Golf

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day raises more than £4,000 for charity

A record turnout of 190 men and women players contested Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day charity event on Saturday. Organised by skipper Ian Cooper, the event was back on the calendar after skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall winner on the day was David Barnes with a score of 39 points, while Lynn Exley ...

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Greenkeeper says goodbye

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s head greenkeeper has retired after more than 25 years. Derek Beba, who has been part of the green keeping staff at Tydd St Giles Golf Club for more than 25 years, recently celebrated his retirement from the club. Spokesman Mike Barton said: “Derek has been with the golf club for over 25 years and we ...

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Golf round-up: Gr-eight showing from Murrow Bell boys, Trevor’s Brampton victory

Members of the Murrow Bell Golf Society completed the Longest Day Golf Challenge at Gedney Hill GC on Friday. The eight players – Stefan Markillie, Leigh Bindley, Kieran Bates, Sam Kilby, Stephen Harrison, Ryan Wykes, Robert Hitchcock and Alex Markillie – completed four rounds of golf in one day, raising in excess of £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Other Gedney ...

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Golf round-up: Countback glory for Tydd’s Mark and Neil, Bells shine at Sutton Bridge

Mark Cooper and Neil Morphew are celebrating after winning a tightest of tussles at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Winter Pairs final. The duo picked up 45 points, which was enough to push Philip Wilkinson and Andrew Lynn into second place on countback. Just one point behind were James Dack and Andy Hicks, who scored 44 points. Other results: Men’s ...

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Mission accomplished for Bakkavor Boys as they complete Longest Day Challenge

Four South Holland golfers have raised more than £5,000 after completing the Longest Day Golf Challenge. The Bakkavor Boys – Dan Mayfield, Lloyd Spicer, Matthew Cole and Matthew Pilgrim – played four rounds at Spalding Golf Club last Thursday in a bid to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They’ve so far made more than £2,500, but Bakkavor have pledged ...

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Golf round-up: Two out of three isn’t bad for Spalding’s ladies

Spalding Golf Club’s ladies enjoyed two wins from their three most recent friendly fixtures. They enjoyed a 3-1 victory at Seacroft, which was hot on the heels of a 3.5-0.5 home success over King’s Lynn. A 3-1 loss at Sleaford came before the double delight, in what was a very close contest. Results: Seacroft 3 Spalding 1 (Margaret Barkway & ...

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Golf round-up: Narrow victory for Mick at Tydd St Giles’ May Stableford

It was tight at the top of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s May Stableford event in the men’s section – but Mick Vassall edged to Division One glory. His score of 38 points was enough to see off Adrian Rowell on countback. The other divisional winners were Terry Pease (Division Two) and Darrell Pacey (Division Three). Results: Men’s section: May ...

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Golf round-up: Steve’s top dog at Tydd St Giles, Rob lands Sutton Bridge’s May Medal

A score of 68 was enough to give Steven Thompson victory in Division One of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s May Medal. He edged Scott Williams (69pts) into second, with Tom Brooks third on countback. Results: Men’s section: May Medal: Division One – 1st Steven Thompson 78-10=68; 2nd Scott Williams 80-11=69 (ocb); 3rd Tom Brooks 75-6=69. Division Two – 1st ...

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Spalding’s ladies toast a national double over Tydd

Spalding Golf Club’s ladies have made impressive progress in two different national knockout competitions. The Annodata Competition was played at home against neighbouring Tydd St Giles Golf Glub. The Spalding side, consisting of Nicky Weller, Tracy Siddle, Jackie Bailey-Scott, Jenny Van Gemeren and Jacquie Walton, swept the board with a 5-0 win. Another derby victory was to follow, as Spalding ...

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One last trip to the 18th hole at Tydd St Giles for late Dennis

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior members got together last week to celebrate the life of one of their own. Family members of popular golfer Dennis Bonne, who recently died aged 78, joined the Tydd players to scatter his ashes on the fringe of the 18th green at the club he loved so much. Dennis’ wife Marian, daughter Vanessa and ...

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Bakkavor Boys set for their ‘longest day’

Four friends are taking on the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge at Spalding Golf Club next month. Daniel Mayfield, Lloyd Spicer, Matthew Cole and Matthew Pilgrim – dubbed The Bakkavor Boys – will take on the mammoth task at the Surfleet course on June 17. The challenge sees the players complete four rounds of golf in one day – meaning ...

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Davies delivers top spot

Chris Davies edged to victory in Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Chairman’s Cup competition. His score of 39 Stableford points was the same managed by second-placed Paul Purcell, but Davies took the glory on countback. Adam Britton (38 points) was third in the men’s section event. * Results: Men’s section: Chairman’s Cup – 1st Chris Davies 39pts (ocb); 2nd Paul Purcell ...

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Weller’s all gold

Nine ladies who had won previous monthly medals throughout 2020 competed for the prestigious Gold Medal at Spalding Golf Club last week. In windy conditions, Nicky Weller came out triumphant with a net 74 and Barbara Newcombe was second with a net 77. A fun team competition was played on the same day, with the winning team being Sally West, ...

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Darley is the victor

Some 37 ladies celebrated the return of golf by contesting a Stableford at Spalding Golf Club last week. Top spot at the Surfleet course went to Jane Darley with a score of 39 points.Edged into second on countback was Elaine MacLeman, who also managed 39 points. Lesley Williams followed in third with 35 points, while Jenny Pipe was fourth on ...

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On-form duo take Tydd title

Tim Hines and David Leedle celebrated victory at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s January Pairs Catch up event. The duo scored 46 points in the men’s section event, which was three better than second-placed Mark Cooper and Neil Morphew (43pts). Third place went to Brad Simpson and Bally Sigurdsson (42pts). * Results: Men’s section: Men’s January Pairs Catch up – ...

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Garfoot gets ready for exciting season

It’s an exciting time for Spalding Golf Club’s Tilly Garfoot as she gets ready to captain Lincolnshire Junior Girls and her own club ahead of a potential trip to America. The 18-year-old who is in her final year of A Levels at Spalding High School first picked up a club aged two and has been training with Spalding since she ...

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Spalding pro Adam is set for new challenge

Spalding Golf Club’s professional Adam Keogh is to leave the club for a prestigious new appointment. The 32-year-old has spent eight successful years with the Spalding establishment but is moving on at the end of May. He’s taking up the role of head coach and academy manager at Woodhall Spa Golf Club which is home to The National Golf Centre ...

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Steven’s solid showing secures success at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s October medal

Steven Thompson topped the Division One standings of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s October Medal event. His score of 66 was enough to edge Wayne Cayzer (67) into second, with James Goult third on 68. Steve Slim and Tim Murphy were the other divisional winners. Results: Men’s section: October Medal competition: Division One – 1st Steven Thompson 76-10=66; 2nd Wayne ...

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Golf round-up: Tydd St Giles seniors chip in with £700 for charity at sponsored event

An impressive £700 was raised for Prostate Cancer as Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior section put on a sponsored charity event. The competition, which was a Stableford and was won by Andy Betts, was the first the club’s seniors have been able to put on since the COVID-19 restrictions came into place. Organiser Toby North, who saw his event ...

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Golf round-up: Big sum raised at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Daniel Markillie Memorial

More than 130 golfers helped raise an amazing £3,900 for charity at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Daniel Markillie Memorial competition. Leigh Bindley (47pts) won the men’s competition, with Bryan Johnson (46pts) and Darryl Pacey (43pts) completing the top three. In the ladies’ competition, Marilyn Sayer (39pts) edged out Nicky Weller (35pts) and Kim Markillie (33pts) to claim victory. Other results: ...

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