WINNERS: Spalding's Tommy Hull (left) and Tilly Gurney.

Young Spalding Golf Club duo enjoy Belton Park success

Two top young Spalding Golf Club talents are celebrating after putting in super showings at the Woodruff Walter competition at Belton Park last week.

Tommy Hull and Tilly Garfoot claimed the top prizes in the junior competition, continuing their excellent respective seasons in the process.

  • Jonathan Mason claimed top spot in the midweek 9-hole Stableford in Spalding GC’s seniors’ section.

His score of 20 points was enough to edge George Senior (19pts) in second spot, with Chris Warnes securing third place ahead of three other players on 18 points.

Calum Lewis (fourth), Harvey Maxwell (fifth) and Phil Packard (sixth) were all pushed down the order on countback.

  • Spalding’s seniors played out an excellent 4-4 friendly draw with hosts Burghley Park last Monday.

A very even match after the first two pairings saw Spalding one up. Then they were one down after four games and pulled it back to all square after five games.

Spalding lost the next and then halved the second from last pairing so it was all on the last group.

There, Albert Jacobs and Mark Craig came in with a good win which resulted in the match being drawn.

There was another exciting 4-4 draw as Spalding’s seniors welcomed a team from King’s Lynn to the Surfleet course for a rearranged fixture.

It all came down to the last match when Dave Morris, playing with Alan Pritchard, sunk a long put on the 18th hole to win 1up and secure a second draw in a matter of days.

Tydd St Giles Golf Club

James Woods and Gary Withers picked up a welcome win in Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s July Stableford Pairs competition last week.

Their score of 45 points was enough to push Malcolm Stead and Ady Bills (43 points) into second position.

Neil Morphew and Simon Smith (43 points) were third on countback, with Brendon Docking and Steve Wright just behind in fourth on 42 points.

Seniors’ section: Intermediate and Rabbits Cup: Division One – 1st Roger Davey 78-10=68; 2nd Lee Smith 85-15=70; 3rd Chris Moore 85-13=72 (ocb); 4th Stephen Horton 87-15=72. Rabbits Cup – 1st David Leedle 93-23=70; 2nd Peter Neve 99-28=71 (ocb); 3rd Phil Whitehead 98-27=71; 4th Dennis Boon 100-28=72.

Match result (seniors): Tydd St Giles 3.5 Burghley Park 0.5 (Lynn Exley & Maria Taylor-Vassall won 3&2, Christine Burton & Val Sambridge won 2up, Julie Perry & Cherry Harpham won 3&2, Chris Young & Liz Miller halved).

Sutton Bridge Golf Club

Results: Captain’s Day Competition – 1st Claire Smith 41pts (19/22); 2nd Jonathan Shippey 41pts (21/20); 3rd Tony Fox 41pts (25/16). Nearest the Pin: 2nd/11th holes – Gary Thornhill (5ft 1in). 6th/15th holes – Robin Carter (7ft 2in).

August Medal – 1st Christine Burrell; 2nd Carole Whitelam; 3rd Karen Gillett.

  • Sutton Bridge’s Roz Fridholm and Nickie Elphick continued their recent winning streak at the Milton Ladies’ Open along with their Milton partners Chris and Angel with a score of 84 points.

Match: Sutton Bridge Ladies 2 Spalding Ladies 1 (Karen Gillett & Carole Caney won, Brenda Bell & Nicky Elphick Lost, Chris Burrell & Roz Fridholm won).

Tuesday evening competition – 1st Nicky Elphick

Friday 9-hole competition – 1st Adam Oakes.

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