GOLF: Stoke Rochford captain Carol is best of Early Birds

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Stoke Rochford ladies’ section Early Birds Stableford competition was played off a 7/8 allowance.

Winner was lady captain Carol Hamilton with 33 points. Runner-up was Sue Booth with 31 points, on countback from Doris Kent.


The seniors winter warmer was a pairs betterball stableford played on the cards of randomly drawn ‘other courses’.

Jim Price and Eddie Malloy came out on top, scoring 46 points on the card of Weald-of-Kent Golf Club. Second with 44 points, playing Ashford Manor, Surrey, were Alan Dolby and Brian White.

With five pairs scoring 43 points, countback went down to the best last hole and put Greg Ewart and Malcolm Edwards in third place on Fynn Valley, Suffolk, ahead of Ernie Armstrong and Tom Keegan fourth on Alsager GC, Cheshire.


Claire Lowes, Jack Williams and Nigel Corby were the best of the whole club field on March Medal Day, winning their respective categories.

Claire recorded a two under CSS ladies’ scorecard, Jack was best junior, and Nigel had the best gents’ net and gross score.

Runners-up by one shot were Judith Hutton and Jim Garriock, with Joseph Ablewhite second to Jack. The twos pot was shared by Steve Davis, Claire Lowes and Judith Hutton.

Other prize winners: ladies – Diane Leslie; gents’ Cat 1-3 – Aiden Hotchin, Ian Mason, Neil Baker; Cat 4 – Barry Pogson, Andy Harris, Malcolm Edwards, Colin Henfrey.

l Tony Sealey won the Super Stableford Day on seniors’ Thursday, played off championship tees.

He clinched the Singleton Trophy with his scorecard of 35 points, on countback from Colin Henfrey and John Costall.


Belton Park held its much delayed Autumn Mixed Open on Sunday.

It was postponed several times due to flooding and severe weather conditions before Christmas.

Result: 1 Colin Bayliss and Trish Crichton 42pt ocb, 2 Doug and Mo Poole 42, 3 Paul and Lesley Perrin 41.

The club’s Irish Three Ball Texas Scramble took place on Saturday.

Winners were M. Sutton, C. Burns and N. Harris with a gross score of 59 shots, resulting in net 57.545. Runners-up were C. Mason, A. Noble and G. Begy with net 57.550, and K. Smith, C. Fennel and J. Taylor were third with 59.68.