David Aldred has won the first round of the Seniors Winter League and the Seniors’ October medal to cap an excellent couple of the weeks for the 17-handicapper at Greetham.
Aldred took runners-up spot behind Tim Holwett in the September medal and also claimed a fourth place, partnering Fred Aspin in the Market Harborough Invitation recently.
He took the winter league victory with 43 points, and the monthly medal with a gross 80.
The medal was played on the par 68 Valley course where Aldred, playing in division one, got off to a great start by parring the first five holes. He went on to birdie the 13th but landed his second shot in the water on 14th for treble bogie before recovering to finish his round with a birdie on the 18th.
Alan Sorlie, off 14, was second with a net 64 which also included a birdie on the final hole. John Dowding, off 16, came in with a net 65 to claim third.
Eight-handicapper Neil Lowndes won the lowest gross in division one with a brilliant 75.
David Lucas, off 19, won division two and the lowest gross with an cracking 85, net 66. Bob King, off 19, was second with a net 68. Trevor Davies, also off 19, was just one shot behind in third place.
The men’s October midweek medal was also played on the Valley course but this time off white tees.
Shaun Denholm’s round didn’t start off well - he bogied the first three holes - but he then dropped only one shot on the next five holes to finish with nine pars and nine bogies.
Second and third were decided on countback with two players on a net 65. Nine handicapper Roger Bass took second and Michael Fish, off 12, was third. Tim Nixon, off seven, won the lowest gross with a magnificent seventy two.
The seniors played their toughest match of their year against a highly competitive Ladies section.
eniors Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce said that playing the match wasn’t as tough as the negotiations with Ladies Captain Eileen Pare to decide the format. They eventually agreed to a three quarter difference and, as the Ladies would be playing off the men’s card, four courtesy shots for them.
The match was enjoyed by all and eventually won 8-2 by the seniors to claim the silver salver.