Moore Stephens Trophy.
Playing off white tees, more than 100 competitors braved the elements for a chance to win the Moore Stephens Trophy at Greetham Valley Golf Club.
The overall scoring shows the difficulty the players experienced, only seven of the competitors were under nett par and out of those, only two were in the 60s.
The winner of the competition, 15 handicapper Terry Romeo, had a fantastic game and came home with a gross 81, nett 66.
Terry dropped five shots on the front nine and only four on the back. He thought he had blown it after getting a double bogie on the tough par five 16th but got those two shots back when he eagled the par four 18th, that in itself is a very rare and difficult feat.
Terry said that in the conditions it must have counted as one of his best rounds ever and the eagle was the icing on the cake.
Six handicapper Ray Gladwinfield must have thought he was in with a chance of the win after dropping only three shots in the very rough conditions.
Ray shot a brilliant gross 75, nett 69 and was one of the very few people to par the 16th into the wind. He had to be content with second place.
Fourteen handicapper David Dalglish took third place on count-back with a gross 84, nett 70. Two handicapper Jordan Burdall had the lowest gross, shooting an amazing 73.
In the ladies competition, former ladies president Beryl Crossland took first place with a gross 88, nett 69 and was cut to 17. Beryl described the conditions as brutal. Christine Edwards was also cut to 17 after taking second place with a gross 88, nett 70. Angela Wheeler was third with a gross 92, nett 73. Sophie Beardsall playing off scratch had the lowest gross with a splendid 74.
l The seniors continued their fine run of form when they beat Cosby by five-and-a-half to two-and-a half. This was a convincing win but captain Mike Guy described it as a very hard fought one as three of the games were halved.
Tony King and Bill Ormond came back from two down to win 4 & 3, Martin Hope and Brian Parker won one up on the 18 after being down for most of the game.
l The competitors in Mike Guy’s seniors captains day also had a cold and howling wind to contend with.
The competition was held on two courses, the Lakes where they played off yellow tees to the same flag positions used for the Moore Stephens Trophy and the par 3 academy course.
Thirteen handicapper Neil Bradbury won the 18 hole Stableford competition on the Lakes course but the overall win went to 24 handicapper Peter Morris who had the best combined score of 63 from the two courses.
The ladies section are kind enough to bake and provide cakes at the halfway house for this competition and on a day of very rough conditions, this was even better received than usual.
Val Guy and Valda Austin were on hand to serve cake and drinks.