Ollie wins winter opener

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RUTLAND County’s first Winter Medal was won by in-form Ollie Huxley this week.

Ollie shot 78-11-67 to just edge out Craig Allan on 80-12-68.

Graham Patrickson headed a gaggle of players on net 68 to claim third spot. Michael Pressick returned best gross 76.

Fine weather encouraged a sizeable field for the first round of the three-legged, Bogey Stableford Medal, which was won, with a fine +6, by Neil Newlands.

John Spinlove just took second on countback ahead of Ollie Huxley with +4.

The second round of the Seniors Open Winter Series once again saw a good turnout from senior golfers from all around the region. Competition was fierce but Rutland County members still put in a good performance led by Fred Shorrock’s 40 points for second place.

Scraptoft’s Paul Nicholson claimed top spot with 41 points, Ray Bills was third on 39 and John Goode fourth on countback.

Paul Nicholson now leads the overall eclectic table on 12pts. Terry Garland is second on 10 with home players Keith Barratt and Fred Shorrock in third and fourth, both on 9 points.

The next round is on December 5. Call Tracy on 01780 460330 to book your tee.

With the Seniors rushing to fit in their annual meeting, a 9-hole, 3-club, 2-tee competition was staged to finish by midday last week.

Ken Jakeman and Alan Weedon won their respective groups with Kevin Whittle and John Chatburn nearest the pins.

Presentations were also made to Summer Singles winner Colin Brown, Summer Doubles winners Graham Cole and Alan Shuttleworth and Order of Merit winner Alan Bainbridge.

Highlight of the day was outgoing captain John Mason’s presentation of the proceeds of his and the section’s fantastic charity work in aid of Rutland Sailability this year.

A fantastic £3,113.55 was presented to Rutland Sailability vice chairman, Ros Mulholland-Gullick.