Moore Stephens Trophy wins for Shaun and Angela

The Moore Stephens Trophy is one of Greetham Valley’s oldest trophies and is always hotly contested. Over 110 gents and ladies entered to compete for the trophy which was played in medal format off white tees on the Lakes course. The weather was a little hit and miss, sun interspersed with the occasional shower and a constant Rutland breeze.

Thirteen handicapper Shaun Greetham didn’t get off to the best of starts after a bogey on the first hole; however, a birdie on the par four ninth helped him to shoot forty for the front nine. He got his second birdie on the tough par three 10th and followed this up with two more on the par five 13th and 16th holes. Shaun finished with a score of 37 on the back nine, only one over par to give him a gross 77, net 64. He described it as the best round of golf that he has ever had and said that he felt as though he couldn’t miss a putt on the day. Shaun won by two shots and had his handicap cut to 11.

Greetham Valley President Martin Boughton, also off 13, had his best round of the year so far: he came in with a gross 79, net 66 which included three birdies. He came second on count back and was cut to 12. Martin was so pleased with his round that he almost bought the chips – almost. Greetham valley’s Junior Captain Ryan Tarrant off 6 was third on count back with a gross 72, Ryan dropped two shots but had two birdies to make up for it, he took the lowest gross and was cut to 5.

 

Former Ladies’ Captain Angela Wheeler, off  18, shot two birdies and came home with a gross 88, net 70 to take the win in the Ladies’ competition. Her score could have been even better but for an unfortunate 8 on the index one par five 16th. Angela was cut to seventeen. Ten handicapper Gilly Grant had the lowest gross of the day, an 84, to claim second place. Gilly, who is a former Ladies’ and scratch team Captain, was cut to 9. Pat Jamieson, off 15, was third with a net 76.