Golf

Sport starts teeing off in South Holland

Local golf clubs say they have been inundated after the government announced some sports could be played again under certain conditions. Even as The Voice went to press on Tuesday night clubs were seeking assurances from central government and Golf England. But players were expected to be back on the tees from Wednesday morning. It marks the end of around ...

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All of South Holland’s Golf clubs forced to close after rules to combat coronavirus are updated

South Holland’s golf clubs have been forced to close following the updated regulations enforced by the Government on Tuesday. That leaves Spalding GC, Tydd St Giles GC, Sutton Bridge GC and Gedney Hill GC all out of action because of the coronavirus pandemic. An England Golf statement reads: “Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement of 23 March, golf clubs, ...

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Survival of the fittest as David wins Spalding Golf Club’s March Stableford

David Fitter claimed top spot in Division One of Spalding Golf Club’s March Senior Stableford event. In an event that attracted 95 seniors and was restricted to 16 holes, Fitter scored 37 points. Keith Rate topped Division Two with 40 points at the Surfleet course. Results: Division One: 1st David Fitter (19) 37pts; 2nd Stephen Leggett (17) 36pts; 3rd Richard ...

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Top coach Karl to visit Gedney Hill Golf Club for special coaching event

Incoming Gedney Hill Golf Club captains Robin and Lynn Exley are teeing off their year in office with a special event. They are holding an evening of fun, entertainment and great golfing tips hosted by Karl Morris, who is a performance coach to many top European Tour golfers – including Lee Westwood. After five months of rain, which has seen ...

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Ace Hunt pips rivals to February Stableford win at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

It was tight at the top of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s February Stableford event with only countback separating the top three players in Division One of the men’s section. Paul Hunt emerged victorious after racking up a score of 37 points, a total that was matched by Paul Chaplain-Barton (second) and Liam Chapman (third). The other divisional winners were ...

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Prosser cruises to glory in Spalding Golf Club’s senior Stableford competition

Bill Prosser raced to victory at Spalding Golf Club’s February Stableford event (seniors’ section) last week. His score of 40 points was five better than anybody else could muster at the Surfleet course. Richard Nicholas took second place from Peter Clare in third and Keith Brown in fourth, with all three players scoring 35 points. Result: Seniors’ section: February Stableford ...

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Ace Thorpe gets his hands on top Tydd St Giles Golf Club trophy at annual meeting

Last week saw Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior section hold both their trophy presentation day Stableford competition and AGM. All of the 2019 trophy winners also lined up to receive their trophies from the past year of action – including seniors’ club champion Nicholas Thorpe. In the Stableford, Michael McCleery enjoyed victory in Division One with 41 points. The ...

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Christine to use her year as Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ captain in positive way

New Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ skipper Christine Young started her year in command with the traditional captain’s drive-in event. Young revealed that she decided to become ladies’ skipper in a bid to raise money for her chosen charity – which is APF Active for Pulmonary Fibrosis. She said: “This charity is very close to me and my family. ...

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Mixed conditions for Tydd anglers

Dennis Houghton and Steve Borrett were the big winners of Tydd Gote Angling Club’s festive fixtures. The former was the victor of the annual Christmas match at the 20 Foot Drain at March on December 22 where they were met with a drain bank high and steadily pushing through. Houghton drew the peg he didn’t want, hot peg three, but ...

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Tydd golfers raised thousands for charities in 2019

Michael McCleery was the winner of Tydd St Giles seniors’ annual Christmas 13 hole competition. He saw off Tim Martin and Roger Lancaster in second and third respectively to take the win in the charity event. It was followed by Christmas lunch and a cheque presentation of £2,383.67 to their charity for 2019 the Meadowgate Academy at Wisbech. Their representative ...

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Golf round-up: Gill trots to Turkey title at Spalding, McCleery edges to Tydd win

Some 50 ladies took part in Spalding Golf Club’s annual Turkey Trot event at the Surfleet course last week. The top 12 scores of the day all earned a £15 butchers voucher, with Gill Dewhurst top of the tree with 35 points. Other winners were: Kay Green (32), Leanne McCaan (31), Jacqui Walton (28), Paula Brown (27), Di Rafferty (27), ...

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Golf round-up: Harry is hailed as Tydd St Giles captain’s player of the year

The competition winners at Tydd St Giles Golf Club got their hands on their silverware at last week’s men’s presentation day. Of the awards dished out on the night, perhaps the highlight saw Harry Turner named Captain’s Player of the Year. 2019 winners: Spring Open – Steve Duffy. Autumn Open – James Dack. Winter Pairs – Ian Cooper & Jamie ...

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Golf round-up: Will and John take tight win at Tydd St Giles Golf Club Stableford

It was tight at the top of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s November Stableford Pairs event with Will Woodrow and John Kelledgher narrowly taking top spot. Their score of 47 points was enough to edge out the teams of Mark Whittaker and Luke Sandford and Mark Cooper and Neil Morphew (both 46pts) by a solitary point. Jamie Stott and Mark ...

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Golf round-up: Winter wins for top Tydd duo,Spalding winners lift their trophies

Chris Blakey and Ashley Irvine both boast wins after two rounds of Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Winter League Stableford. Round one saw Blakey take top spot with a haul of 39 points, while Craig Johnson and Rob Bye both bagged 37 points to take second and third respectively. The second round then saw Irvine top the standings with an impressive ...

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Golf round-up: Spalding’s seniors’ section hand over cheque to Spalding RFC

Spalding Golf Club have chipped in to help a fellow South Holland team purchase some much-needed first aid equipment. Last Thursday, Spalding seniors’ outgoing captain Peter Jullien presented a cheque for £250 to Stephen Saunders, who is a junior coach at Spalding RFC. Town have a regular golf day at the Surfleet course and this donation further cements the two ...

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Murray trots to victory at incredibly tight Spalding Golf Club competition

Kenneth Murray was the winner as Spalding Golf Club hosted a Gentleman’s Turkey Trot competition on Sunday. Murray’s score of 31 Stableford points was enough to clinch overall victory at the Surfleet course by the barest of margins. David Fitter took second place on countback from Nigel Prue after both racked up 30 points, just one point behind the winner. ...

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Spalding Golf Club hoping for successful year as Rafferty takes the helm

New Spalding Golf Club captain Andy Rafferty was supported by 120 members at his Captain’s Drive In event last weekend. The event was played out over 16 holes at the Surfleet course – with two out of action – and was won by Graham Hutchings (12 handicap) with a score of 35 Stableford points. Completing the top three were Kenneth ...

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Golf round-up: Marshland Trophy glory for Lynn and Cherry at Tydd St Giles

Lynn Exley and Cherry Harpham were the winners of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Marshland Trophy pairs competition. Their score of 29 points was enough to push Maria Taylor-Vassall and Christine Burton in second on 27 points. Liz Miller and Christine Young (22 points) were a little way back in third. Seniors section: Stableford vouchers competition: D1 – 1st Stephen ...

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Spalding Golf Club’s men are up to scratch as they beat Cleethorpes to county crown

Spalding Golf Club’s top men’s team have been crowned Lincolnshire Scratch League champions for the first time in more than ten years. The team, who were champions of the South Lincolnshire League this season, defeated North Lincolnshire winners Cleethorpes on their own course to clinch the crown. Spalding’s last victory in the competition was way back in 2008. A team ...

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Golf round-up: Gedney Hill foursome seal Les Pepper Salver success

The Gedney Hill Golf Club quartet of Chris Davies, Nigel Grummit, Rob Newns and Rob Bye enjoyed a wonderful win at the Les Pepper Salver event on Saturday. An inter-club competition between all the clubs that play in the South Lincs Scratch League, the Salver serves as the end of season event. The team’s super score of 87 points was ...

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