Greetham sisters enjoy stunning day to take home the prizes

Photo one is of Ellie Haughton and sister Isabel.
Photo one is of Ellie Haughton and sister Isabel.
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Greetham Valley’s Ellie and Isabel Haughton took part in the under-21 Lincolnshire Open Championships at Stoke Rochford.

The competition was played on a hot and windy day and both girls played brilliantly.

Stoke Rochford is not a course for the faint-hearted but Ellie managed it well and finished with a nett 67 to win the nett trophy. Isabel also worked hard to win the under-13 trophy.

Ellie has now been cut to 24 and has also been picked to play for the Lincolnshire junior team in August.

l The first part of this year’s captain’s weekend was a stableford on the Lakes course.

The weather was hot, sticky and humid but Gill Tarrant took it all in her stride to win the ladies competition with a fantastic score of 39 points and earn a cut to 32.

Eileen Pare was second on countback and Ellie Haughton took third place after scoring 38 points, just one ahead of sister Isabel.

The men’s stableford competition had more than 120 competitors and was a tight affair, with the top three all scoring 41 points. Peter Key managed to take the win after a better back nine and was cut to 17. Andy Webb was placed second thanks to a better final six holes and was cut to 16. Greg Dobbs took third and was cut to 18.

The captain’s competition on Sunday was a ten hole fun game on the Valley course.

The format was one to score on the first, two on the second, three on the third and then start again. All scores counted on the final hole. Liz Haughton, Ellie Haughton and Pat Jones won the prize for the ladies team.

The men’s team led by Greetham chairman Frank Hinch won their section.

Chris Howe, Chris Ellis and Susie Ellis came home with 55 points to win the mixed team section.

l Muriel Wanless, who was born in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, in 1924, celebrated her 90th birthday.

She didn’t start playing golf until she and her late partner Frank joined Greetham Valley when it opened 22 years ago.

Muriel, who has an enviable posture thanks to years of ballroom dancing, still plays regularly off a handicap of 30.

Captain Bev Dolman and the ladies section gathered for a lunch in her honour. Bev described Muriel as an inspiration to all members and wished her many more years of golfing pleasure.

l The seniors had a fantastic home win on the Valley course against Sleaford.

Led by captain Radley Wardhaugh the team won by 61/2 to 11/2.

Dave Lucas and Rod Wells had a great 6 & 5 win in game two. Game three saw an even bigger win for the home side when seniors vice captain Peter Wood and Trevor Davis won by 7&5.