Greetham win in grand style

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Greetham Valley GC

EVERYTHING fell into place for Greetham Valley’s 1st team on Saturday.

The side had been struggling for the last couple of matches and sit mid-table in their league but they enjoyed an emphatic 6-0 win at home to Sutton Bridge on Saturday.

Sam Sharpe and Steven Graham won 4 and 2; Bob Green and Dave Morgan won 7 and 6; Neil Harris and Jordan Burdall won 7 and 6; Glenn Sharpe and Dave Thompson won 7 and 5; Darrren Sargood and Neil Creese won 2 up; Nick Cunnington and Alan Bennett won 2 and 1.

First team captain Bob Green said that the team feel as though they have turned a corner. Their next game is away at Toft.

l GREETHAM Valley Lady Captain Jackie Friend and Stoke Rochford Lady Captain and former Greetham member, Sheila Dugmore won the Stoke Rochford Ladies invitation day on countback with 39 points.

The format was pairs better ball Stableford and Jackie said that they gelled very well with each coming in when the other was out of it.

Lady Vice Captain Eileen Pare, who usually runs the mixed team, was away on holiday so Jackie stood in for her in the mixed match against Cold Ashby which was played on the Lakes course.

Officially, they halved the match. Unofficially, the Greetham team won as Cold Ashby had brought eight pairs instead of the usual six.

Rather than throwing the last two pairs out, the two lady captains decided to draw one pair to play for Greetham and the pair that Jackie had drawn won the final match.

l SIXTEEN handicapper Mark Mousley had his handicap cut to 14 after winning the mid-week medal with a gross 83.

Second place went to Gary Ferrar on countback, Rory Ludbrook took the third spot. The pair who played off 12, came in with a gross score of 80 and were cut to 11.

l IN the seniors’ first division, Ken Stewart had a fantastic score of 43 points to win the July Stableford qualifier.

Ken said that he was off 6 when he was much younger and his aim over the next 12 months is to try to get down to that again, and he is going in the right direction earning a cut to eight last week.

John Dowding was cut to 17 after scoring 42 to secure second place and Joe Ball was cut to 13 after taking third with 41.

The second division was won by Frank Maguire with 41 points. Second and third places were decided on countback, Bill Ormond took second and Radley Wardhaugh was third, they both scored 40.