GOLF: Jenny jubilant after sensational round

Tight tussle: Tydd St Giles Golf Club's ladies are pictured before their club 'Solheim Cup' match. The Pink Ladies beat the Black and Whites 9-7 in an incredibly close match. Photo supplied
Tight tussle: Tydd St Giles Golf Club's ladies are pictured before their club 'Solheim Cup' match. The Pink Ladies beat the Black and Whites 9-7 in an incredibly close match. Photo supplied

JENNY Pipe produced a wonderful round of golf to win Spalding Golf Club August medal with a sensational nett 68.

As well as qualifying for the ladies’ section’s gold medal, Pipe was also rewarded with a handicap reduction of three shots to 22.

Hot on her heels were Jenny Wilson and Doreen Spencer are both returned nett 69s.

Wilson reduces her handicap by three shots to 33 and Spencer by two to 26.

Also on form was Chris Leggett with a nett 72, while Jan Inglis won the silver division with a nett 75.

• Elaine Hancock and Dianne Platt stormed through the field with 48 points in the 3/4 handicap better-ball format – finishing four shots clear of second place at the county captain’s day held at Belton Park.

r Spalding ladies’ first team had a tough away match at Stoke Rochford in their penultimate match of the season as they suffered their first loss.

Result: Elaine Hancock & Dianne Platt lost 1 down; Angela Roper & Elizabeth Holbrook lost 1 down; Paula Brown & Lesley Plumpton lost 5&4; Ruth Atkins & Norma Parker lost 5&3.

• Spalding defeated Tydd St Giles 3.5-0.5 in a friendly clash, with Eileen Bridge & Norma Parker winning 3&2, Angela Roper and Olive Gooderson victorious by 8&6, Janet Earth and Matilde Kedzlie 5&4 winners and Maureen Orwell and Mary Ellis halving.

Men’s section: Spalding men’s monthly medal competition saw 32 of the 136 entries playing to par or better.

Miles Foden (77-12=65) came out on top in the 0-14 handicap category with a superb nett 65. He was three strokes ahead of Hugo Kedzlie (79-11=68) in second spot, with Phil Packard (73-5=68) just behind on countback.

Completing the leaderboard was senior captain Ray Harrison (79-10=69) in fourth with a nett 69.

Other leading scores in this category came from: 70 – Sandy Watson, Neil Clarke, Raich Growdridge, Josh Parkin. 71 – Gary Welsh, Bob Pearson, Mark Mitchell and Adrian Sibley.

The 15-28 handicap winner was Gerald Cox (88-21=67), with Rex Leverton (89-21=68) just taking second spot on countback from Tony Hubbert (87-19=68).

Rob Sampson was placed fourth, also on countback, from Archie Davies, Stuart Armstrong and John Beaumont, after all scored a nett 69.

Other leading scores: 70 – Roy Foden, 71 – Tim Davies, Kevin Marsdon, Barrie Hutson and Andrew Elms.

The best gross score was a 73 from Phil Packard and Mark Mitchell.

• King’s Lynn cruised to a 5-1 win over Spalding in a social match played at the Surfleet course.

Spalding’s only winning pair was Neil West and Ron Sudbury (2&1).

• Spalding’s mixed team secured a 4-4 draw in a social match at Sleaford.

Winning pairs for Spalding were Neil West and Norma Parker (6&5), Wayne Wallace and Jean White (4&3) and Peter Orwell and Janet Earth (1up). Albert Jacobs and Carole Holland and David Parker and Margaret Barkway both halved their games.

• Red-hot Spalding third have been on top form in their last two social fixtures with a 6-0 win on home soil against Seacroft GC and a 3.5-2.5 away win against Stoke Rochford.

Best performances in the win against Seacroft came from Dave Fitter and Rod Filby (6&5 win) and Kevin Siddle and Rob Sampson (4&3).

Stoke Rochford are always a tough side to beat on their own patch but wins from Chris Moxon and Alan Roper, Doug Garfoot and Andy Elms and Robin Roffe and Peter Julian helped secure a rare win.

Sutton Bridge GC

STEPHEN Bennett took the spoils at the annual Sutton Bridge Pro-Am event.

The Waltham Windmill GC ace managed to squeeze out a two under par total of 68 the take the first prize at the Hunter Land Rover King’s Lynn sponsored competition.

Swirling wind and some tricky pin placements ensured that all players were finding scoring low a problem.

The morning groups struggled to break par, but the sun shone brightly for the afternoon rounds and Bennett edged home by a shot.

Daniel Greenwood and Tom Rastall were joint second with one under par rounds, ahead of the unfortunate Andrew Hare, who double bogeyed the last to fall back to fourth on par.

The team event was comprehensively won by Sleaford’s Nigel Prue, Bob Wilkinson, George Ayres – who were aided by professional Tom Rastall – with a total of 128.

Second were Boston‘s Sam Dawson, Matt Hayland and Michael Skinner with pro Mark Skinner.

The nearest to the pin competition was worthily won by Paul Roberts with a tee shot that finished a mere 14 inches from the cup.

Club captain Barry Irwin presented the prizes and paid special thanks to David Drake of the PGA for administering and setting up the event. Irwin also thanked everyone who did their bit to ensure the smooth-running of the competition.

Ladies’ section: Eagles 4 Sutton Bridge 0 (Team: Beryl Stockton & Suzanne Aitkin, Carole Whitelam & Wendy Fenner, Jane Rose & Betty Reeve, Carole Caney & Sue Town).

• OB’s invite ladies – 1st John Cropper & Brenda Bell 34pts; 2nd Andy Parks & Jeannette McEwan 32pts (ocb); 3rd Chris Shipp & Judy Green 32pts; 4th Ken Burton & Janet Groves 31pts. Nearest to pin – Terry Young.

Toft Hotel GC

DAVID Ellson’s hole in one was just one of the highlights of Toft’s Captain’s Day.

Ellson achieved his ace on the par three 10th hole – but he couldn’t stop Steve Wildmore from winning with 46 Stableford points.

Second place went to Peter Spencer (45 points), with Mark Gould third on 43 points.

Mary Stark (41 points) was the best lady performer on the day, with Michael Rowland leading the way in the senior section on 37 points.

A raffle on the day raised £650 for the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity.

Results: Saturday Stableford – 1st Chris Elsey 44pts; 2nd Ian Nichols 40pts; 3rd Keith Sims 40pts. Midweek medal – 1st Wayne Catt nett 67; 2nd Scott Freer nett 68.

Tydd St Giles GC

TYDD’S seniors celebrated the tenth anniversary of their ‘Ryder Cup’ competition.

Split into two teams, the ‘rest of the world’ won a hard-fought contest against a ‘England’ by 26 points to 25.

Brian Gough was the winning captain and presented medals to his team, along with an engraved crystal glass tankard to mark the occasion.

Ladies’ section: Stableford – 1st Christine Doy 36pts; 2nd Linda Daboo 33pts; 3rd Chelsea Petty 31pts. Medal One – 1st Sue Racey nett 81; 2nd Nicola Stead nett 85; 3rd Petra Meir nett 94. Medal Two – 1st Val Sambridge nett 68; 2nd Chelsea Petty nett 69; 3rd Petra Meir nett 71. Richard Knight Homes Group Ltd July Medal – 1st Val Sambridge.

• Solheim Cup Competition (36 holes) – Pink Ladies (captained by Sylvia Illsley) 9 Black and Whites (captained by Petra Meir) 7.

• Lincolnshire League – Tydd 3.5 Sutton Bridge 0.5; Belton Woods 3 Tydd 1.

• Other fixtures – Eagles halved with Tydd; Thorney Lakes halved with Tydd; Heacham Manor 2 Tydd 1; Spalding 3.5 Tydd 0.5.

Gedney Hill GC

Results: Men’s section: Rover Cup – 1st Ian Weller nett 65; 2nd Merv Davies 68; 3rd Jim Starbuck 70.

Seniors’ section: Gedney Hill 4 Sudbrook Moor 2 (Carl Claxton & Bob Duke lost 3&1; David Lord & Keith Cooper won 4&3; Peter Orbine & Bill Sharpe won 1up; Rob Newns & Tom Melvin lost 1 down; John Venters & Noel Delaney won 6&5; Gavin Staite & Roy Britton won 6&5).

Seniors Captain’s Day: Overall winner – Merv Davis. Senior men’s winner – Carol Plume. Ladies’ winner – Ros Upton. Guests’ winner – Merv Davies. Nearest to pin (3rd) – Neil Sargeant; (4th) – Noel Delaney; (11th) – Martin Boutle; (12th) – Mick Drury.

Ladies’ section: August Medal – 1st Nicky Weller nett 72; 2nd Chris Bennett 73; 3rd Maggie Bingham 81.