Golf News from Southern Clubs


Richard Johnson prevented Bob Lees from winning his second competition in the month at Kingsthorpe as he clinched the October Seniors Stableford Qualifier on countback.

With Lees having secured victory in the October Medal a few days earlier, Johnson prevented a repeat result as a slightly better back nine in a total of 38 points made all the difference.

Lema Townsend was successful in the Ladies Challenge Cup and Medal competition as a round of net 70 gave her a four shot win from Leslie Jaeger.

Overstone Park

High-handicapper Stuart Wallace carded 44 points to clinch the Social Cup at Overstone Park by one from Paul Beauchamp, who carded three gross birdies and an eagle, and Sean O’Brien.

Three points was the margin of victory in the October Yellow Tee Mid-week Stableford as Barry Jackson (45) secured the plaudits from Kevin Heap.

Mike O’Neill was successful in the Weekend Stableford a few days earlier as his tally of 41 points pushed him one ahead of Paul Dudley-Smith.

Staverton Park

Greg Young clinched the Weedon Motors Cup at Staverton Park after winning the Medal competition by two strokes from Chris Cotton with a round of net 68. Neil Brown finished third on 71.

In the second week of the Ladies Winter Series, Debbie Pendlebury (18 points), Jackie Frampton (17) and Alison McConnell (16) claimed the podium spots in the nine-hole competition.

Whittlebury Park

Raymond Swann’s greater consistency over the back nine at Whittlebury Park proved decisive in the latest 9 O’Clock Club competition as he defeated Chris Thompson on countback after both players shot 36 points. Steve Simpson and Jim Kane were next on 35 apiece.


Tyrone Power lived up to his surname in the Second Extra Wednesday Night Thrash at Daventry as he blasted a winning total of 22 points over nine holes. Paul Hollely and Nick Blunt finished second and third respectively on 20 apiece.