Golf

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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Golf round-up: Impressive first round helps Jackson edge to top Tydd St Giles title

Paul Jackson claimed the coveted crown of Tydd St Giles Golf Club seniors’ section club champion after shooting two strong rounds at the annual competition. Ace Jackson was second in the overall rankings following a super 68 at the first round of the event. He followed that up with a solid second round of 71, giving himself an overall score ...

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Countback victory for Rowell as Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Stableford

Luke Rowell claimed first place at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s September Stableford by the barest of margins. He edged James Goult in second on countback after both players finished on 41 points. Results: Men’s September Stableford: Division One – 1st Luke Rowell 41pts (ocb); 2nd James Goult 41pts; 3rd Paul Hunt 35pts (ocb). Division Two – 1st Bradley Power ...

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Magic Mick makes fourth hole in one en-route to victory at Sutton Bridge

Sutton Bridge Golf Club member Mick Vassall celebrated his fourth career hole-in-one at the course last Saturday. Vassall holed out on the 11th hole (par 3, 108 yards) en-route to winning the Cross Cup with a nett 72. Results: Collins Cup – 1st Mike & Brenda Bell 40pts; 2nd Glen and Jane Woolard 34 points. Other results: September Medal – ...

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Charity bash is still going ahead at Gedney Hill Golf Club next week

The current pandemic is not going to get in the way of an annual charity golf competition that’s returning next week. Gedney Hill Golf Club’s annual fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice was postponed earlier in the year. But it’s instead taking place at 8am on Thursday, September 18 and they’re inviting ladies and gents to enter. It’s usually a team ...

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Taylor-Vassall tops the charts in ladies’ championship at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

Maria Taylor-Vassall topped the standings in Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s latest Club Championship. She got the better of Christine Burton, who had to settle for second place. Lorraine Gallie completed the top three. Gallie did enjoy first place in the scratch championship, with Taylor-Vassall second and Burton back in third place. Results: Ladies’ section: Club Championship – 1st Maria ...

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Golf round-up: Ron and Maggie victorious in Gedney Hill’s Mixed Drawn Pairs

Rob Newns and Maggie Bingham are celebrating after edging to victory in Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Hubbards Mixed Drawn Pairs event. Their score of 47 points was matched by Mo Parling and Maria Taylor-Vassall, but Newns and Bingham were top on countback. John George and Jaqui Rust (46 points) completed the top three with one point less. Meanwhile, Tom Brazil ...

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Timms is top of the pile

Joseph Timms is celebrating after topping the leaderboard at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s President’s Day event. His score of 43 points pushed Stuart Turnell (also 43 points) into second place on countback, with Stewart Shinkin (41 points) back in third. Also victorious was Lynn Exley (38pts), who landed the Shirley Vase ahead of Marilyn Sayer (35 points) and Maggie Bingham ...

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Back in the swing of it

Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s summer is now well underway with several competitions having concluded. Results: Cancer Charity tournament: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Karen GillettRAF Cup: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Janet Groves.Summer Foursomes: 1. Paula Brown and Sarah Sheldrick; 2. Nicola Elphick and Ann Davis; 3. Janet Groves and Judy Green.Monthly Texas Scramble: 1st. Sarah ...

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Royal welcome for new greens keeper

Sutton Bridge Golf Club has a new Royal appointment The club has employed a freshly qualified new green keeper in Nick Royal.He completed his apprenticeship at Sutton Green golf club in Hertfordshire. A spokesman for the club said: “Nick has impressed all with his approach to the challenge, working with Andrew Norton, who has been a green keeper at the ...

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Smith lands Gedney’s Open comp crown

Tom Smith was the winner of the Gedney Golf Club Open amid a busy period. Results: Roy Britton Open: 1st Tom Smith 42pts; 2nd Adam Britton 41; 3rd David Lord 39 (acb). Monksview Mixed Drawn Greensomes: 1st Robin Exley & Christine Lord 66.4 nett; 2nd Steve Sayer & Chris Bennett 66.6; 3rd Rob Newns & Janet Davis 68.0. Men’s Section: ...

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