Greetham Valley Golf Club: Birdie barrage earns Christmas scramble victory

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The Christmas Texas scramble was the last mixed competition of the year for Greetham Valley members on Sunday.

Paul Clegg, Ian Copley, Martin Gore and Issy Haughton thought they were in with a good chance after carding a nett score of 60, but it was only good enough for third place.

George Grant, Chris Howe, Lizzie Taylor and Hayley Taylor beat that with 59.1, but even that was trumped by the team of Paul Jenkinson, Bryan Birchall, Geoff Wooley and Peggy Smith.

They scored four birdies with no dropped shots in the front nine, but really went to town on the back, bagging birdies on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th for an incredible score, after handicap, of 56.6.

* John Morfee was the clear winner in round six of the Seniors Winter League after finishing with 41 points.

The next four places were decided on countback after they all scored 37 points. John Dowding was second, Terry McNulty took third, Frank Maguire was fourth and Ian Jarvis fifth.

Bob King leads overall with 85 points from second-placed John Dowding (76), while John Morfee moves up to third just a further shot back.