Whitewash victory for Spalding Thirds golf team

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Spalding Golf Club’s men’s third team recorded an impressive whitewash in their match against Sandilands.

Their winners were Mike Murphy and Stuart Parker 7&5, Mick Hanson and Mick Bell 9&7, Jim Manson and Pete Spencer 6&5 , Alan Jackson and Peter Julien 6&4 and Sam Sampson and Ken Murray 2&1.

The mixed team were narrowly beaten when travelling to Kings Lynn.

Spalding lost 5.5-4.5 with Rod Filby and Olive Gooderson winning 6&5, Peter Gooderson and Hannah Thorold 3&1, Phil Thorold and Elizabeth Holbrook 1up while Bob Atkins and Millie Thorold, Roger Brown and Theresa Starbuck plus Bob Sutton and Mags McArdle all halved.

The men’s social side ran out 5-1 winners in a home match against Sutton Bridge.

In good weather and course conditions, their winners were Peter Bridge and Stuart Asher 2&1, John Crampton and Stewart Sharp 8&7, Peter Julien and John Moses 1up, Monty Brittain and Rod Filby 5&3 and Howard Greaves and Peter Sanders 2&1.

The men’s President’s Putter event saw 25 per cent of entrants playing to or below handicap.

The first three, all on 66, were John Anthony Spencer, Mark Cooley and Roy Foden.

Other notable scores included a gross 68 from Andy Grimwood and a gross 70 from James Crampton.

n Olive Gooderson and Jean Harvey were victorious as Spalding Golf Club’s female members played for the Hardy Cup.

Fourteen pairs contested the 3/4 handicap stableford competition with Gooderson and Harvey winning with 40 points.

Lesley Williams and Hannah Thorold were second with 38 followed byElaine Maclemen and Dianne Platt with 37.

Spalding Ladies were 3-1 winners when hosting Sleaford in a friendly.

Jenny Wilson and Angela Roper won 5&4, Chris Vickers and Avril Norton lost 1&2, Millie Thorold and Theresa Starbuck won 1 up and Anne Ellis and Chris Leggett won 2 up.

Eight ladies entered for the Sunday medal with Matilde Kedzlie winning with a net 72, followed byJean White on 73 and Leggett with 75.

Thorold was also in winning form when 37 women entered the Coronation Cup.

The stableford competition saw Thorold on top with 39 points and led to a handicap reduction of one point.

Second was Platt with 38 with Maureen Orwell third with 35.