BIG WIN: Leanne McCanaan receives her prize.

Impressive away wins for Spalding Golf Club’s top men’s teams

Spalding Golf Club’s first and second teams enjoyed successful weekends away at Sleaford and Burghley Park respectively.

Playing amid incredibly testing winds, the first team raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back with one game left on the golf course.

One down on the 18th green and needing to win the hole for the game, Hugo Kedzlie produced a nerveless birdie putt from five feet to secure the half in the sixth match and a 3.5-2.5 victory for Spalding.

It was a different story at Burghley Park for the second team, with none of the six pairings losing in a 4-2 victory.

Special mention to club President Max Ellis and John Crampton for stepping in at the 11th hour and securing a half.

The fearsome duo have 150 years of experience between them.

Result: Massey Cup qualifier – 1st Roger Climo (12) 37; 2nd Maurice Crunkhorn (16) 36; 3rd Michael German (26) 35; 4th James McMartin (33) 34; 5th Stuart Parker (14) 34; 6th Nick Holmes (9) 34.

Seniors’ section: Friendly result – Spalding 3 Oundle 5.

  • Last Wednesday was the annual Hills Day and medal competition in the ladies’ section, with the event sponsored by Hills Department Store.
    Some 48 lady members entered, with Leanne McCanaan the overall winner on net 69.

Other prizes: Handicaps 29 and above – 1st Amanda Camm net 77; 2nd Kay Green 77; 3rd Mo Wallace 77. Handicaps 21 to 28 – 1st Barbara Newcombe 77; 2nd Carole Holland 77; 3rd Jean Wilkinson 77. Handicaps 0 to 20 – 1st Lesley Williams, 73; 2nd Gill Dewhurst 77; 3rd Paula Brown 77.

Temple Kingston, bogey competition results – 1st Gill Dewhurst +3 (handicap cut); 2nd Chris Vickers +2; Tracy Siddle +2.

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