Dixon wins Turkey Trot at North Luffenham

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In the Sunday medal for November at North Luffenham there was a three-way tie for top spot in Division One, all scoring 35 points, John Fursdon (off 8) won on count back from Peter Barker (off 9), with Richard Young in third off 12.

In Division Two, Dale Pettitt led the way with 33 points (off 22), followed by Pau Barefoot (off 28) scoring 31 and beating Bill Murray (off 22) on countback.

l In the November midweek medal, every player found scoring difficult, except winner Graham Ball with a magnificent 38 points (off 15). Trailing behind in second place was Graham Dexter (off 21) with 31 points and captain Bob Matthew further back on 29 points (off 20) in third place.

l The annual ‘Turkey Trot’ was held at the end of November in relatively calm conditions. Leading the field was Bob Dixon scoring an excellent 36 points, closely followed by John Fursdon with 35 points, Dale Roberts in third scoring 34 points and Keith Bellamy in fourth place on 33 points. All of these golfers received meat vouchers for their efforts.

l The Sunday medal for December was played in blustery conditions, but the course was in good shape though very wet, making scoring very difficult. The Division One winner was Keith Bellamy (off 16) scoring 33 points, with Dan Freckingham (off 12) in second place on 30 points, beating Jim Ashworth (off 14) on count back.

New member this year, Mark Luxford, was the only one who really tamed the course scoring an excellent 39 points, resulting in a two shot reduction in his handicap to 22.

Dale Roberts on 35 points came second and also saw his handicap reduced by one shot to 24, with Fred Baxter (off 21) in third place scoring 31 points.

All the members would like to wish Andy Wood, the course manager and lease holder, a very speedy recovery from his recent major heart surgery.

On a sour note, the club members were dismayed to hear of the recent break-in at the club, when valuable equipment was stolen including a tractor, which was later discovered in Empingham.

It is devastating when everybody works so hard to keep the club running smoothly.