Kane 43, 2 Master Ben Lord 41, 3 David Richardson 40; Twos Competition – J. Lynn, A. Hayes, R. Connelly.
It was pleasing to see both Elliot and Ben doing well, just two of the many promising junior members within the club, with much credit going to club professional Iain Fulton and his team for their endless work in guiding, coaching and encouraging these youngsters.
l Played in a Betterball Matchplay format, the quarter-finals of the Pairs Winter League knockout competition have been played.
Results: Division One winners – D. Woods and C. Tansley, R. Vine and S. Hall, A. Williams and L. Williams, J. Earl and R. Kidd; Division Two winners – L. Shotliffe and J. Lamb, S.Watson and T. Bridges, D. Mackey and J. Mackey, C. Copley and G. Dyer.
A weather forecast of rain had its effect as only 20 members turned out to compete in the February monthly Stableford, in which Colin Thornton emerged victorious.
Results: 1 Colin Thornton 36, 2 Tony Slipper 33, 3 Norman Tidy 32, 4 Ken Claxon 31 ocb, 5 Pete Stephenson 31 ocb, 6 Dave Toule 31, 7 Mike Whitington 30 ocb, 8 Gary Waterfield 30, 9 Bob Clarke 29, 10 Colin Musson 28.
Played in cold, wet conditions, the Marshalls February Monthly Medal saw 18 seniors in attendance, with Gary Waterfield taking the glory.
Results: 1 Gary Waterfield 75 net, 2 Neil Hoyle 77, 3 Bob Privett 78 ocb, 4 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 78 ocb, 5 Ken Claxon 78, 6 Pete Stephenson 79, 7 Colin Thornton 83 ocb, 8 Dave Inglis 83, 9 Mike Whitington 85, 10 Colin Musson 88.