Golfers hole £1,000 for two schools

Skyler Mae and executive headteacher Alison Buddle (second left and second right) with Kerr Page (left), Adam Britton and club captain Nick Marklillie (right). ANL-140404-100900002
Skyler Mae and executive headteacher Alison Buddle (second left and second right) with Kerr Page (left), Adam Britton and club captain Nick Marklillie (right). ANL-140404-100900002

Gedney Hill Golf Club members put their tees and clubs to good use by raising more than £1,000 for two village primary schools.

The year-long Skyler Mae Eclectic Competition involved golfers playing a minimum of ten rounds after paying an £1 entry fee.

Adam Britton with the Roy Britton Memorial Trophy, named in memory of his late uncle Roy Britton.

Adam Britton with the Roy Britton Memorial Trophy, named in memory of his late uncle Roy Britton.

Each golfer was invited to compare their scores for every hole on the course against every round they played, with the lowest score on each hole being recorded to produce an 18-hole eclectic scorecard.

The competition was won by Andy Davies, with Adam Britton coming second and Chris Davies.

But more importantly, the eclectic event raised £1,080 for both Gedney Hill and Shepeau Stow Primary Schools and the money was presented to Alison Buddle, executive headteacher of both schools, by Adam, club captain Nick Markillie and PGA professional Kerr Page.

In other club news, a memorial competition for club stalwart Roy Britton was held and it was quite fittingly won by his nephew Adam Britton with 41pts.

Leroy Lucas came second on countback after he and third-placed golfer Keith Cooper both scored 38pts.

Meanwhile, Stuart Parker held off the challenge of almost 160 other golfers to take the much-coveted Nicholas Cup in what was Spalding Golf Club’s first individual competition of the season for men.

In good playing conditions using a Stableford format, Parker (13 handicap) scored 43 pts even without scoring on the second hole.

Parker won by 3pts from second-placed James Crampton (scratch) with 40pts, including six birdies in a gross score of 68.

Phil Tweddell (six) claimed third spot on countback from Mark Jones (eight), both scoring 39pts.

Other leading scores:- Mark Cooley - 38pts; Martin North, Andy Grimwood and Richard Laud - 37pts; Stephen Baxendale and David Inglis - 36pts; Peter Bingham, Derek Murphy, Martin Johnson, Chris Brooks, Edward Brand, Michael O’Brien, Simon Goemans, Alan Gough, Steve Phillips, Ollie Mitchell, Simon Rothwell, John Beaumont and Stuart East - 35pts.

Finally, Spalding’s first team has a tough first round tie against Woodhall Spa Golf Club in the Bramley County Singles Scratch Matchplay competition next month.