Ruddles Trophy is first of summer

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THE Summer competitions are up and running at North Luffenham Golf Club with Dick Gregory, Jim Ashworth, Dave Wildman and Keith Bellamy winning the Ruddles Trophy.

The latest Sunday Medal Division 1 winner was Keith Bellamy who returned a net 70 earning him a handicap cut from 18 to 17. Second was Tom Little with a net 72 off 11.

Division 2 winner was Dave Flynn with net 74 off 24 beating Gwilym Jones (26) on count back.

The mid-week medal for May was won by Alan Cassapi with an impressive net 66, which led to a handicap reduction from 19 to 18. He held off club president Stan Smith into second with a net 68 off 26.

Both the seniors team and the men’s team played two matches in May. The seniors beat Humberstone Heights 4 -2 in a very tight game, but were beaten 4-2 , in a similarly close match, by Oadby.

Results: Alan Swindley/Stan Smith won 5 & 4, Malcolm Hird/Graham Ball lost 5 & 4, Lew Ritchie/Alan Cassapi lost 3 & 2, Chris Lee/John Everitt halved, Dave Woodcock/Peter Lemmon halved, Alan Barwell/Don Lambert lost 2 & 1.

The men’s team suffered a heavy defeat at Rutland County going down 6-0, although two of the games were decided on the last green.

The match against Rutland Water was an enjoyable 3-3 draw.

Results: Malcolm Hird/Alan Barwell lost 1 down to Bob Sachs/Robbie Pengelly, Stan Smith/Chris Lee won 6&5 against Bob Kerr/Brian Shelbourn, Dave Grieve/Graham Ball lost 3&2 to Pat Lewis Brown/Mat Clarke, Don Lambert/Dave Wildman won 5&3 against Roddy Laing/Chris James, Jim Ashworth/Roger Chong lost 2 down, John Everitt/Alan Everitt won 3&2.