Golf News from Southern Clubs


Anton Clarke and Kevin Purkis formed half of the winning team in the Kingsthorpe Captains Drive-In competition as they grabbed the plaudits with an afternoon total of 89 points.

With Phil Horne beginning his stint as the new club captain, Lee O’Connor’s side had to settle for second on countback from Neil Picton’s team.

In-form trio Bob Lees, Bob Wright and Tony Atherley had earlier joined Adrian Fullthorpe in posting the leading score of 87 points in the morning competition.

Staverton Park

Scores over 20 points were the norm in the latest four Seniors Nine-hole competitions at Staverton Park as the club members found their best on both the outward and inward stretch of holes.

Trevor Morris (22) won the Blue Group Front Nine competition by a single point, while Lawrie Worbey (21) clinched the Red Group Back Nine top prize on countback from Mark Robson at the end of the month.

A few days later, Allen Halliday (22) got the better of Martin Lane on countback in the Blue Group Back Nine event, while Gordon Russell held off Tom Langhorn and Chris Pendlebury (all 20) in the Red Group Front Nine Stableford.

Whittlebury Park

David Castle carded four gross birdies, including three in the last six holes, to win the seventh round of the Bruton Plate at Whittlebury Park in partnership with Adam Chapman.

The duo bagged 46 points in the Winter League event to finish two ahead of runners-up Derry Barton and Phil Webster, with two other pairings a further point off the pace.

The sixth Ladies Nine-hole Winter Stableford went to Carole Kane by a single point from Tracey Mann (16).

Hellidon Lakes

Countback was required in the 10th week of the Tigers Winter Merit League at Hellidon Lakes as Peter Bosworth secured the verdict from Trevor Key and Ludlow Johnson after all three posted the best score of 39 points.

Rick Francis enjoyed a more convincing victory in week 11 as his tally of 41 points seven days later lifted him two clear of John Stapleton.

Collingtree Park

Edie Connolly found her putting touch alongside dad Ray in the Collingtree Park Adult and Junior Greensomes competition as they shot the leading total of 20 points over nine holes.

Ollie Walden and Adam Haywood (16) finished second by four points from a quartet of pairings.


Jamie Alcock grabbed 41 points in the Extra Winter Stableford at Daventry to nudge one clear of David Harper, with Peter Daniels a further point adrift in third place.