Melton Golf Club: Surprise hole-in-one helps earn county honour

Ian Solloway (left) and Denise Waldron claimed county silverware for Melton Golf Club EMN-161115-171848002
Ian Solloway (left) and Denise Waldron claimed county silverware for Melton Golf Club EMN-161115-171848002

Melton Golf Club’s lady president Denise Waldron and vice-captain Ian Solloway won the Leicestershire and Rutland Golf Alliance Rose Bowl last Thursday.

Playing a greensome format in cold blustery conditions at Scraptoft GC Denise and Ian accumulated 41 points in their first competition as a pairing.

They were helped to their winning total by a two on the second hole and Ian’s maiden hole-in-one at the par three sixth. Believing the tee shot was lost, the ace was only discovered when Denise went to attend the flag for Ian to putt her ball.

* Junior captain Jake Mogg capped a great year on the golf course by winning the Guy Rayson Scratch Knockout Trophy last week.

He defeated Callum Relf on the 18th hole in the matchplay final.

Jake has also qualified to represent the East Midlands at the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships from April 23 to 37 next year.

He was selected after shooting a two-over gross 74 at Morley Hayes Golf Club, in Derby.

* Billy Kevan won the Muir Cup, Melton GC’s summer-long men’s singles matchplay knockout competition, while Garry Taylor claimed the Muir Plate for handicaps 21 to 28.

The mixed greensome matchplay for the Ted Radford Trophy was won by Sue Hitchman and Steve Goddard who pipped lady captain Liz Snow and husband Haydn.

Sue and Steve beat the previous winners in a tough contest which went to the last hole.

* John Squires and Bettyne Norton won the latest Monday Morning Mingles with a nett 36.2, one shot better than runners-up Bob Luke and Cheryl Osborne.

Haydn and Liz Snow were third with nett 37.9, and the best fourball score was a combined nett 75.2 by Owen and Chris Cook, playing with Bob Luke and Cheryl Osborne.