Melton Mowbray Golf Club: Record entry for Senior Mixed Open

Senior Mixed Open winners, the Pheasant Pluckers, with Melton club captain Brendan Boyce (centre) EMN-150721-155915002
Senior Mixed Open winners, the Pheasant Pluckers, with Melton club captain Brendan Boyce (centre) EMN-150721-155915002
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This year’s Senior Mixed Open drew its largest-ever entry with 104 players competing at Melton Mowbray Golf Club last Thursday.

Rushcliffe GC team, the Pheasant Pluckers, won the day with 74 points with two Melton teams hot on their heels.

The Beautiful People shot 72 points to take second place, while 68 points gave The Postman’s Nurse third place on countback from The Has Beens.

The longest drive prizes went to John Squires and Julie Gamble, from Lincoln, while Steph O’Reilly (Breedon Priory) and Tom Eadon were nearest the pin among the ladies and men.

* Drina Terzza held her Lady President’s Day where a stableford format proved popular with many of the entrants.

In-form Cheryl Osborne was overall winner with a super 38 points, three clear of the field, to claim her third piece of silverware this year.

Lady captain Karen Middleton won Division One on countback from runner-up Diane Orson, both with 34 points, while Sue Bennett (30pts) took the Division Two honours by a point from Barbara Hamston.

The Past Lady President’s prize went to Pam Parker and Joyce McLaren was first in the nine-hole competition, returning with 12 points.

Jeanette Holland won the putting competition with 29.

* Four shots split the top four in the men’s midweek medal on Tuesday with Paul Gough’s nett 66 topping the field.

John Burgess shot nett 67 to finish second from Jevan Goddard (68) whose dad Steve was a poitn and place further back.

Jevan’s round of 73 also won him the best gross prize.

A trio of twos were scored on the day as James Parker, Matt Catton and Dave Haylock shared the sweep.

* The men’s Scratch League team beat Humberstone Heights 7-1 to give them their fifth win of the season.

The result put them back on top of their division in the county league, tied on points but above close neighbours Stapleford Park with five wins to four.

* The Macmillan Spoons Charity Competition on Saturday had tremendous support from the men with 101 taking part.

Gerry Stephens headed the field with 39 points, two clear of George Boddy who was runner-up on countback from Ed Thompson, Steve Goddard and Eddie Cham. There were 11 twos scored, the most in one competition this season.

The sweep was shared between George Boddy, Jake Mogg, John Burgess, Tom Eadon, Matt Catton, Gerry Stephens, Brendan Boyce, Guy Rayson, Mark Pedge, Dougie Bryce and Neil Farish.

* The Goodacre Rose Bowl was decided on the Monday evening this year as members watched the exciting conclusion to the 144th Open Championship.

Paul Gough won by virtue of having the better stableford score on the Sunday morning, his 39 points giving him a fully deserved win.

Paul was tied with Ed Thompson on the nett Rose Bowl score of 33 points after being deducted from their Open Championship professional partners’ final day medal score.

Dave Timbrell finished third on 35 points, also by virtue of a better stableford score. The two’s sweep went to Guy Rayson.