Stoke Rochford golf: Fourway tie as race for the Slack Goblet hots up

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Stoke Rochford Golf Club seniors revived a format they had not used for several years last week.

Sharman’s Shambles proved a good test with two from three scoring a medal on the front nine and then a stableford on the back nine. Teams reached a final score by subtracting the stableford score from the medal.

The winners, with a score of 27, were Mike Nixon, Ernie Armstrong and Mike Palmer who took it on countback from Eddie Plant, Phil Hewes and Barry Coop.

The team of Tom Keegan, Trevor Harvey and Eddie Malloy finished third with 28.

The overall leader in the Winter Warmers series is Brian White with 41 points from Phil White (34), Alan Dolby (31) and Barry Coop (29).

A ding-dong battle is developing for the Slack Goblet which is awarded to the player recording the greatest number of single points in the series.

Three players currently lead the race with nine single points: Dave Waling, John Wright and Keith Eddy. John Smeeton is hot on their heels with eight.