Ladies captain earns spurs in April Medal

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Ladies captain Sue Brand earned her spurs on Sunday when she won the April Medal on the Greetham Valley Lakes course.

Playing off 14, she recovered from a double bogey at the start of her round and scored steadily thereafter for a final net score of 77.

One shot behind, with a net 78, was Nicola Toon (15), with Sheila Douty (12) third on 80.

n The Gents Medal saw Alex Barnett take the honours with an excellent net score of 65, which resulted in a reduction in his handicap to 13.

Wilby Toothill finished in second place with a net 67, which saw his handicap reduced from 16 to 14. George Grant (9) had a terrific back nine to emerge with a net 68 to claim third spot.

n With the start of the new scratch league, Greetham Valley first team had a tough opening fixture against newly promoted Belton Woods.

But Greetham were up to the challenge and went on to win the match 4-2, with victories for Chris Steele and Darren Sargood (3 & 2); Russ Aust and Darren Child (3 & 2); Richard Wilson and Pete Dickinson (2 & 1) and Rory Smith and Ray Gladwinfield (2 up).

The first team are next in action in twoweeks time at Sutton Bridge.

n On Saturday, the ladies handicap league team entertained Sleaford in a very competitive match in which the honours were shared.

For Greetham, Kay Ropson and Dee Ginnity won 2&1 and Jo Robinson and Angela Wheeler also won 2&1.