HAPPY RETIREMENT! Robert Richer and Christine Taylor.

Spalding Golf Club squad on-song to make progress in the Bramley Trophy

Spalding Golf Club enjoyed success in the Bramley Trophy singles knockout competition as they dumped out rivals Sudbrook Manor 3-0.

James Crampton and Hugo Kedzlie both won 4&3 and Tommy Hull birdied the last to win 1up to secure a 3-0 victory.

  • Steve Camm, his wife Amanda and daughter Ellie, with their partner Mick Bell, were first in the May Day Scramble event with an all-conquering score of 52.28.

Runners-up were Calum Lewis, Hugo Kedzlie, Tom Langford and Will Langford with a score of 52.85.

Midweek 9-hole Stableford result: 1st Calum Lewis 23pts; 2nd Nigel Prue 18pts; 3rd Wayne Wallace 15pts; 4th John Spencer 14pts; 5th Dave Fitter 7pts.

Saturday Medal result (128 competitors): 1st Calum Lewis 67pts; 2nd Monty Brittain 68pts; 3rd Paul Johnson 68pts; 4th Steve Phillips 69pts; 5th Neal Wheatley 70pts; 6th Andy Wiltshire 70pts.

  • Spalding GC’s Steward Robert Richer has retired after 31 years of service.

A party at the clubhouse on Saturday saw members and staff came together to wish him all the best.

Retiring at the same time is Christine Taylor, who has worked at the club bar and restaurant for over 18 years.

Seniors’ section: Bogey Competition – 1st Keith Cross +7; 2nd Derek Brand +4; 3rd Stuart McDougall +3; 4th Monty Brittain +3; 5th Peter Bingham +3; 6th John Cooper +2.

  • Spalding ladies played a second round match of the Annodata knock out competition (having had a bye in the first round) at home against Sleaford on Saturday.

At the half way stage it was either team’s game. Claire Rylott was one down after nine holes, but managed four concurrent pars, taking the match to the 18th where it ended in a half.

Paula Brown and Lesley Williams both won their matches on the 18th, while Elizabeth Holbrook had a great win by 5&3.

Mathilde Kedzlie, giving six shots, also won 4&2.

That sealed a 4.5-0.5 win for Spalding, who now await news of who they will face in the next round.

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