Golf

President’s Putter goes to John after tight finish

John Anthony Spencer emerged top of the pile after a three-way tie in Spalding Golf Club’s Men’s Presidents Putter competition. For the first time this year the Surfeet course succumbed to the field with a quarter of entrants playing to or below their handicap. The other players finishing on 66 were second-placed Mark Cooley and Roy Foden. Other notable scores ...

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GOLF: Spalding ladies see off Belton Woods, Greetham Valley and Melton Mowbray

It was a case of home comforts for Spalding Golf Club as they cruised to victory in the annual ladies’ four-way match at the Surfleet course. The home team of Jenny Wilson (26 points), Chris Vickers (34), Angela Roper (35), Lesley Williams (32), Ruth Atkins (28), Paula Brown (28), Hannah Thorold (32) and Rowena Hughes (30) earned Spalding a grand ...

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GOLF: Spalding exit Bramley singles event at Woodhall Spa

Spalding Golf Club’s top team are out of the Bramley singles matchplay competition after a 2-1 home defeat to Woodhall Spa. On a wet evening at the Surfleet course, hosts Spalding exited the county inter-club tournament in the second round. Talented teenager Ollie Mitchell put in a strong performance but lost one down in a very close game, while Andy ...

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Tydd ‘border hoppers’ set for longest day

Four brave members of Tydd St Giles Golf Club are taking on the toughest test on the amateur scene – the Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Golf Challenge. The quartet of Mark Whittaker (captain), Malcolm Stead, Ian Edrupt and Neil John will take on 72 holes of golf in one day (June 22). However, their task is being made even ...

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Back-to-back Spalding titles for Grimwood

Andy Grimwood is Spalding Golf Club 2014 men’s strokeplay champion once again after winning the 36-hole Tester Salver competition with a super 143 gross total. He retained this trophy after recording a gross 75 in the morning round, followed by a superb 68 in the afternoon. That was enough to see Grimwood edge out Simon Richardson (74+70=144) by a solitary ...

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Spalding’s teen ace Hugo is county king again

Top Spalding Golf Club talent Hugo Kedzlie has retained his Lincolnshire under-14 and under-16 championship titles. Teenage sensation Kedzlie scored a 36-hole nett 136 total at Holme Hall Golf Club in Scunthorpe to clinch the two trophies, but just failed to take the boys’ under-18 title after losing a sudden death play-off hole. The 13-year-old shot rounds of 67 (nett ...

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Winter wonderland for Ollie and Mark

Ollie Mitchell and Mark Dodds held their nerve to win a thrilling Winter League final at Spalding Golf Club last week. The men’s winter league competition began way back in November last year, with almost 50 pairs playing in all weather conditions – leaving two pairs to contest the final for the Course Stewards Cup. In a high quality final ...

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Vital funds raised at Spalding RFC’s golf day

Spalding Rugby Club’s highly successful golf day raised more than £1,500 for the new ground development of the club’s mini and junior sections. Some 70 golfers took part in the Spalding Golf Club hosted event, which was followed by a dinner and prize presentations back at the Memorial Field. Spalding RFC thank local businesses for their support and sponsorship.

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Ford shows focus to secure Burton Cup

Ian Ford scored a superb 41 Stableford points to win one of Spalding Golf Club’s extremely popular Burton Cup competition. The 23-handicapper held off the challenge of over 150 other golfers to take the much coveted trophy by a single point at the Surfleet course. Paul Green (16 handicap) just edged second spot on countback from John Goode (16) after ...

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Derby delight for in-form Spalding ladies

In-form Spalding Golf Club ladies earned a fine 3-1 home success over Lincolnshire rivals Sleaford. Chris Vickers and Avril Norton (1 down) were the only duo to suffer defeat for Spalding, with Jenny Wilson and Angela Roper (5&4), Millie Thorold and Theresa Starbuck (1up) and Anne Ellis and Chris Leggett (2up) all winners. Spalding’s ladies secured a fine 4-0 win ...

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Dianne delivers to win county championship

Dianne Platt is the toast of Spalding Golf Club ladies’ section after winning the Lincolnshire Senior Championship title. The Spalding ace returning a gross 81 (nett 70) to take top spot at the Mark Rasen GC event. Platt’s handicap was also reduced from 11 to ten as a result of her county heroics. Some 31 lady members from Spalding GC ...

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Spirited Spalding secure a Toft tie

A depleted Spalding Golf Club scratch side battled to an admirable 3-3 draw with rivals Toft Hotel GC in their latest South Lincs League clash. With county commitments leaving Spalding a little under-strength, they did well to take a share of the spoils at the Surfleet course. The all-important wins for the home side came from Keith Hearne and Mark ...

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Butters is the Don to take Tydd title

Don Butters scored an impressive 39 points to win Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s annual Rabbits Cup open event. The RAF Marham ace edged out team-mate Ken White (38 points), with Tydd’s David Truluck taking third with a solid 36 points. The competition was contested by golfers from around the region with handicaps of 20 and above and concluded with ...

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Simon shines on week of top scores at Spalding

A spree of super scores were recorded as 20 of the 150 entrants went around at par or better at Spalding Golf Club’s monthly medal. Simon Goemans (90-25=65) came out on top in the 15-28 handicap category at the Surfleet course with a best of the day nett 65 – which earned him a four stroke handicap reduction. Andy Cunnington ...

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Mary’s medal win secures Spalding shot reduction

  Mary Gould saw off 38 other Spalding Golf Club ladies to lift the May Medal (sponsored by Hills Department store) prize at the Surfleet course. Her score of net 71 was enough for top spot – and secured a handicap reduction of two shots in the process. The silver division winner was Barbara Newcombe with a net 72, ahead ...

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Superb 65 guides Lee to Tydd title

Lee Willis landed Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s latest monthly medal prize in Division One with a cracking round of 65. He finished one shot clear of John Tilley, who was second in the top flight with a super 66. Tom Brooks (67) was a further shot back in third. Gino Ciuffini (68) and Bill Boughen (71) to the Division Two ...

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Pride and glory for top teenage talent Kedzlie

Young gun Hugo Kedzlie is enjoying an impressive start to the season at Spalding Golf Club. The 13-year-old, who won the April medal and placed second in the Massey Cup in recent weeks, took top spot once again at the EGU London Pride gold medal qualifier at the Surfleet course. A packed field of almost 150 entries contested the event, ...

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Spalding’s Stu storms to Massey Cup glory

Stuart Parker was on impressive form to see off a sizeable field and win Spalding Golf Club’s Massey Cup qualifying competition. The 11-handicapper continued his excellent early-season form by scoring 41 Stableford points at the Surfleet course.Teenage talent Hugo Kedzlie (5), another to have performed admirably so far this campaign, took second spot on countback from Doug Garfoot (13) after ...

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Hugo is the cream of the crop at Spalding

Teenage talent Hugo Kedzlie held off the challenge of almost 150 other members to win the 0-14 handicap category in Spalding Golf Club’s April monthly medal competition. Kedzlie (five handicap), who is the current under-14 midland counties champion, won by one stroke with a nett 68 (73-5=68) at the Surfleet course. The 13-year-old finished just ahead of Lawrie Haley (77-8=69) ...

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