OP DOGS: John Martin (left) and Harry Turner.

Golf round-up: Trophy time for top duo John and Harry at Tydd St Giles

John Martin and Harry Turner both secured trophies as Tydd St Giles Golf Club held their Sewell Salver and Ciuffini Shield 36-hole competition.

The competition was played in gail-force winds and only the most hardy golfers wanted to be out there. Taking this all into account, some very good scores were recorded.

The Sewell Salver winner, after two rounds, was John Martin with scratch scores of 72 and 77 (149).

Second spot went to Paul Chaplain-Barton with 78&78=156, with Liam Chapman third on 73&84=157.

The Ciuffini Shield winner (best net scores) was Turner with a 160 total (handicap 12, net score 136).

Second was Martin after two rounds (149 total, handicap three, net score 143) with Chaplain-Barton third (total 156, handicap six, net score 144).

Seniors’ section: Monthly medal competition: D1 – 1st Chris Moore 81-13=68; 2nd Noel Bratt 82-13=69; Ken Parker 87-15=72. D2 – Mel Churchman 91-20=71; 2nd Ken Doughty 90-18=72; 3rd Russell Doy 93-20=73 (ocb). D3 – 1st Toby North 90-21=69; 2nd Trevor Sewell 95-23=7; 3rd Nicholas Thorpe 95-21=74. D4 – 1st Phil Whitehead 103-27=76; 2nd Tony Petch 106-28=78 (ocb); 3rd Ken Sherry 106-28=78.

Ladies v Seniors competition: Result – Seniors 3 Ladies 1 (Roy Pesterfield & Dennis Boone lost 6&4 to Liz Miller & Cherry Harpham, Brian Crilly & Cliff Perry won 5&4 against Lyn Walker & Jackie Maton, Malcolm Miller & Michael Flint won 3&2 against Val Sambridge & Julie Perry, Mel Churchman & Ken Parker won 3&2 against Christine Burton & Maie Osbourne).

Spalding Golf Club

Men’s section: 9-hole qualifier – 1st – Nigel Steadman (10) 21 (ocb); 2nd Joe Simmons-Salandy (9) 21; 3rd Jim Cunningham (9) 19 (ocb).

Denis Carey Cup – 1st Steve Childs (13) 43; 2nd Martin Chandler (18) 41; 3rd Graham Hutchings (12) 38 (ocb).

Ben Smalley competition – 1st Kevin Siddle & Tracy Siddle +4; 2nd Roger Brown & Paula Brown +4.

Junior Sharpe Cup – 1st Bethany Gough (43) 49; 2nd Elisha Camm (36) 43; 3rd Thomas Hull (1) 36.

Seniors’ section: Spalding seniors’ Mixed Open Day was attended by 120 golfers who came from as far afield as Grimsby and Stowmarket.

The day was played in teams of four on tee times that extended from 9.40am to 3pm.

  • The seniors enjoyed a 5.5-2.5 win against a team from Stoke Rochford at the Surfleet course.

The matches were very close throughout, with Neil Wilkinson and Keith Brown the top performers with an outstanding 5&3 win.

Wilkinson also took a team to Newark GC for a 4-4 draw, with he and playing partner Paddy Goslyn impressive 6&5 victors.

Ladies’ section: Some ten pairs of ladies played in the Daily Mail Foursomes competition, which was postponed from earlier in the season due to rain.

The winners, with 31 points, were Lynda Double and Elaine Hancock. Second went to Nicki Weller and Maria Williamson (27 points) with Olive Gooderson and Sue Matthews third on 25 points.

September Medal – 1st Elizabeth Holbrook 76; 2nd Nicki Weller 76; 3rd Anita Cross 78.

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