GOLF: Olly wins for County

FIFTEEN-year-old Olly Huxley, representing Rutland County Golf Club, has won the U16 category competition at the Leicestershire Boys Age Group Championship at Glen Gorse Golf Club.

Huxley now plays off 6.6 after shooting a gross 75 (net 67), and Steve Lowe at Rutland County said: “He is tipped as a future club champion and will surely improve steadily as he gets stronger.”

MARGARET Rippin was the popular winner of Rutland County’s Ladies Mid Summer Trophy.

She scored 37 points, just besting Carol Westcott by a single point. Jackie Cole was two points further back in third.

Carol Westcott and Meg Tasker joined up with two ladies from Market Rasen to win the Spalding Ladies Open in fine style on 97 points.

The Ladies August Stableford was won by Michelle Powell on 33 points with Pat Wright egded into second with 32 points and Kathy Horner third on 31.

RUTLAND County has announced the appointment of Jasen Barker as the new Professional at the club.

Barker, who lives at Cottesmore, returns after an absence of 17 years during which time he has been the head pro at Milton GC for the last seven.

He is keen to start junior coaching and to introduce beginners to the game. For details call 01780 460330 or visit www.rutlandcountygolf.co.uk.

IN the Seniors Summer Knockout, widely fancied Gordon Young crashed out 5 and 4, as Dick Wray had an easy ride through to the semi-final stage.

Rutland County Seniors drew 4-4 at Thorney Lakes.

Results: Stewart Picton & Mike Platt won 2&1; Arthur Dethick & John Mason lost 1 down; John Rudin & John Killin lost 3&1; David Whitehead & John Chatburn won 3&2; Bill Pearson & Mike Glenister lost 5&3; Terry Loomes & Ron Jenkins halved; Ian Barron & Rob Elliott halved; Keith Barratt & John Phipps won 1 up.

RUTLAND County’s Seniors teo from three was won by Alistair Scott, Nick Lewis and Frank Copsey with a score of 80 points.

Results of August Medal: Division 1 - 1st Fred Shorrock 67, 2nd Alan Bainbridge 70, 3rd Kevin Whittle 71. Division 2 - 1st Jan Reynolds 70, 2nd Bill Ansell 73cb, 3rd Alan Weedon 73cb.

RON Snape got nearest the pin on the 17th with a near hole in one finishing 2.5 feet from the hole. Mike Reynolds returned six shots on nearly every hole he played, Alistair Scott birdied two of the par fives