Stoke Rochford golf: Brian pips brother to Winter Warmers crown

Brian White (left) receives the Winter Warmers Trophy from Mike Nixon EMN-150331-182043002
Brian White (left) receives the Winter Warmers Trophy from Mike Nixon EMN-150331-182043002

Brian White held off his brother Phil to win the Winter Warmers series at Stoke Rochford Golf Club.

The eighteenth and final round of the seniors’ competition was an individual stableford where Don Clements won with 40 points. John Martindale was a point back, taking second on countback from Alan Dolby.

Brian won overall with 54 winter warmers points, five more than Phil. Brian Ayto was third with 46 from Alan Dolby (44), Keith Dugmore (39) and Don Clements (38).

John Smeeton was presented with the Slack Goblet by its donor Roland Slack. John accumulated 14 single points, finishing one ahead of his nearest rival who missed out by scoring two points on this final day.

* Stoke’s ladies played a stableford for the Macmillan Cancer Relief Spoon where all entry fees, donations and raffle money, totalling £133, were donated to the charity.

Sue Taylor won with 37 points from Chris Rowley (34) and Karen Rawson (33).

Saturday Medal results: 1 Pam Watson nett 73, 2 Marion Carvath 75ocb, 3 Roni Proctor.