Colin Easson Motors based in Cottesmore are celebrating two anniversaries this year: thirty five years as a main Ford car dealer in Rutland and twenty years of supporting golf at Greetham Valley. Sales Director Roland Easson said that they take great pride in having three generations of their family working in the business. Each year they sponsor the Colin Easson Motors golf competition with the same family ethic in mind. The competition is a stableford played off white tees on the Lakes course and is split into three sections: Intermediate (under 21), Ladies and Gents. This makes it possible for three generations to play in the same competition. The weather on the day would have been warm but for a very chilly and gusting wind that got even stronger as the day wore on.
Appropriately enough, Ben Easson won the Intermediate section. Susan Ker won the Ladies competition with thirty five points; the twenty five handicapper said that it was very hard in the wind but she was thrilled to have won such a prestigious competition. Nine handicapper Heather Morgan was second with thirty four points and three handicapper Emma Tipping was third with thirty three.
The winner in the Gents’ section was ten handicapper James Horwood who came in with forty points, a great score on a windy day when most people struggled. Geoff Woolley was second on count back with thirty eight points, fifteen handicapper Neil Baker also on thirty eight took third place.
Two handicapper Trevor Smith won the longest drive on the sixteenth, he described it as just a little off the heel but that was enough to keep it below the wind. Greetham Valley Golf Club is also a family concern, with two generations currently working there and the two Hinch girls waiting in the wings and in the throes of GCSE years! Managing Director Robert Hinch paid tribute to the Easson family and thanked them for their continuing support.