Melton Mowbray Golf Club: Grant scorches to Bonfire Night win

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Melton Golf Club’s Bonfire Night midweek stableford had a low entry as the wet weather kept many golfers at home.

Winner Rob Grant won with a level-par 36 holes to finish a huge 10 points clear of runner-up Simon Green (26). Rob also scored a two to bag the sweep, the only two scored on the day.

* The morning rain of Saturday again put off some players, but the stalwarts took part in the betterball stableford.

They were rewarded when the weather cleared and took on a course which has held up well and is in excellent condition.

Top spot went to Mick Wilson and Mark Pedge with a score of 38 points, one better than second-placed Steve Goddard and Phil Curtis.

Jon Cliffe and Jack Inguanta finished third with 35, while Jon Cliffe to shot the day’s only two to take the sweep.

* The ladies’ nine-hole winter competitions began last Wednesday with an individual stableford.

It was well supported by 20 ladies, despite poor weather, and the field was topped by Margaret Samways who won with an excellent level handicap score of 18 points.

She was closely followed by runner-up Cheryl Osborne with 17.

* Melton Golf Club’s senior section held their prize presentation supper evening on Monday where senior captain Haydn Snow presented the winners with trophies and prize vouchers.

Prizewinners:– Jerzy Schmidt (Winter Putter); Adrian Green (George Houghton Trophy); Tom Eadon (Silver Plate); Richard Haines (President’s Cup and Winter Singles Knockout); Julian Kisiel (Tony Houghton Cup); Denis Dayman (Captain’s Cup for over 70s), John Squires (Summer Single Knockout and The Frank Williams trophy); Bob Luke (Walter Griffin Eclectic Trophy); Gerry Stephens (Derrick Goodacre Trophy); Peter Rayers (Paddy Doyle Salver); Frank Williams (Senior Captain’s Cup for over 75s).