GOLF: Williams and Bond win final round of Belton Woods Winter Pairs
Held on the Lakes course, Belton Woods’ Betterball strokeplay competition was the eighth and final round of the Winter Pairs League.
The top eight teams from both Divisions One and Two will now progress into the Matchplay knockout stages to be held over the next couple of weeks.
Winners on the day with net 64 were R. Williams and A. Bond. Runners-up were D. Woods and C.Tansley, also with 64, whilst S. Hall and R. Vine were third with 65.
Despite playing some great golf over the weeks, and on the final day an incredible putt from off the green for a two from Chris White, both he and his partner, former captain Ian Williams, missed out by the tightest of margins on the final Division Two qualifying position after losing on countback..
Winners of the Twos Competition were John Harrison, Steve Hall, Nick Watson, Darren Woods and Chris White.
Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer this week was a Texas Scramble played in the most difficult cold and wet conditions.
Winners with 66 (net 60.7) were Ron Kent, Charles Donnison, Mick Thornton and Roger Nicholls. Second with 68 (62.7) were Alan Church, Dave Wilkins and Ernie Armstrong, Greg Ewart, Phil White and Graham Manton were third with 69 (63.3).
Eddie Plant retains his overall lead on 39 points, and Alan Dolby and Greg Ewart shared second place with 35 apiece. Seventy-nine players have competed.
Two ‘Slack Gobleteers’ now share the lead with 11 singles – Don Werner and Brian Keightley, six others have 10 single points.
The new series of Sudbrook Moor’s monthly Rainbow stablefords was warmly supported last weekend with a turnout of 41 across the whole membership, juniors, ladies, gents and seniors.
Twenty-eight handicap Leigh Ecuyer who has become involved in the competition scene over the past six months, stormed home with a scorecard of 49 points, amounting to nine below CSS and a brand new handicap of 24.3. Leigh’s stableford card had a front nine score of 24 points and a back nine of 25.
Also in Handicap Category 4-6 was 15-year-old runner-up Joseph Ablewhite who played beautiful golf to register 25 points out and 23 homeward, totalling 48. His reward was a new handicap of 24.5, which has been his goal since joining the Gents’ Handicap Scheme, and starting golf at the club’s junior coaching class.
Barry Pogson was the best of the lower handicap bracket, with a card of 44 points, and he too moves downward from 18.6 to 17.4. Allan Griggs, Dave Sharples and Jonathon Oxby all shared fourth place on 42 points. Steve Jessop and Orlando Pabunan both returned 41 points, and Steve Davis 40.
The twos sweep was shared four ways, with Colin Henfrey recording two, one on hole number three and another on 12, Jonathon Oxby on the 12th, and Ronie Alipio on hole six.
Top of the running Rainbow aggregate after two events is Jonathon Oxby with a stableford total of 83, from a group on 80 points, namely Orlando Pabunan, Allan Griggs and Steve Jessop. Then, on 79, Barry Rohland, with plenty of the field in the 70s – Steve Davis, Jeff Ward, Jason Turner, Dave Sharples, Keith Moore, Judith Hutton and Chris Wilmot.