GOLF: Spalding take spot at finals weekend

The mens winning team at the charity am/am. From left, Willie Ford, Darren Ford, David Tasker (club captain), Bill Main and Chris Brooks.
The mens winning team at the charity am/am. From left, Willie Ford, Darren Ford, David Tasker (club captain), Bill Main and Chris Brooks.
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Spalding’s first team left their league form behind with a notable win at Seacroft in the quarter-final of the Elsham fours competition.

With father and son Mark and Ollie Mitchell losing their match one-down, Charles Lacey and Dan Hines scored a seven-up win with first-team captain Andy Grimwood and plus-four handicapper Simon Richardson halving their match for an overall six-up win.

From left, Millie Thorold, Dina Reedman, David Tasker (club captain), Olive Gooderson and Hannah Thorold.

From left, Millie Thorold, Dina Reedman, David Tasker (club captain), Olive Gooderson and Hannah Thorold.

They progress to finals weekend at Elsham on August 14.

Meanwhile, Spalding’s second team continued their unbeaten season with a 6-0 whitewash against Belton Park on Sunday.

With much of the course very wet, the Spalding team adapted better to the conditions.

Phil Tweddell and Mark Cooley led the way by winning 5&4 with Mark Payne and former junior captain Calum Lewis matching that score.

Skipper Mark Jones and Tom Ladbrook won two-up on the 18th and the rout was completed by Trev Laud and Laurie Haley (2&1), Chris Moxon and promising junior Ed Brand (one-up) and Matt Richardson and Phil Wakefield also one-up thanks to a birdie from Richardson on 18.

Andy Rafferty’s third team lost both their fixtures over the weekend.

They went down 4-2 at Burghley Park with the winning pair for Spalding being Robin Exley and Neil West while Andy Rafferty and Ian Ford and Mick Bell and John Brett halved their matches.

Sunday’s trip to Boston West also ended in a 4-2 defeat with Brian Naylor and Paddy Wheeler and Doug Alexander and Bill Prosser recording Spalding’s points.

Club captain David Tasker continued his busy season with his Charity Am/Am which featured 100 golfers.

Winners of the ladies competition were Millie and Hannah Thorold, Dina Reedman and Olive Gooderson.

The men’s winning team was Chris Brooks, Bill Main and Willie and Darren Ford.

The mixed competition was won by John and Linda Dunwoodie (Peterborough Milton) and Paul and Kim Pateman (Newark).

The day raised around £2,500 for CMT UK.