Golf

Magic Mick makes fourth hole in one en-route to victory at Sutton Bridge

Sutton Bridge Golf Club member Mick Vassall celebrated his fourth career hole-in-one at the course last Saturday. Vassall holed out on the 11th hole (par 3, 108 yards) en-route to winning the Cross Cup with a nett 72. Results: Collins Cup – 1st Mike & Brenda Bell 40pts; 2nd Glen and Jane Woolard 34 points. Other results: September Medal – ...

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Charity bash is still going ahead at Gedney Hill Golf Club next week

The current pandemic is not going to get in the way of an annual charity golf competition that’s returning next week. Gedney Hill Golf Club’s annual fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice was postponed earlier in the year. But it’s instead taking place at 8am on Thursday, September 18 and they’re inviting ladies and gents to enter. It’s usually a team ...

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Taylor-Vassall tops the charts in ladies’ championship at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

Maria Taylor-Vassall topped the standings in Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s latest Club Championship. She got the better of Christine Burton, who had to settle for second place. Lorraine Gallie completed the top three. Gallie did enjoy first place in the scratch championship, with Taylor-Vassall second and Burton back in third place. Results: Ladies’ section: Club Championship – 1st Maria ...

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Golf round-up: Ron and Maggie victorious in Gedney Hill’s Mixed Drawn Pairs

Rob Newns and Maggie Bingham are celebrating after edging to victory in Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Hubbards Mixed Drawn Pairs event. Their score of 47 points was matched by Mo Parling and Maria Taylor-Vassall, but Newns and Bingham were top on countback. John George and Jaqui Rust (46 points) completed the top three with one point less. Meanwhile, Tom Brazil ...

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Timms is top of the pile

Joseph Timms is celebrating after topping the leaderboard at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s President’s Day event. His score of 43 points pushed Stuart Turnell (also 43 points) into second place on countback, with Stewart Shinkin (41 points) back in third. Also victorious was Lynn Exley (38pts), who landed the Shirley Vase ahead of Marilyn Sayer (35 points) and Maggie Bingham ...

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Back in the swing of it

Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s summer is now well underway with several competitions having concluded. Results: Cancer Charity tournament: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Karen GillettRAF Cup: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Janet Groves.Summer Foursomes: 1. Paula Brown and Sarah Sheldrick; 2. Nicola Elphick and Ann Davis; 3. Janet Groves and Judy Green.Monthly Texas Scramble: 1st. Sarah ...

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Royal welcome for new greens keeper

Sutton Bridge Golf Club has a new Royal appointment The club has employed a freshly qualified new green keeper in Nick Royal.He completed his apprenticeship at Sutton Green golf club in Hertfordshire. A spokesman for the club said: “Nick has impressed all with his approach to the challenge, working with Andrew Norton, who has been a green keeper at the ...

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Smith lands Gedney’s Open comp crown

Tom Smith was the winner of the Gedney Golf Club Open amid a busy period. Results: Roy Britton Open: 1st Tom Smith 42pts; 2nd Adam Britton 41; 3rd David Lord 39 (acb). Monksview Mixed Drawn Greensomes: 1st Robin Exley & Christine Lord 66.4 nett; 2nd Steve Sayer & Chris Bennett 66.6; 3rd Rob Newns & Janet Davis 68.0. Men’s Section: ...

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Sport starts teeing off in South Holland

Local golf clubs say they have been inundated after the government announced some sports could be played again under certain conditions. Even as The Voice went to press on Tuesday night clubs were seeking assurances from central government and Golf England. But players were expected to be back on the tees from Wednesday morning. It marks the end of around ...

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All of South Holland’s Golf clubs forced to close after rules to combat coronavirus are updated

South Holland’s golf clubs have been forced to close following the updated regulations enforced by the Government on Tuesday. That leaves Spalding GC, Tydd St Giles GC, Sutton Bridge GC and Gedney Hill GC all out of action because of the coronavirus pandemic. An England Golf statement reads: “Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement of 23 March, golf clubs, ...

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Survival of the fittest as David wins Spalding Golf Club’s March Stableford

David Fitter claimed top spot in Division One of Spalding Golf Club’s March Senior Stableford event. In an event that attracted 95 seniors and was restricted to 16 holes, Fitter scored 37 points. Keith Rate topped Division Two with 40 points at the Surfleet course. Results: Division One: 1st David Fitter (19) 37pts; 2nd Stephen Leggett (17) 36pts; 3rd Richard ...

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Top coach Karl to visit Gedney Hill Golf Club for special coaching event

Incoming Gedney Hill Golf Club captains Robin and Lynn Exley are teeing off their year in office with a special event. They are holding an evening of fun, entertainment and great golfing tips hosted by Karl Morris, who is a performance coach to many top European Tour golfers – including Lee Westwood. After five months of rain, which has seen ...

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Ace Hunt pips rivals to February Stableford win at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

It was tight at the top of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s February Stableford event with only countback separating the top three players in Division One of the men’s section. Paul Hunt emerged victorious after racking up a score of 37 points, a total that was matched by Paul Chaplain-Barton (second) and Liam Chapman (third). The other divisional winners were ...

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Prosser cruises to glory in Spalding Golf Club’s senior Stableford competition

Bill Prosser raced to victory at Spalding Golf Club’s February Stableford event (seniors’ section) last week. His score of 40 points was five better than anybody else could muster at the Surfleet course. Richard Nicholas took second place from Peter Clare in third and Keith Brown in fourth, with all three players scoring 35 points. Result: Seniors’ section: February Stableford ...

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Ace Thorpe gets his hands on top Tydd St Giles Golf Club trophy at annual meeting

Last week saw Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior section hold both their trophy presentation day Stableford competition and AGM. All of the 2019 trophy winners also lined up to receive their trophies from the past year of action – including seniors’ club champion Nicholas Thorpe. In the Stableford, Michael McCleery enjoyed victory in Division One with 41 points. The ...

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Christine to use her year as Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ captain in positive way

New Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ skipper Christine Young started her year in command with the traditional captain’s drive-in event. Young revealed that she decided to become ladies’ skipper in a bid to raise money for her chosen charity – which is APF Active for Pulmonary Fibrosis. She said: “This charity is very close to me and my family. ...

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Mixed conditions for Tydd anglers

Dennis Houghton and Steve Borrett were the big winners of Tydd Gote Angling Club’s festive fixtures. The former was the victor of the annual Christmas match at the 20 Foot Drain at March on December 22 where they were met with a drain bank high and steadily pushing through. Houghton drew the peg he didn’t want, hot peg three, but ...

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Tydd golfers raised thousands for charities in 2019

Michael McCleery was the winner of Tydd St Giles seniors’ annual Christmas 13 hole competition. He saw off Tim Martin and Roger Lancaster in second and third respectively to take the win in the charity event. It was followed by Christmas lunch and a cheque presentation of £2,383.67 to their charity for 2019 the Meadowgate Academy at Wisbech. Their representative ...

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Golf round-up: Gill trots to Turkey title at Spalding, McCleery edges to Tydd win

Some 50 ladies took part in Spalding Golf Club’s annual Turkey Trot event at the Surfleet course last week. The top 12 scores of the day all earned a £15 butchers voucher, with Gill Dewhurst top of the tree with 35 points. Other winners were: Kay Green (32), Leanne McCaan (31), Jacqui Walton (28), Paula Brown (27), Di Rafferty (27), ...

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Golf round-up: Harry is hailed as Tydd St Giles captain’s player of the year

The competition winners at Tydd St Giles Golf Club got their hands on their silverware at last week’s men’s presentation day. Of the awards dished out on the night, perhaps the highlight saw Harry Turner named Captain’s Player of the Year. 2019 winners: Spring Open – Steve Duffy. Autumn Open – James Dack. Winter Pairs – Ian Cooper & Jamie ...

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