GOLF: Stoke Rochford captaincy changes hands

Stoke Rochford captaincy hand over.
Stoke Rochford captaincy hand over.
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Outgoing Stoke Rochford captain Peter Gill handed over the reins to his successor Gary Skerritt at the club’s annual meeting last Wednesday.

Peter presented Gary with his club sweater and captain’s tie. Gary also had a surprise gift which was a handmade lamp on a nautical theme. Gary also announced that his chosen charity for 2014 will be Prostate Cancer UK.

The evening begun with Peter presenting a cheque for £6381.57 to Oli from the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. In addition, Gift Aid and other donations during the year brought the final total raised to £8,942.57. Peter took the opportunity to thank club members and people outside the club for their amazing support during his year.

Pictured from left – Gary Skerritt and Peter Gill.


Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmers competition was a Texas Scramble with handicap by age.

Winners with 69 points (net 65) were Peter Gill, Barry Coop and John Wright, on countback from Charles Donnison, Ernie Armstrong and Colin Howett. Third with 71 (66) were Don Werner, Ron Kent and Keith Eddy on countback.



Belton Park ladies’ January Stableford was held in extremely bad weather conditions but this did not stop some of the players turning in very good scores.

Sue Mitchell took first place in Silver division with 39 points. Runner-up went to Gill Briggs with 38 and third was Sheila Mason with 37.

In Bronze division, Sue Hall recorded a terrific 41 points to win two clear shots ahead of second-placed Barbara Robinson, who also scored a very creditable 39 points. Lisa White took third place with 36 points.


Belton Park seniors contested The Nick Craft Trophy for the first time and held a yellow ball team competition.

Sixteen teams of three competed, with the following results: 1 Dave Martin, Michael Robinson and John Thompson 107pt, 2 Manny Barker, Shaun Boney and Mike Monaghan 103, 3 Alan Addis, Barrie Stainton and Malcolm Sutton 98.


In the first event of the new seniors’ Super Stableford aggregate competition, played over a 10-month series of Thursday roll-ups, Tony Rose returned the best scorecard off his 20 handicap.

He won with 39 points on countback from 27 handicap Division Four player Mike Dyason and received a handicap cut. Andy Milner was third on 37, followed by John Ronan with 36, and Barry Kay and Pete Farmer both on 33. The day’s CSS was 36.

John Costall collected the twos sweep from a large entry, recording the only birdie of the day on the 12th hole.

l There was an excellent turnout for the Tuesday ladies’ February spin-up stableford, which was followed by their annual review.

Maureen Bradford defied the wintry conditions to card 37 points, ahead of Shirley Gardiner on 36, Sue Chambers 34, and Pam Cox and Trinette Speck 33.