GOLF: Stoke Rochford seniors play winter warmer

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Stoke Rochford senior section’s Winter Warmers competition was a best two from three stableford this week, playing the stroke indices and pars from the cards of random other golf courses.

Winners with 84 points on countback were David Hamilton, Barry Coop and John Martindale, playing Reading Golf Club.

In second and also on 84 points, were Cliff Mills, Dave Hudson and Dave Waling, playing Porters Park, Hertfordshire. Third with 79 points were Ian Dobson, Keith Eddy and Don Clements, playing Ashley Wood, Dorset.

Ernie Armstrong holed in one on the 12th hole.

With three rounds left to play, overall leader is still Phil White who now has 31 points, with Brian Ayto second on 28. Mike Nixon, Brian White and Philip Varley have 26 apiece.


Thirty-five teams of four took part in the Belton Park Any Combination Am-Am.

The keenly contested competition was won by the team captained by the club chairman.

Results: 1 J. Taylor, C. Taylor, D. Capindale and T. Davies 84, 2 D. Bashford, Y. Bashord, T. Guest and I. Guest 83, 3 G. Watkin, S. Preston, S. Boylan and N. Banner 79, 4 J. Clark, A. Clark, P. Thompson and I. Whyte 78, 5 R. Downs, M. Jones, C. Horn and C. Walton 78.


Gents’ section

The Yankee Greensomes Medal Winter League pairs re-run was played off the white tees with a ½ combined handicap.

Winners with a score of 67 were L. Williams and A. Williams. One point adrift were R. Smith and A. Scorror with 68, on countback from R. Robinson and S. Pigott.

Tying on 69, J. P. Bowers and M. Haynes beat B. Foster and R. Palframan on countback.

Seniors’ section

The captain’s team triumphed 5-2 over that of the vice-captain in the annual event.

The vice-captain’s team took an early lead by winning the first two matches and halving the next. But the captain’s team won the next five on the trot to claim victory.

Results: John Bratt and Terry Seddon beat Mike North and Brian Gibson 2-0, Alan Lowen and George Forbes beat Colin Grant and Mike Griffiths 2-1, Mike Whitington and Gordon Scott halved with Eric Bailey and Colin Thornton, Bob Clarke and Roland Stephenson beat John Billot and Tony Slipper 2-1, Ian Nisbett and Mike Gulliford beat Peter Bishop and Terry Measures 6-5, Hilton Moses and Les Vine beat John Sabin and Colin Musson 2-1, Del House and Dennis Manton beat Steve Hudson and Ray Woodcock 2-1, John Williams and Tom Rea beat David Toule and Doug Blackburn.


The first Seniors’ Medal qualifier of the year was won by Dave Guy with his four under CSS scorecard giving him 10 points.

Pete Farmer’s two over net gave him second place, from John Johnson, Harry Cutmore, David Leslie, Ken Wingad, Geoff Wilkins and Maurice Green. Ken Jameson won the twos pot with his birdie on the seventh.

The Winter Eclectic remained unchanged, led jointly by Pete Farmer and Alfie Kent, with Tony Rose and Tony Sealey creeping upwards. Other contenders are title holder David Leslie, Ken Jameson, John Chambers and Graham Mackinder.