Stoke Rochford Golf: Early starters take Winter Warmers honours

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Stoke Rochford Golf Club’s seniors played a Yellow Ball competition in drawn teams of three as their latest Winter Warmer.

Conditions were difficult because of a strong blustery wind with the first hole particularly tricky as four teams failed to score a single point there with six others recording only one point.

The conditions may have benefited the early starters who dominated with the first four teams starting at 8am taking the top four places. Alan Church, Mike Thornton and Eddie Malloy won with 79 points, four ahead of runners-up Trevor Harvey, John Martindale and Ernie Armstrong.

Third with 73 points were Dave Wilkins, Ray Beal and Wilf Stephenson.

With two rounds left, Brian White (47 pts) leads his brother Phil White by two, while Brian Ayto (39) and Alan Dolby (38) complete the top four.