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Captain Boyce completes best round of his golfing career

North Luffenham Golf Club marked the end of an era as they welcomed Greetham Valley for their very last fixture.

The weather was unusual for October with the temperatures climbing into the twenties and the sun shining down on the picturesque course.

Captain Andrew Boyce and team-mate John Fursdon started off against the Greetham captain Packa Risi and Bill Skinner.

The teams from North Luffenham and Greetham Valley before the match got underway. (4957346)
The teams from North Luffenham and Greetham Valley before the match got underway. (4957346)

Captain Boyce then proceeded to complete the best round of his golfing career as North Luffenham secured a 4&3 win.

The match was one of good humour and reflected the manner in which both teams played with spirit and fair play.

Jim Ashworth and Pau Barefoot of North Luffenham completed a comprehensive 7&6 win against Dean Wilkinson and Max Makssymiw.

However, Craig Allen and Chris Hatch for Greetham put a point on the board after coming back from four down to win two up by the 18th for a great turnaround.

Melvin Baker and Dave Pike scraped home against the Greetham pair of Ian Cunningham and Mark Dorsett after winning one up.

This match swung one way and then the other and the pendulum swung in the favour of the North Luffenham pair at the last.

Mark Luxford and Dale Roberts halved their match with Malcolm Boyd and Micky Fish and Bill Murray and Peter Christmas managed to take the point for North Luffenham against Duncan Reilly and David O’Leary two up.

The match finished 4.5-1-5 as both teams celebrated this turning of the page for North Luffenham.

In the penultimate match against Priors Hall, Corby, North Luffenham Seniors came out on top 5-1 in a very entertaining game.

Results: Andrew Boyce/Steve Moss won 7&5, Melvin Baker/Jim Ashworth won 1 up, Bill Murray/Roger Parkinson won 5&4, Geoff Clyde/Don Lambert won 5&4, Malcolm Hird/Bill Edwards won 3&2, Charles Cade/Dave Crooks lost two down.

The summer roll-up competitions have now finished on Thursdays.

In the individual competition, John Hastings clinched the title on the last day with 53 points, beating Steve Moss into second place with 46 points, and Bill Murray further back in third on 44 points.

In the competition for the team prize (points accumulated as a member of a team), Steve Moss retained his title with 36 points, followed by Bill Murray on 25 points and Andrew Boyce in third with 24 points.

The October Sunday medal was won by Peter Barker (9), scoring 37 points. He was closely followed by Mark Luxford (19) with 36 points who beat Richard Young (10) on countback.

In the midweek medal for October, Peter Christmas was the winner with an excellent 39 points, earning him a one point reduction in his handicap to 25.

Dave Baxter came second with an impressive 38 points and reducing his handicap to 16 with John Hastings (19) in third also with 38 points.

Finally, the Ketton Cup was won by Dale Roberts, with Dan Freckingham second and Dave Baxter third.

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