Mel Brown and John Procter led the way in the May Seniors Stableford on Thursday which was blessed with some pleasant warm and sunny weather.
Both winning players scored 43 points and for Brown it was a welcome return to form after a frustrating couple of months on the course. A steady 18 points on the front nine didn’t suggest a great change was on the cards but a superb 25 points on the homeward run, including 6 consecutive nett birdies to finish, with altered things greatly. This gave him a 3 point cushion over Tim Amy who is steadily chipping away at his handicap index with a string of improving scores. Jeff Milton was third with 39.
The scoring story was similar too for Procter as he matched the impressive 18/25 split of Brown. His back nine contained two nett eagles though including a two at the 17th after he dropped a stroke at the 10th. He distanced himself by 4 points from his nearest challenger, Mats Mattsson. Seniors Captain Elect John Cranley was three points further back in 3rd on 36.
Whitsun Bank Holiday Saturday gave the members a chance to play some of their club knockout matches and those not doing so took part in the Pro Shop Stableford.
The good weather saw a large field enter, with half the entrants matching or bettering their handicap. Some fantastic scores were returned but it was Ian Rogers who topped the lot with a simply incredible 48 points!
In one of first groups in the morning, Lee Vaughn must have thought he had done enough to take home the spoils when he signed for 46 points. On most days it have been enough to take the win but thanks to Rogers score he had to settle for second place, closely followed by Lee Roberts Neale in 3rd with 45 points. Making up the rest of the prizes was, Rob Perry with 44, Adam Cox with 43 and the final prize was claimed by Brian Read with 42 points, narrowly edging out Steve Barker on countback.
Fifty two players took to the course on what was another glorious day for the second Pro-Shop Stableford of the bank holiday weekend.
Following the trend of the previous day’s competition there were again some brilliant scores returned with over half the field equalling or bettering their handicaps. However it was Mats Mattsson who claimed first place beating the course by 11 to come in with an impressive 47 points.
Millie Jones continued some of her great form that had seen her win prizes in the Ladies Section already this season by scoring 46 points, holding off new member Jake Taylor – Price on countback to secure second place.