TEEING OFF: Pictured at Spalding Golf Club's new 1st hole – kindly sponsored by Baytree – are Barbara Newcombe, Shirley Gurbutt, Nigel Wallis, Jane Blom, ladies' section captain Beryl Clay and Chuck Wallis.

Golf round-up: Impressive Stott showing seals glory at Tydd St Giles’ Spring Open

Robert Stott was the emphatic overall winner of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Spring Open event.

A healthy 140 golfers took part in an individual stableford event, which was played amid excellent weather and with the course in fantastic condition.

Stott’s score of 44 points was three better than Johnathan Housley-Stott (41pts) in second, with Lewis Lee (38pts) claiming third.

One of the highlights of the day saw Dan Brooks nail a hole-in-one.

Gino Ciuffini thanked all for taking part and gave a special thanks to the greens staff for the excellent condition of the course, as well as helper Trevor Sewell and the restaurant and bar staff.

Results: Spring Open: Overall – 1st Robert Stott 44pts; 2nd Johnathan Housley-Stott 41pts; 3rd Lewis Lee 38pts. Division One – 1st Luke Rowell 37pts (ocb); 2nd Isaac Chaplain-Barton 37pts; 3rd Mark Whittaker 36pts (ocb). Division Two – 1st Mark Freear 36pts; 2nd Bally Sigurdsson 35pts; 3rd Dave Leedle 34pts (ocb). Nearest the pin (4th) – Paul Hunt; (8th) – Dean Nixon; (11th) – Dan Brooks (and a hole in one); (16th) – Lewis Lee; (18th in two) – Dean Wright. Longest Drive (13th) – Sean Graves.


Results: Men’s section: Fixture – Greetham Valley 1st 3.5 Spalding 1st 2.5 (James Crampton & Chuck Wallis won 6&5; Spennie Gooderson & Louie Gooderson won 1up; Andy Atkin & Steve Camm finished all square; Craig Gibson & Dave Perrot lost 2&1; Keith Hearne & Ant Murphy lost 3&2; Adam Mayman & Wayne Wallace lost 4&3).

Fixture – Spalding 2nd 5 Stoke Rochford 2nd 1 (Keith Hearne & Simon Horton won 4&2; Matt Richardson & Chris Lawson won 4&3; Chuck Wallis & Louie Gooderson won 3&2; Steve Camm & Conor Murray won 5&4; Darren Ford & Dave Perrot won 7&5; Paul Funnell & Lee Farrell lost 3&1).

Ladies’ section: Some 44 of Spalding Golf Club’s ladies took part in the May Medal, sponsored by Baytree Nurseries.

There were some excellent scores recorded, led by Jane Blom with 69, who won on count back from Shirley Gurbutt.

Third place was taken by Roz Barnett with 70 and Barbara Newcombe was fourth with 71.

Nigel Wallis, from Baytree, presented the winners with their prizes on the day.

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