Mid May update at Greetham Valley

Luc Affleck

Luc called up for Lincolnshire under 14s

Greetham Valley is celebrating yet another success within their Junior squad as Luc Affleck received the call up to represent Lincolnshire Under 14s in a match against Leicestershire.

Luc, who is currently playing off a handicap of 17, was selected to play in a match at Stapleford Park and was required to play two matches in one day – and returned with one win under his belt. He was delighted with his inaugural outing for the county, as were the junior coaching staff at Greetham Valley. Well done Luc!

The glorious spring weather held long enough for the Tudor Springs 4somes to be held last Sunday; in a format which often can bring unexpected tension into the game as players play alternate shots, the clear winners were Ben Millier and James Scotney with a fine (nett) score of 66.0; second place went to Fred Aspin and Steve Anderson with a nett 72.0. On the same day, the Ladies section also played their Peugeot 4somes competition and again there were clear winners. In second place came Pat Jamieson and Nicola Toon with a score of 79.0 but the winners, with 76.5, were Lesley Young and Kay Ropson.

Earlier in the week the Seniors competition, in the format of a stableford qualifier, was played on Tuesday on the Valley course, owing to the Bank Holiday competitions and there were some surprising results at the top of the leader-board. Third place went to the ever-reliable Keith Smith with a score of 39 points in spite of failing to score on the fifth hole when he went out of bounds. Second place was taken by Bill Kirton also with 39 points and Bill also managed to card a no-score, but this time on the 14th. However, a finish of three pars and a birdie enabled him to take second place on countback. The overall winner was Seniors Captain Mel Clark with an excellent score of 41 in spite of failing to score on the par 3 thirteenth. Mel is making a habit of turning in leading scores  at the moment.

Midweek competitions were played by Ladies section in both 18 and 9 hole formats on the Lakes course. In the longer (Medal play) format Eileen Pare took third spot with a nett score of 78 whilst Pat Jamieson came second with 76. The overall winner was Bev Dolman (11) with a fine score of 72 which included only two holes where she scored worse than a par or bogey. In the nine hole stableford competition Shirley Morfee took a fine third spot in her first competition entry with a score of 15 whilst Helen Rawlinson scored 17. The overall winner was Pat Dawson with a par score of 18 points.