GOLF: Sneesby and Streeter triumph in Belton Woods mixed event
Belton Woods Golf Club’s Good Friday mixed competition was won by the pairing of Colin Sneesby and Tracey Streeter.
Colin and Tracey triumphed by a single point with 43, one ahead of Bruce and Becky Foster who were second on countback from Jackie Wilson and Neil Robertson. Paul and Lesley Perrin were a further point adrift in fourth place.
Nearest the pin prize for men went to Ian Williams, whilst Jane O’Reilly was the pick of the ladies. Anne Meadows executed the longest ladies’ drive, and the men’s best was struck by Matt Haynes.
Prizes were of an Easter theme.
l The men’s London Pride medal was held on the Lakes Course on Easter Sunday and turned out to be another successful day for Bruce Foster.
Results: Division One – 1 Bruce Foster 85-12=73, 2 Glen Cooper 86-12=74, 3 Rob Palframan 81-7=74; Division Two – 1 Tony Stapleton 87-13=74, 2 Michael Jamison 95-20=75, 3 John Gill 89-13=76.
Belton Woods seniors’ captain Pat Stanford enjoyed his first team victory of the season with a convincing performance over Rutland County.
Belton Woods 6½
Rutland County 1½
Results: Pat Stanford and Phil Turrel won 1 up, Colin Musson and Ken Claxon won 3&2, Dave Toule and Les Vine halved, Colin Thornton and Peter Bishop won 4&3, John Williams and Pete Stephenson won 8&7, George Forbes and John Sabin won 3&2, Ian Nisbet and John Browne lost 2&1, Gordon Scott and Mick Hall won 5&4.
Ten pairs played in The Chandler Bowl competition, a Stableford Betterball off 3/4 handicap, on a very blustery Wednesday.
In first place were Judy Rawson and Cate Cullington with 39 points, whilst runners-up with 30 points were Ruth Greenfield and Sue Booth.
Seniors captain Mike Nixon’s team to play the vice-captain Graham Manton’s team comprised of 11 previous seniors’ captains plus three previous club captains and the current club captain.
They were vyving for the pleasure of handing over the Turkey Cup to the losers.
On the day, it was the vice-captain’s team who prevailed, winning by five games to three with some sparkling individual performances from Brian Ayto and Phil White.
l The long running Seniors’ Winter League came to its conclusion when in the play-off final Brian White and Eddie Plant triumphed by 4&3 against brother Phil White and his partner Ken Taylor. Brian added the League victory to his Winter Warmers triumph earlier in the month, with Phil again in the runners-up spot.