Sudbrook Moor team contest Lincs shield competition
It was Sudbrook Moor’s first opportunity in 30 years to participate in Lincolnshire’s three-man aggregate stableford team, contesting the Sir Henry Lunn Shield.
In Sunday’s annual Inter-Club 36-hole Trophy, the Sudbrook Moor crack team of five handicap A Team captain Simon Green, with the club’s ace champion Dan Reidy and the ubiquitous John McLaren took advantage of this county calendar date which had fortuitously not clashed with their own club championship.
The long and very hot competition was staged at Cleethorpes Golf Club, where a stiff sea breeze refreshed the players over the eight-plus hours of play.
Sudbrook’s man of the week was undoubtedly Dan Reidy whose game has flourished all year, and continued to do so on Sunday, playing off seven. Dan’s morning round of 37 points, two under the CSS, earned him a cut of point four of a shot down to 6.9 and put him equal third of the 48 low handicap players from 16 golf clubs.
Dan maintained the momentum with another 37 points in the late afternoon, which was fifth best score, and saw Dan cut a second time to 6.5. Overall, his 36-hole aggregate of 74 points resulted in Dan’s final position of second in the field – a very impressive performance.
Simon Green had solid rounds of 32 points both morning and afternoon, and John recorded 30 and 29.
This fantastic aggregate of 197 finally placed the Sudbrook team an elated fourth, level with Greetham Valley, and behind winners Waltham Windmill, Immingham and Kenwick Park. Sudbrook Moor and Greetham Valley very impressively represented the south of the county.