Greetham Valley Golf: Gore hits the top of Winter Series leaderboard

The Air Shots Golf Society hands over ?2,500 cheque to air ambulance EMN-150114-092105002
The Air Shots Golf Society hands over ?2,500 cheque to air ambulance EMN-150114-092105002
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Round four of Greetham Valley Golf Club’s Winter Order of Merit was played in cold and very windy conditions.

Andy Webb kept his composure in the ever-changing conditions to take third place with 37 points on countback from Russell Holden.

Greetham Valley treasurer Neil Crees took second spot with a brilliant 38 points, including 21 points on the front nine, and missed a simple tap-in from under a foot on the 14th which would have given him a 39-point total.

Martin Gore, who has not been out of the top five in this year’s series, had a great win with an excellent 39 points after compiling 20 points on the front nine and a very steady 19 coming back.

The result catapults him to the top of the overall standings 120 points with six games to play until the final on March 29.

Graham Smith is some way back in second with 82, and Chris Tapsel, who was the joint leader before this round, is now third on 71.

Thanks to his splendid second place, Neil Crees moves up to fourth with 67, pushing captain and series organiser Fred Aspin into fifth on countback.

More than 60 have played the series.

* The Ladies’ Winter Order of Merit continued to be plagued by bad weather with more heavy rain made worse by 50mph gusts of wind. Junior captain Ellie Haughton went one better than the previous week;s second place and won to consolidate her overall lead.

Scores were lower than usual, owing to the conditions, with Ellie scoring 30 points to win by two from Jackie Friend. Liz Haughton took third place with 25 points, pushing Sheila Douty out of the top three on countback.

* The Air Shots Golf Society, made up largely of Greetham Valley golfers raised £2,500 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance last year.

Society organiser Colin Eversden, chairman Dean Wilkinson, club vice-captain and retiring chairman Michael Fish, and Adrian Cunningham travelled to RAF Waddington to hand over the proceeds.