Mumby takes top spot in tight finish for seniors
IT HAS been a slow start to the year at Elsham, with only a handful of ladies playing.
Barbara Barton came first in an individual Stableford off 7/8 handicap with 31 points.
Runner-up was Polly Brettle with 29 and Shirley Whitehand (28) came third.
The ladies enjoyed a sunny January day perfect for golf for their Bring and Win Stableford off 7/8 handicap.
The format meant everyone went away with a prize, but taking top spot out of 16 ladies who played 18 holes was Jennifer Hedley with 31 points.
Barbara Barton was second, also with 31, and Polly Brettle claimed third with 26 points.
Sally Leaning was the winner over nine holes with 18 points.
Forty-seven seniors played their fourth Winter Stableford and there was an extremely tight finish.
First place went to Ray Mumby with 37 points.
Mumby recorded 19 on the back nine, 11 on the back six, six on the back three and five on the back two.
Nick Turner also managed 37 points but came second with 19 on the back nine, 11 on the back six, six on the back three and four on the back two.
Also on 37 points was Roger Tye, who took third with 16 on the back nine.
Colin Cann had the only two on the 14th and received a box of balls.
Elsham GC are organising group lessons for people in their early 20s with support from Sportivate and special membership deals for anyone who takes part.
For more information, contact professional Stuart Brewer on 01652 680291.
Having been beaten into second place the previous week, the trio of Margaret Fish, Margaret Jacobs and Viv Lister made a comeback when the ladies from Ashby Decoy played a Florida Scramble.
They won by just 0.8 of a point, scoring 73.2 to put them ahead of runners-up Sarah Brook, Marilyn Hall and Ruth Vessey (74).