Melton Golf Club: Mezz and Scott take Greens day honours

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Melton Mowbray Golf Club staged a Greens Day competition, open to all members, to raise funds for forthcoming greens projects.

The heavy rain put off some players from taking part, but many gave their entry fee as a donation to the greens.

The competition was played in two section with Division One won by Mezz Watchorn with a total of 42 points, three ahead of runner-up Billy Kevan.

Phil Millward took third position with 36 points.

Scott Cartwright scored 39 points to win Division Two, while Tim Mortimer was two adrift in second place, and third-placed Anthony Bostock was close behind on 36 points.

Four players shared the two’s sweep – Phil Millward, Matt Catton, Mezz Watchorn and Tony Pycroft, and the longest drive prize went to Rob Smith.

* The club knows the winter is on its way when the opening round of the Autumn Trophy takes place.

On Sunday, an entry of 45 members took part in the first of the six-round competition.

The team of Bobby Barnes, Bob Luke, Anthony Halls and Dave Timbrell took the opening honours ahead of runners-up Kieran Foster, Tim Mortimer, Karl Yates and Keith Loring.

Jev Goddard, Steve Tagg, Drina Terzza and John Rigby completed the top three, and nearest the pin was Steve Goddard.

* The Monday Morning Mingles are now in full swing with the league standings very close.

The October 19 round winners were Terry and Julia Brown with nett 32.4, two shots clear of runners-up Sam Wright and Maureen Stapleford (34.6).

Steve and Karen Middleton (nett 35.2) were close behind in third and formed part of the best fourball score with Julia and Terry Brown (combined nett 67.6).

Last Monday’s competition was a close contest and had joint winners.

Alan and Drina Terzza shared the spoils with Sam Wright and Maureen Stapleford after both pairs scored a nett 34.6 playing against each other in the same fourball.

Geoff and Liz Clark came second with nett 36.2, and in third place were Haydn and Liz Snow (nett 39.2).

* Only four ladies braved the weather on Wednesday to play in the monthly medal.

Denise Waldron won with a super level handicap score of nett 72, a full eight shots better than nearest challenger Diane Orson.