Club Competitions in the Southern part of the county

Whittlebury Park

Pars on the closing three holes at Whittlebury Park proved decisive in the Mac’s Putter competition as David Bainbridge edged out fellow high-handicapper Richard Evans on countback.

Both players carded 37 points in the 9 O’Clock Club event as they finished a single point ahead of Bertie Edwards and Patrick Farrell.

Consistency was the key to victory in the Ladies Nine-hole October Stableford as Denise Pentecost (18 points) held off Tracey Mann and Carole Kane (both 16).


Stephen Fail didn’t live down to his surname in the Captains Salver competition at Northampton as he combined with Peter Bretherton to grab the first prize with 47 points.

The pair needed countback to claim the win as their tally was matched by runners-up Peter Smith and Iain Havell, and third-placed David George and Tom Leatherland.


Barry Jones snatched first prize in the October Medal on countback from Robert Luckham after producing a stunning sequence of gross scores over the closing stretch at Farthingstone.

With high-handicapper Luckham sitting two points clear of four players on 37, Jones earned first position by the narrowest of margins, thanks to a run of birdie-par-par-birdie-birdie at the end of his round.

Collingtree Park

Kevin Sheen completed a Seniors Stableford double at Collingtree Park as he won the two October tournaments with scores of 43 and 44 points.

Gross birdies on the first and eighth holes helped the high-handicapper finish four clear of Nigel Deering in the first event, before he enjoyed a three-point victory from John Boston seven days later.

Staverton Park

Russell Brown, Josh Morris and Wayne Brown were part of the winning line-up in the Geoff Davies competition at Staverton as they helped shoot net 56.7.

Michael Christie’s side were second on 58.1, with a team including Bill Marks and Malcolm Jones a further stroke back in third place.


The four best net rounds in the opening Winter Medal at Daventry all came from mid-handicappers as a large field took part in the competition.

Kevin Everett’s net 63 secured the win by two from Kevin Lane, with Stephen Sawbridge and Derrick Broomfield a further shot off the pace. James Berry (68) and Ben Weir (76) were successful in the first and second categories respectively.

Hellidon Lakes

Angus Watt carded 35 points at Hellidon Lakes to prevent Roy Trim from securing back-to-back wins in the Tigers Merit League as he recorded a narrow victory in round two.


Rosie Cullis won the Kingsthorpe Ladies October Stableford by two points from Lori Summers, while Johanna Blood led the scoring in the nine-hole competition.