Rutland County’s Mixed Spring Am-Am attracted a field of 88 with a mixture of golfers from as far afield as Brighton.
Lady captain Jenny Cobb was delighted with her first major competition of the season as were the winning teams who enjoyed not only a course in excellent condition, but also a packed prize-table.
The event raised a total of £341 for charity including for Jenny’s chosen cause this year – The Alzheimer’s Society.
Roger Overton led his team of Rick Collins, Dave Waddell and Pete Maksymiw to victory with an outstanding 95 stableford points, two points clear of Corby’s finest –Graham and Matt Thompson, Andy Pringle and Titch Barry.
Matt had a field day as he also claimed nearest the pin on the 4th and holed the putt for a share of the 2’s fund.
Bourne golfer Taff Magill’s team of Pete Woolley, Darren Child and Deggie Palmer were third on 90 – Palmer also claimed nearest the pin on the 17th.
Mark Dwyer was nearest on the 7th, Dave McHutchison on the 13th and Martin Clark on the 15th.
The seniors hosted Toft seniors in the first home match of the new season.
The players were greeted at the course by a very seasonal covering of frost, but this cleared nicely before battle commenced.
The match resulted in a fine win for the hosts by six matches to two.
Ron Jenkins, the seniors captain, would like to thank the “Two Maureens” for their much appreciated services at the halfway house.
The results were: Ron Jenkins and Tony Whiting won 3&2, Alan Garner and Brian Kirby halved, John Phipps and Ray Taylor won 4 & 2, Bob Goddard and John Chatburn lost 3 & 1, John Mason and Terry Loomes won 2 up, Kenny Windsor and Rob Elliott won 1 up, Ted Leighton and Ron Snap won 5 & 3 and Tom Moffatt and Jerry Jolly halved.
There was another good turnout in the 3 - 2 - 1. Fortune favoured all those who played, the heavens opened after everyone got off the course.
Individual highlights were: John Bremner with 43 points, also Mike Pell and Ron Jenkins both with 42 points, all getting the big scores in before the monthly stableford qualifier on Tuesday.
The winning team with an outrageous score of 86 points, 4 points ahead of their nearest rivals, were Kenny Windsor, Jerry Jolly and Ron Jenkins.
In the Individual Stableford 45 members played, a number returning some very good scores.
The day’s top player in division one was Cliff Knapp with 43 points, followed by Mike Frankish with 42.
In division two Jerry Jolly was top with 42 ahead of Andrew Counsell with 41.