Melton Mowbray Golf Club professional Dan Bailey introduced a new format for this year’s Pro’s Day on Saturday.
Dan and his assistant Callum shot a betterball stableford score off scratch a week before the day, and then gave all players that score to combine with their own betterball score on the day.
When both scores were combined, the winner was the player with the most betterball stableford points.
There were £1,000 of prizes up for grabs and £240 in the two’s sweep pot where 15 lucky winners took £16 each.
Special thanks to Ann Evans, Drina Terzza, Sue Bailey and Chris Cook for all of their hard work.
Overall champion: John Harvey 46pts ocb. Category 1: 1 Chris Carmichael 46pts, 2 Oliver Duley 45ocb. Category 2: 1 Tony Robinson 46pts, 2 Guy Fishwick 45ocb. Category 3: 1 Andy Pedlar 45pts ocb, 2 Vic Sproul 45ocb. Ladies: Janet Bentley 42pts ocb. Juniors: Will Fairbrother 42.
* Julia Brown and Drina Terzza’s Daily Mail Foursomes journey continued as they secured a thrilling fourth round victory at Sleaford.
The Melton pair fought tooth and nail and won the match on the first extra hole.
Drina and Julia have a home draw for round five and host Hinckley on Saturday, June 27, tee-off at 1pm.
* The Mixed County Foursomes Team of Sam Pollard and Drina Terzza, and Callum Relf with Elaine Shelton reached round three after an excellent 2-up win against Rutland County.
Sam and Drina had a tough fight, needing to win the 18th to halve the match, but their bogey five lost out to their opponents’ par score for a 2-down loss.
Callum and Elaine secured a 4-up win to seal an aggregate win for Melton. The team next play Longcliffe at home on Wednesday, July 8.
* Club professional Dan Bailey has been appointed as captain of the Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance.
The two-year term of office will begin in September.
* Tony Robinson shot a nett 68 to win the June 19 Medal in the Road to Woodhall Spa series.
Gary Kitchen was runner-up on countback from Jon Baxter, both nett 69. Dave Poolan and Billy Kevan scored the day’s only two’s.
* The ladies played the LGU Ping Betterball competition last Wednesday where Denise Waldron and Kathie Finn won with 37 points.
They hope to qualify for the national round of the competition, dependent on the scores returned by all other clubs.
Fay Hutton and lady captain Karen Middleton came second with 35 points, and Yvette Joyce with Dorothy Jaggers were third on 31.