Golf News from Southern Clubs

Whittlebury Park

Forty seven points was a brilliant winning tally in the fourth round of the Bruton Plate at Whittlebury Park as Derry Barton and Phil Webster secured top spot.

Stuart Middleton and Steve Manser (44) finished runners-up in the Winter League competition by one from four pairings.

Hellidon Lakes

Countback was needed in the eighth round of the Hellidon Lakes Tigers Winter Merit League after three players came in with the leading score of 36 points.

Steve Trotman gained the verdict from runner-up Angus Watt, with Ludlow Johnson having to settle for third spot.


Simon Kerr, Geoff Wileman, Darren Cope and Kyle Humphries were the team to beat on the Martin Letts Memorial Day at Kingsthorpe as they carded the best total of 103 points.

David Garfield and Brian Carter formed half of the second-placed team on 102, with Adam Malin’s quartet a further point off the pace in third spot.

Staverton Park

Four points was the margin of victory for Allen Halliday in the Seniors Monthly Stableford at Staverton Park as an excellent total of 40 secured first prize ahead of John Shakespeare.

Chris Cotton was in brilliant form in the closing Seniors competition of last year as he smashed 23 points on the front nine in the Blue Group, while Ossie Williams grabbed top spot in the Red Group after shooting 20 points over the Back Nine.


David Harper picked up the last prize over the festive period at Daventry as his tally of 41 points clinched the Christmas Stableford by one from Becki Scott, with Graham Reeves a further three adrift in third position.