Golf News from Southern Clubs

Whittlebury Park

Leigh Denoven triumphed in the March Stableford by four points from James Baldwin and Nick Carlier at Whittlebury Park.

The 16-handicapper started with four gross pars and then completed his round with a run of five consecutive pars as he posted an excellent total of 43 points

Ian Oliver also finished strongly in the latest 9 O’Clock Club competition as he parred seven of the last eight holes on his way to a Mac’s Putter winning total of 39 points. Phil Heavey and Iain Lindsay were second and third respectively on 37 apiece.

Hellidon Lakes

Graham Newport was the only player to beat his handicap in the Hellidon Lakes Captain’s Drive-In competition as he bagged a winning tally of 37 points. Fellow high-handicapper Terry Washbrook finished runner-up on 36.

Philip Gray continued his excellent form in the Tigers Winter Merit League as he made it two victories in three outings as he won the 15th round on countback from Tom Patterson with 36 points.

Staverton Park

Tom Bowen found his scoring touch in Staverton Park’s March Weekend Medal as a round of net 69 secured first prize by one stroke.

With most of the best rounds coming on the opening day, Michael Christie, Nick Heard and Paul Johnson had to settle for the minor places.


Martin Dunn’s team of four players were victorious in the Flat Earth Trophy at Kingsthorpe as they compiled the leading score of 93 points.

Russ Beadsmore’s side finished one point behind in second position, with Andy Trott’s quartet having to settle for third on 91.


Two gross pars on both loops of nine holes proved crucial for Andy Harrison in Farthingstone’s March Medal as the high-handicapper clinched top spot with 37 points. Simon Gunn and Robert Colby had to be content with the second and third prizes respectively on 36.


Stephen Sawbridge coped best in the difficult scoring conditions at Daventry to win the March Nine-hole Stableford with 17 points. Philip Crisp and Mick Wratten both carded 16 to finish second and third respectively.