High fives for Valley’s victory

Alex Ashwin, James Vaughan (Burghley Captain) Steven Graham (GVGC Captain) Jonathan Uttley, Freddie Turner and Ryan Tarrant
Alex Ashwin, James Vaughan (Burghley Captain) Steven Graham (GVGC Captain) Jonathan Uttley, Freddie Turner and Ryan Tarrant
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GREETHAM Valley Golf Club have won the Clark Chapman Trophy for the fifth year in a row.

A young Greetham side went into the second leg against Burghley Park with a two point advantage but were forced to chaffuer in back-up after only being able to muster a team of five players for the away leg.

Alex Ashwin arrived just in time to tee off and despite having no time to prepare managed a half alongside Steven Graham, a result that was vital for Greetham to retain the trophy.

Ryan Tarrant and the in-form Jonathan Uttley won their game but Rory Ludbrook and Freddie Turner struggled against a tough Burghley pairing, losing theirs, leaving it all to captain Graham and Ashwin to save the day. They halved their game which meant that Greetham won overall.

l FUTURE generations of players received a boost with an AM-AM match that was played in aid of the junior section on Sunday.

Twenty-three teams took part in an Am-Am match.

Teams of four played on the Lakes course with a best two on each hole format with a twist. All scores counted on the par threes and on the 18th and, with nowhere to hide, this was what decided the result.

Winter league winners Ron and Alex Carter, who teamed up with Chris Martin and James Horwood, won with a score of 100 points. Greg Sharpe, Matt Williams, Allie McNaughton and Dave Thompson were second with 97. Brett Skerrit, Colin Shaw, Ryan Tarrant and Steve Wilkinson were third with 96.

Captain Bob Green said: “The Juniors are the life blood of any club and as such should be given as much help as possible by the membership.”

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