GOLF: Stoke Rochford senior captain and partner win Winter Warmers
Stoke Seniors Winter Warmers competition was a pairs ‘Stokesome’ and the clear winners were seniors captain Mike Nixon and his partner Allan Hayward who returned 43 points.
Second with 38 points on countback were Steve Cullington and Tim Haward and third, also on 38 points, were Eddie Plant and Mick Rance. Five pairs scored 36 points.
After four weeks, Eddie Plant leads overall with 14 points, from Greg Ewart 13 and Mike Nixon 12.
John Martindale became Stoke Rochford seniors singles match play champion when he won on the last hole against Eddie Malloy in a close fought final of the annual knockout competition.
John completed a rare double by adding this title to the pairs knockout championship which he won in late summer with Malcolm Edwards, becoming only the third player to achieve this double.
Neil Hoyle triumphed by three points in the Belton Woods seniors’ Monthly Stableford.
Results: 1 Neil Hoyle 41, 2 George Forbes 38pt, 3 Denny Pang 36, 4 Colin Thornton 35, 5 Bob Clarke 34 ocb, 6 Roger Hanratty 34, 7 Mike Whitington 33 ocb, 8 Pete Stephenson 33 ocb, 9 Tom Rea 33, 10 Colin Musson 32.
The Marshall’s November Monthly Medal was won by Roger Hanratty on countback.
Results: 1 Roger Hanratty 72 ocb, 2 Neil Hoyle 72, 3 Pete Stephenson 73, 4 Mike Whitington 74 ocb, 5 Ken Claxon 74, 6 Dave Hemmings 77, 7 Gary Waterfield 78 ocb, 8 Dave Toule 78, 9 John Williams 79 ocb, 10 Bob Clarke 79.
Sudbrook Moor Tuesday ladies’ annual festive spin-up had a combination of flavours, with a charity aspect of donated wrapped prizes for raffle, the traditional two club and putter challenge, and a half-way house of good cheer and seasonal goodies.
Though some had been practising the selected two club format, along with the day’s ground conditions, the total package was a real test of good golf.
A very special scorecard came from Tuesday newcomer, Zoe Martin with a creditable 31 stableford points, including a front nine score of 18 points. Runner-up was Linda Whittaker on 26, with two steady halves, followed by a two way countback on 23 between third placed Joan Doughty and Maureen Bradford.
The occasion and gathering of many was used to make trophy presentations from a variety of recent competitions. Linda Whittaker received The Bird of the Year Trophy. Maureen Bradford was presented with The Val Howseman 36 hole Trophy, which was one medal and one stableford round, in which Maureen played both rounds in handicap reducing golf.
Amanda Roberts received one of the three Sudbrook Moor Gold Medals, spread across the club, for her best Medal score returned from the all the Saturday ladies’ monthly winners.
The raffle and day’s donations totalled an excellent £60 for the club’s nominated charity, Marie Curie Cancer.