GOLF: Ruth on a roll with medal win

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Ruth Atkins earned a handicap reduction as she won Spalding Golf Club’s August medal in the ladies’ section.

She got the better of 25 other players at the Surfleet course, posting a score of 73 (net) to cut her handicap by a solitary shot.

Second was Anne Ellis on 74 points, with Julia Colston third on 76.

• Spalding’s ladies earned a 3-1 home win over Tydd St Giles at the Surfleet course. Wins came from Angela Roper and Eileen Bridge (2up), Paula Brown and Mo Wallace (4&2) and Anne Ellis and Millie Thorold (4&3). Mags McArdle and Bev Harpham were edged out 2&1.


Ladies’ section: Result: Eagles 2 Sutton Bridge 2 (Margaret Fox &Linda Searle lost ; Ann Cross & Jen Baines won; Karen Gillett & Carole Caney lost; Judy Green & Judy Ostler won.

• Ladies’ Invitation Day: 1st Judy Green & Angela Hunt 40pts; 2nd. Jenny Wells & Mary Ellis 39 pts; 3rd Ann Davis & Dawn Robinson 38 pts. Nearest to the pin: Jenny Wells.

Seniors’ section: Result: Sutton Bridge x Feltwell x (Roger Williamson & Charlie Waling won 3&1; Roy Amos and Roy Fox lost 4&3; Noel Clare & Mervyn Williamson lost 5&4; Norman Davis & John Cross won 1up; Chris Shipp & Peter Wailes lost 1 down; Ray Page and Don Robinson won 5&4).


Men’s section: August Medal: 1st Steve Sayer 65; 2nd Graham East 67(ocb); 3rd Mike Page 67.

Seniors’ section: Result: Heacham Manor 4 Gedney Hill 2 (Leonard Kempster & Brian Cave lost 6&5; Bill Smith & Paul Wood lost 1 down; Doug Aitken & Bob Townsend lost 6&5; Peter Orbine & Carol Plume won 2&1; Wally Lawes & Bob Duke, won 3&1; Tom Melvin & Dave Spridgen, lost 6&5).

Ladies’ section: Golden Oldies: 1st Maggie Bingham 35; 2nd Janet Davis 32; 3rd Ann Chick 31.