GOLF: Stoke Rochford seniors scrap through squally Scramble

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Stoke Rochford’s senior section played a Texas Scramble in difficult conditions last week.

Players had to contend with squally winter showers and at times torrential rain, sleet and icy cold gales, but there were sunny intervals and the scores were good.

Winners with 66 (net 60) were Charles Donnison, Ron Kent and Colin Howett. Runners-up with 69 (62) were Brian White, Barry Coop and Tim Haward, on countback from Duncan Bennett, David Hamilton and Don Werner on 71 (62)

With seven rounds remaining, overall leader is still Brian White with 38 points. His brother Phil White is second with 31, and Alan Dolby is third on 30. To date, 75 players have appeared in at least one round of the competition.



Sudbrook Moor’s senior January Monthly Stableford saw John Williamson emerge victorious by three clear points from runner-up Pete Stephenson.

Results: 1 John Williamson 35, 2 Pete Stephenson 32, 3 David Toule 31, 4 Denny Pang 30 ocb, 5 John Sabin 30 ocb, 6 Colin Thornton 30, 7 Mike Whitington 29 ocb, 8 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 29, 9 Mick Hall 28, 10 Mike Gulliford 27.

John Bratt led the field home in the Marshall’s January Monthly Medal, with a two shot lead over Mike Learwood-Griffiths.

Results:1 John Bratt net 72, 2 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 74, 3 Denny Pang 78, 4 Pat Stanford 79 ocb, 5 John Browne 79, 6 David Toule 81 ocb, 7 George Forbes 81, 8 Phil Turrell 82, 9 Bob Clarke 84 ocb, 10 John Williams 84.


Sudbrook Moor’s first Sunday Stableford roll-up qualifying competition of the year was won by 19-handicap Craig Machin with a scorecard of 39 points (20 out and 19 back)..

Runner-up Ian Reah scored 37 points and best of Category 4 were Paul McCarthy (35) and Malcolm Edwards (34). Alfie Kent, in Category 3, on 35 points and Paul Brough (34) were also in the prize frame.

The twos pot was shared by Nigel Corby (2) on holes three and 12, Alfie Kent with a two on the 12th, and Jon Machin on the 15th.

Eleven-year-old Sam Howes carded 35 points in the high handicap junior section, playing off a handicap of 50 in very tough weather conditions.