Four-midable run of wins for seniors

Burghley Park GC

BURGHLEY Park Seniors completed their April programme with four victories and two defeats.

The month got off to a good start with a home win against Luffenham Heath and two other home wins, 5–3 against Peterborough Milton and 6–2 against Greetham Valley.

Three away matches followed, two were lost; narrowly at St Neots 3.5–4.5 and decisively at Stoke Rochford 2–6; but the month ended on a high note with a 5.5–2.5 win at Ramsey on Royal Wedding Day.

May Bank Holiday weekend saw a Royal Wedding Stableford won by six clear points by the rapidly improving junior Matthew Lem with 44 points and a handicap reduction to single figures. Second was Stuart Busby with 38 and a two shot handicap reduction. Glynn Woolf, Trevor Robson, Kelvyn Tow and Michael Wright all returned 37 with Paul Dove on 36.

Foursomes competitions were held on Sunday for both Father and Son pairs and other relationships in the Family Foursomes.

Bill and Jon Sewell won the Father and Son on countback from Andrew and James Vaughan whilst brothers George and Harry Tee won the Family Foursomes by the odd point from Richard Vaughan and daughter Hannah with cousins Adam and Dean Vaughan a further point behind.

The British Red Cross was supported on Bank Holiday Monday with both a Mixed Greensomes and a mens Stableford. Played in a strong, breeze the mens event was won with an outstanding score of 44 by Dean Vaughan. This was six ahead of James Bust with James Grant one further back.

Paul Woods and Damian Hodgson scored 36 with Ian Clark and Joe Regis on 35. In the mixed event Derrick Wade and Pat Harris made it a double following their win in the RNLI event last week. With a stableford score of 43 points, representing a gross 80, two ahead of Peter Beeke and Chris Wright with David and Barbara Allen on 40.

The A Team fought back well to get a half against Blankney (away). Losing the first three games the tail saved the day with wins from Joe Lippett/James Vaughan; Nick Glover/Michael Pressick and George Beadle/Richard Vaughan.

Greetham Valley GC

GUSTS of up to 50mph greeted competitors in the annual Tudor Springs Foursomes on Sunday. The match was played off white tees and under medal rules.

Fred Aspin and Peter Zimmer-Smith, who had entered at the last minute after a chance meeting on the par three course a few days earlier, won it with a score of 73.5.

The pair thought that they had blown it after visiting the lake on the 10th and scoring an 8 but the high wind proved to be a great leveller and they managed to repair the damage over the next eight holes.

Junior vice captain Ryan Tarrant and his partner George Grant were second with 74. Dennis Millington playing with club president Martin Boughton, took third with a score of 75.5.

The Peugeot Coronation Foursomes Stableford competition played on the same day by the ladies was also affected by the high winds.

Christine Edwards, who had recently returned to the club after a few years away, played with former ladies’ president Beryl Crossland and won with a score of 36 points.

Heather Morgan and Annie McCullough took second with 34 points and Lesley Young and Karen Read were third with 32.

Greetham C team took on visitors Stoke Rochford the next day with the same high wind causing trouble for both sides. After a great tussle, Greetham ran out winners by four games to two.

Stoke Rochford Golf Club

STOKE Rochford Ladies beat Sleaford 4-0.

Results: Sheila Dugmore & Judy Rawson won 2 & 1, Avis Griffin & Jacqui Francis won 8 & 6, Dorne Werner & Roni Proctor won 2 & 1 and Michele York & Gill Little won 4 & 3.