President Holbrook in form as ladies win

Elizabeth Holbrook (right) with Eileen Bridge and Dina Reedman.''ENGANL00120110929162208
Elizabeth Holbrook (right) with Eileen Bridge and Dina Reedman.''ENGANL00120110929162208

Spalding ladies marched into the fourth round of the Mail on Sunday competition with a convincing s 4.5-0.5 home win against Tydd St Giles.

President Elizabeth Holbrook led the team out and, despite giving eight shots, was four up after four holes and never looked back as she won 6&4

Out second was Elaine Hancock who, giving 11 shots, gained a three-hole lead at the halfway point and went onwin by a 3&2 margin.

Ruth Atkins, giving just two shots, had a tough start and was three down after four holes. She was still three down five holes later but reduced that to one going to the 18th tee where she played the last hole very well to finish all-square.

Lesley Williams, giving seven shots, stormed into an early three-hole lead but her advantage had been reduced to one at the turn. She forged ahead on the back nine though to win 3&2.

Dianne Platt, in the final game, was giving nine shots and she soon took control to run out a 5&3 winner.

Chris Leggett and Olive Gooderson didn’t fare so well in the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. Receiving five shots, the Spalding duo were two down after six holes, but a well-played seventh hole brought the deficit back to one.

They lost the ninth hole but won the 10th and the 12th with a superb par to be all-square.

That was as good as it got for the Spalding duo as the Boston pair forged ahead with wins on the 14th and 16th holes and a halved hole on the 17th sealed a two-up win for the Boston pair.

Pat West and Barbara Newcombe came out on top in the club’s Coronation Foursomes.

They scored 33 points to defeat the Paula Brown and Lynda Double pairing (also 33) with Leggett and Gooderson third with 32.

The Silver Division ladies team came out on top when travelling to Sleaford. Brown and Angela Roper lost one down, Avril Norton and Anita Cross won 5 and 4, Barbara Newcombe and Ruth Atkins halved while Sue Watson and Theresa Starbuck won 3 and 2.

Millie Thorold won the April medal with a nett 75. Also returning a nett 75 was Lesley Williams while Yvonne Greaves was on 76. Missing out on the prizes was Barbara Newcombe who also had a nett 76.

Brown won the club’s Gold Medal competitionwith a net 78 from Angela Roper (79) and Sue Dewar (81) third.

n The in-form Stuart Parker and teenager Hugo Kedzlie continued their good early season form when impressing at Spalding Golf Club’s Massey Cup qualifying competition.

More than 150 golfers took part with Parker (11 handicap) topping the list on 41 stableford points as Kedzlie (5), took second spot on countback from Doug Garfoot (13), both scoring 40pts.

Only the top eight scores progress to the matchplay knockout stage later in the season with Dave Perrott, Lloyd Chatham and Wayne Wallace all qualifying on 39 points along with Stephen Baxendale and John Beaumont on 38.

Parker had his handicap reduced from 11 to eight and 13 year-old Kedzlie now plays off four handicap.

The annual England versus Ireland golf challenge match saw Bob Pearson’s England team regain the Shillelagh Trophy with a convincing 12.5-7.5 victory over John Walker’s side.

Pearson and Sue Matthews (4&3), Bob Sutton and Hannah Thorold 4&3, and Peter Gooderson and Graham Hutchings (2up) were the pick of the winners for England while Keith Williams and Elizabeth Holbrook plus Keith Moore and Eileen Bridge (both 4&3) performed well for Ireland.

Boxing legend Dave ‘Boy’ Green turned out for the England team as more than £400 was raised for charity.

Tydd St Giles Golf Club results

Seniors Champions of Champions Medal Competition. Division One: 1 Lee Smith 77-11=66, 2 Russell Doy 88-18=70; 3 Brian Newby 85-14=71.

Seniors Stableford Voucher Competition. Division One: 1 Roger Lancaster 43pts; 2 Trevor Sewell 39; 3 Steve Skoulding 37.

Men’s Winter Pairs Final: 1 George Pawson’s team 46pts; 2 Ian Edrup’s team 43; 3 Kevin Dady’s team 40.