Revenge is swift and sweet at Greetham

Adam Smith at Greetham Valley Golf Club
Adam Smith at Greetham Valley Golf Club
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Greetham Valley’s first team quickly avenged their recent league defeat at Gedney Hill with a whitewash at the weekend.

Jordan Burdall and Chris Steele set the team on their way with a comfortable 4&3 win, Andrew Frisby and Ben Gasson followed suit with a 2&1 win and Fraser Denholm and Richard Wilson took the team to the halfway mark with a 7&5 demolition of their opposing pair.

Greetham needed just the half to complete the win but the team were in no mood to let up the pressure. Adam Clegg and Ray Gladwinfield maintained the team’s run with a 4&2 victory to win the match, before Trevor Smith and Bob Green won 4&3, and Paul Clegg and Scotty Stephenson completed a fantastic clean sweep by the same scoreline.

Greetham’s second team beat a strong Boston GC team 5-1 on the Lakes course.

Results: Simon Bateman and Pete Dickinson won 5&4; Alan Bennett and Steff Dutton won 1 up; Neil Crees and Peter De Kremer won 2&1; George Grant and Ben Easson lost 3&2; Tony Mould and Paul Jenkinson won 4&3; and Steve Anderson and Carl Causebrook won 1 up.

The B team were in action at Burghley Park at the weekend and after the first six games were trailing 4½-1½ but, with Burghley needing just one of the final four games to go their way, the Rutland club fought back.

Alan Bennett and Mike Watkins won the next game for Greetham 3&2, Fred Aspin and David Aldred won 3&2, and Wayne Terrett and Keith Heppenstall won 4&3 and Jim Wheeler and Geoff Wooley won 1 up to win the match.

l Adam Smith won Greetham Valley’s long-running Colin Easson Trophy on a windswept Lakes course last week.

Battling winds of up to 60mph, Smith won with a gutsy 38 points.

Smith, who plays off 23, is now targeting the 19 to 28 handicap championship this weekend, won by his friend James Ablett las year.

Second and third places were settled on countback after four people came in with 37 points. Nine handicapper Dean Wilkinson took second and Fraser Denholm, off six, was third. Peter Key and Kevin Daff were pushed back into fourth and fifth.

l Men’s captain Trevor Smith won the midweek Stableford on countback after the top three players all came in with 36 points.

Four handicapper Nick Cunnington was second and scratch player Jordan Burdall was third.

Smith was again the star of the show a few days later in the May weekend medal.

Playing off two, in division one, he shot a gross 70 to win the medal and the lowest gross. His handicap was cut to one. Six handicapper Chris Steele was cut to five after taking second with a gross 77.

Dave Smith’s handicap was cut to 19 after winning division two with a net 71. Ken Mason was second with a 72, he was cut to 22 while Steve Sharples, who won the 
lowest gross, lost out on countback and was pushed into third.

In the Ladies Medal, scratch player Sophie Beardsall again topped the field, taking the medal and the lowest gross with a sparkling 74. Twenty seven handicapper Fay Taylor was second with a net 76.