GOLF: Ritchie’s team triumphs in Sudbrook Am-Am

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Sudbrook Moor’s Christmas-flavoured Am-Am was contested on Saturday.

Drawn teams of four ladies and gents, with handicaps spread across the mixed range of 0 to 36, put two stableford scores together and brought in some excellent cards.

Graham Ritchie with his strong team of Paul Brough, Russell Hastie and Chris Wilmot carded 90 points. Runners-up with an excellent 88 were Clair Lowes, Mags McArthur, Brian Cox and Joe Green, one point ahead of third placed Phil Hall, Dan Baker, Mick Lincoln and Malcolm Edwards.

Best front nine, not in the rankings, went to Luke Rickell with Pam Cox, Ian Mason and Kev Turner on 44 points. Best back nine was Michael Green’s team of Alison Reid, Mike Koranski and Andy Newman with 39.



Belton Woods senior November Marshall’s Medal competition was won by Mike Learwood-Griffiths who was eight shots clear.

Results: 1 Mike Learwood-Griffiths net 71, 2 Denny Peng 79, 3 Pat Stanford 80, 4 George Forbes 81, 5 David Toule 82, 6 Colin Thornton 85, 7 Bob Clarke 86, 8 Tom Rea 93, 9 John Williams, 10 Dave Inglis 96.

David Toule was the clear winner by five points in the Monthly Stableford.

Results: 1 David Toule 40, 2 Colin Musson 35, 3 Roger Hanratty 32 ocb, 4 John Bratt 32 ocb, 5 Colin Thornton 32, 6 Roy Adlard 31 ocb, 7 John Williams 31 ocb, 8 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 31, 9 Mike Whitington 30 ocb, 10 Pat Stanford 30.



Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer was a teams-of three-aggregate stableford.

The early starters suffered when heavy rain and hail spoilt their round. By the time most of the late draw went out, the rain had stopped and the back nine was played in good winter sunshine.

Clear winners were Eddie Plant, Alan Dolby and Greg Ewart with 122 points. Runners-up with 99 points were Keith Dugmore, Philip Varley and Ken Taylor, on countback from Brian White, Ray Elsome and Tim Haward.

Overall lead in the series stays with Greg Ewart who opened up the gap to six points, with a total of 21. Brian Ayto has 15, with Alan Dolby, Brian White and Phil White all on 14.

Last week, Mike Palmer holed in one during the Winter Warmers, this week it was the turn of Jim Price who aced the third hole.