GOLF: Close finish to Stoke Rochford seniors Winter Warmer

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Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmers competition produced a very close finish with only five points separating the top seven teams.

Played as an Am-Am in teams of four or three with a sleeper, winners with 114 points on countback were Peter Gill, Les Cooper and Eddie Malloy, with Trevor Harvey their sleeper.

Runners-up, also with 114 points, were Barrie Griffin, Barry Gaunt and Tim Haward, with Malcolm Edwards their sleeper. Third on countback with 112 were John Martindale, Ron Kent and Duncan Bennett, with Peter Gill their sleeper.

Alan Dolby, who has been Winter Warmers champion four times in the past eight years, ominously this week with only three rounds remaining moved into a one point lead on 48 points, with Phil White, on 47, the only realistic challenger.

Brian Ayto has 38 points and another four players have 37. Eighty-five seniors have competed in at least one round of the competition.



Belton Woods seniors February Monthly Stableford Trophy was competed for by a field of 35.

John Sabin emerged victorious with a two-point lead over Mike Whitington.

Results: 1 John Sabin 41pt, 2 Mike Whitington 39, 3 Tony Turner 35 ocb, 4 Richard James 35, 5 Les Vine 35, 6 Mike Learwood Griffiths 34 ocb, 7 Roger Hanratty 34 ocb, 8 Peter Bishop 34, 9 Tom Rea 33 ocb, 10 Pat Stamford 33.


Reigning Sudbrook Moor gents’ champion Pete Martin added the new Ace of the Year competition title to his resume at the weekend.

Pete won the stableford event with a card of 42 points, two under CSS, to reduce his handicap to 5.9. He scored on 17 holes, with a front nine of 42 and returning with 40.

Runner-up with 41 was Ian Reah, out in 20 back in 21. He was cut to 15.5.

Caroline Davis, Keith Maclachlan and Yvonne Geach shared third prize, all on 39 points, with Caroline the best of the three with a back nine of 20.

The two pot was shared by Amanda Roberts, Keith Maclachlan, Bruce Macfarlane, Nigel Corby, Pete Martin and Jan Pearson.