GOLF: Stoke Rochford senior Dolby is champ for fifth time

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For the fifth time in nine years, Alan Dolby became Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmers champion with an overall total of 57 points over the 20 rounds.

Runner-up with 52 points was Phil White, and Brian White was third on 45.

Other prize winners: 4 Brian Ayto 43, 5 Ron Kent 42, 6 Mike Palmer 41, 7 Eddie Plant 41.

Colin Howett won the Slack Goblet for the most single points over the 20 weeks by having a better last competition card than his nearest rival for the trophy.

Winner of the final round of the competition, which was an individual stableford, was Tom Keegan who scored 39 points, pushing Charles Donnison into second place on countback. In third place was Brian White with 37 points.

In the final of the Seniors’ Winter League play-offs, Keith Dugmore and Mike Graves won 3&2 against Ron Kent and John Martindale.


Belton Park Gents’ Midweek Stableford was won by Derek Sloss with 37 points.

A point adrift in second place was Danny Coyle.

Winner of the Cranwell Cup was Richard Stober with 84-18=66.

Runner-up with 78-12=66 was Gary Long and John Kelly (90-23=67) was third, ahead of Andrew Doubleday on 83-15=68.

Lowest gross on the day was Bob Chapple’s 75.


Belton Park senior Captain’s AM/AM was played last Tuesday and attracted 13 teams.

Despite a breezy day which made scoring tricky, and even though scores were enhanced with all four players scoring on the par threes, the winning score of 102 points was exceptional.

The triumphant team comprised Phil Shaw and Les Elliott, along with two new members to the senior section – Dave Jackson and Bill Hislop.

Runners-up with a very respectable score of 95 were Tony Davies, Michael Robinson, Michael Goodacre and Brian Norman. Just one point further behind in third were Fred Williams, John Carey and John Thompson, with yet another new member to the section – Dave Dobney.


Belton Woods held the annual pairs competition between a team chosen by the current captain and a team representing the past captain.

The two teams play betterball matchplay and in a highly competitive and close encounter, the teams ended level on 4.5 apiece.

Pictured are the two captains sharing the trophy, from left – current captain Ian Williams and past captain Colin Sneesby.

l The men’s section of Belton Woods held a three-man Texas Scramble competition on Sunday. It was a medal format with � of combined handicap allowance.

In a very tight finish, R. Spencer, J. Stapleton and T. Stapleton just pipped J. White, C. Frugneit and White on countback after both teams recorded net scores of 59.6.


Sudbrook Moor’s Junior Monthly Greensomes competition was won by the partnership of Kev Woollas and Jasmin Mawson who took top Order of Merit points with an amazing medal score of net five under.

Best newcomers were father and son Steve and Christopher Maslin. Best friends Richard Tomlinson and Harry Gresham returned another super scorecard.

Luke Harley partnered first timer Mia Mawson, and Joan and Ben Doughty recorded a personal best scorecard with the only birdie two on the day.

Alex Doig and Joseph Ablewhite finished third with another Merit points to keep the title holders in top spot. In fourth place were Jack Williams and Tom Howes.