GOLF: Impressive Atkin is new Spalding club champion

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Ruth Atkin is the new club champion in Spalding Golf Club’s thriving ladies’ section.

She took top spot in The Ladies’ Club Championship, played last Wednesday at the Surfleet course, after shooting a total gross score of 180 (net 148) over the two rounds.

The weather conditions were very good, warm with a light breeze, which helped those ladies playing 36 holes. The competition was a medal open for the lady members with a handicap from one to 20.

Atkin shot a morning round of 93 (gross) and an afternoon round of 87 (gross) to seal the title, earning a handicap cut from 16 to 14 in the process.

In second place – and the overall net winner – was Anne Ellis with a score of 154.

She was just ahead of third-placed Angela Maltby(157), who had the best morning gross score of 91.

Also played for on the day was the Jean Farrow event, which was open to lady members with handicaps from 21 to 29.

This was also a medal competition over 18 holes, with the winner being Wendy Revill (73) earning a one-shot handicap reduction.

Debra Ward (75) was just behind in second, with Sue Dewar (77) further back in third.

• The Myers Shield was open to ladies with handicaps from 30 to 36.

The eventual winner was Lisa Howling with 83, who was just ahead of second-placed Judith Rawlings after she also scored.

Jenny Wilson took third place on 84.

• Paula Brown saw off 13 other lady members to win a Stableford competition at Surfleet.

She scored 33 points, which edged Maureen Orwell (31 points) into second ahead of Angela Maltby (30 points) in third.