Competitions come thick and fast for golfers

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A busy start to the month at Stoke Rochford, with competitions coming thick and fast, included the May Monthly Medal.

It was a competitive affair but very few could get anywhere near Simon Yelland’s net score of 65, which was good enough to win by two shots.

David Metheringham was in second place with 78-11=67, and Terence Haggerty shot 79-12-67 for third place. The lowest gross score of the day was Roger Rawson’s 72, just two over par.

l The Bank Holiday Bogey follows a slightly different format than most competitions at Stoke Rochford with players competing against the par of the course on a hole-by-hole basis.

Steve Buckley came first after being better than the course on 5 holes. Jon Senescall and Paul Knapp were second and third respectively with +4.

Tom Keegan, playing off a handicap of 25, scored a remarkable 44 points in the May Midweek Stableford. Two points further back was Michael Rance, with Alan Jessop in third place with 40 points.

l The President’s Shield was won by Mark Bell with +4 with Jack Greenfield and Barrie Griffin placed second and third respectively with +2.

Adam Footitt had a strong finish to thank as he won the prize for best gross based on his score on the final 6 holes.

l The C Team continued their fine form with a 4-2 win over near-neighbours Greetham Valley.

Martin Bellamy and Andy Edwards halved, Ian Dobson and Andrew Tildesley won 3 and 2, Bob Bennett and Ben Boot won 4 and 3, Graham Miller and Giles Gill won 2 and 1, and Brian White and Eddie Plant halved.

l The thriving Stoke Rochford Ladies section has also enjoyed a busy start to May with a number of trophies up for grabs.

The Silver Rose 0-20 handicap was won by Judy Rawson with Net 71, the Marlow Midway 21-28 handicap was won by Lynn Ewart Net 77, and the Leverett Cup 29-36 handicap was won by Ruth Greenfield with a Net 76. Overall Gross was Pam Watson with a 79

Meanwhile, the EG Medal was won by Sue Booth with a net 70, Avis Griffin was second with 72, and Doris Kent was third with 73. Lowest gross was Pam Watson with a 77.

The Bursnal Cup is a Stableford competition and Sue Taylor emerged victorious with a score of 44 points that saw her handicap tumble from 28 to 24. Elaine Kirby was second with 35 points, narrowly edging Avis Griffin into third place. Lowest gross was Pam Watson.