GOLF: Stoke Rochford seniors raise cash for Poppy Appeal

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Stoke Rochford seniors competed in the annual Poppy Appeal stableford which proved as popular as ever with more than 50 players turning out.

Three players returned 38 points and countback decided the finishing order. Winner was Colin Howett, runner-up was Duncan Bennett and Ernie Armstrong was third The next four placings all scored 36 and countfpback put Charles Donnison fourth place.

Organiser Tim Haward was successful in extracting £567 from the players towards the Lincolnshire Poppy Appeal. The wait now begins to see whether Stoke are again one of the leading money raisers in the county which would entitle them to send some of the leading players from their competition to the Woodhall Spa County finals in November.

Stoke Rochford 6

Scraptoft 2

Mike Dickinson and Mick Rance won 4&2, Keith Dugmore and Ray Beal won 1 up, Jim Price and Cliff Mills won 8&7, Eddie Plant and David Hamilton won 5&3, Don Clements and Barrie Griffin won 2 up, Don Werner and Trevor Harvey won 5&3, John Smeeton and Roger Nicholls lost 1 down, Mike Graves and Duncan Bennett lost 3&1.

Market Harborough 6½

Stoke Rochford 1½

Mike Dickinson and Peter Gill lost 3&1, Mick Rance and Trevor Harvey halved, Don Clements and Eddie Plant lost 2&1, Cliff Mills and Ray Elsome lost 2&1, Mike Graves and Chris Woof lost 5&3, Ray Beal and Brian Ayto won 5&3, Malcolm Edwards and Roy Rowe lost 2 down, Keith Dugmore and Barrie Griffin lost 2 down.


Seniors’ section

There were 33 entries to the Ted Woodhouse Trophy competition which was won by Laurence Haselhurst with a score of 33.

Runner-up was Norman Halliday with 32 on countback from Colin Farrington. Fourth was Fred Williams with 31 on countback from John Clarke.

Winner of the Tuesday stableford was Fred Williams with a score of 45. Second was Shaun Boney with 40 on countback from Alan Addis and Peter Brooks. Best back nine was Tony Barron’s 19 and Ray Clark’s 20 was the top front nine.


Seniors’ section

Belton Woods seniors finished their season in style with two successive victories over Toft and Carholme.

Belton Woods 4½

Toft 3½

Ian Nisbet and Alan Lowen halved, Colin Thornton and John Williams lost 2-0, Mike Whitington and Phil Turrell won 5-4, Barrie Carr and Kevin Holloway lost 2-1, Bob Clarke and Norman Tidy won 6-4, Peter Bishop and John Billot halved, Nigel Smith and Terry Seddon halved, John Sabin and John Bratt won 8-7.

Belton Woods 7

Carholme 1

Ian Nisbett and Mick Hall won 5-4, Alan Lowen and Henry Knight halved, Nigel Smith and John Billot won 7-6, Steve Hudson and Colin Thornton won 4-3, Tom Rea and John Sabin halved, Mike Whitington and John Bratt won 2-1, Bob Clarke and John Williams won 5-3, Terry Seddon and Peter Bishop won 5-4.


The Tuesday ladies’ MBE Trophy raised £120 for charity, with the best stableford scorecard coming from Elaine Sturton with 37 points.

Runner-up on countback was Sue Chambers with 36, from Di Smith. Nearest the pin on the par three third was Norma Shelley who also holed the putt to score the only birdie two of the day.

l Sudbrook ladies beat Pottergate 3-1 in an end of season inter-club matchplay game.

The pairings of Lorna Jackson and Mags McArthur, Linda Whittaker and Shirley Gardiner, and Pat Bartlett and Trinette Speck won the three points. The final pairing of Doreen Fardell and Joan Alton played a close match that went to the 16th green.