Andy trots to Tipsy win

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Rutland County Golf Club

THERE was festive fun at Rutland County this week with Andy Vernon weaving his way to first place in the Tipsy Trot, just ahead of Peterborough golfer Craig Allan with both players on 37 points.

Rick Collins rediscovered some form to score 36 points for third while Pete Siciliano edged Chris Palmer into fifth on countback, both also with 36 points.

The Turkey Trot attracted a good-sized field despite a bitterly cold breeze with Siciliano proving top of the trotters on 39 points, two shots clear of Oliver Huxley and Craig Allan.

The annual presentation and Christmas lunch was well attended with all the major trophies and medals presented before a slap-up lunch and the Christmas draw. Popular winner of the £300 membership voucher was local farmer Phil Drury.

l THE first round of the Winter Doubles produced a rousing display from Jamie Goddard and Russ Aust who whipped Bob Haynes and Reg Parker 5 and 4.

The red-hot winning duo conjured up no less than ten 3s in the 14 holes played – all taken in awe-struck, good humour by Bob Haynes who is used to big scores, albeit of the cricketing kind.

Stoke Rochford Golf Club

THIRTY-SEVEN Stoke seniors braved freezing squally showers to play a pairs combined save it or dump it competition with 12 of the 18 holes to count.

Winners on countback with 50 points were Dave Waling and Jarvis Peden. Second, also 50 points, were Tony Walker and Duncan Bennett with Mike Dickinson and Phillip Varley third on countback with a score of 49 points. Also on 49 points were Alan Dolby and Mike Palmer.

Overall leader after six rounds is Les Cooper with 16 points, followed by Alan Dolby, Keith Eddy. Mike Palmer and Jarvis Peden who all have 14.