Two Peters claim Greetham’s winter league title

Pete Dickinson, Peter Smith, Matt Asher and Ben gasson at Greetham Valley Golf CLub
Pete Dickinson, Peter Smith, Matt Asher and Ben gasson at Greetham Valley Golf CLub
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Peter Smith and Pete Dickinson are the 2012-13 Greetham Valley Winter League champions after winning the final on the 17th hole at the weekend.

The final, against Ben Gasson and Matt Asher, had been put back a week due to weather but when it was finally played was a fitting climax to a competition that began back in October with round robin series of games ahead of quarter and semi finals in March.

Dickinson, playing off six, and playing partner Smith, off 24, started well leading four-handicapper Gasson and 13-handicapper Asher two up after four holes on the Lakes course.

Gasson reduced the gap to one by the end of the front nine and the finalists were all square after the tenth hole.

Dickinson reinstated the Peters’ lead on the 13th and it was tight all the way to the 17th where Gasson missed a birdie by the narrowest of margins and Smith sunk his par putt to win the hole, match and title.

The two Peters, who said that the final was the toughest round of the series now turn their attention to the first white tee competition of the year, the Anniversary Trophy, which begins on Saturday.

l The Easter pairs competition, which is always played on the Valley course, looked to be in jeopardy at the start of the week and although the snow melted enough to allow the contest to go ahead, the bunkers were judged to be ground under repair.

Played over Friday, Saturday and Monday, members could play all three days as long as it was with a different partner each time.

In the men’s competition, the top four players all came in with a score of 43. Winners on countback were Peter Key and Graham Day, who beat Darren Want and Leon Wyche into second spot. Club secretary Dennis Millington and club president Martin Boughton were third with Alan Bennett playing and Simon Bateman fourth.

Sophie Beardsall and Pat Jamieson won the Ladies competition with a score of 36. Ladies vice-captain Bev Dolman and Jackie Bailey were second on 35, with Gilly Grant and Helen Woolley third on 32.