Golf News from Southern Clubs

Hellidon Lakes

High-handicapper Ludlow Johnson posted the leading mark of 42 points in the fourth week of the Tigers Winter Merit League at Hellidon Lakes to finish three ahead of Roy Trim.

Johnson also won the third division of the November Medal a few days later, but his round of net 76 wasn’t enough to challenge for the prizes as Ted Craig and Carl Harrison both came in with the best round of net 71.

Whittlebury Park

Pars on Whittlebury Park’s closing three holes confirmed first place for Benjamin Ullmann in the November Stableford as the 20-handicapper edged out Joe Bird and Mick Robinson on countback with 40 points. Carole Kane won the ladies competition after posting 34.

In the latest couple of 9 O’Clock Club competitions, Paul Jackson won the first event with 34 points, while Adrian Waynforth (39) beat Gordon Hewett on countback a week later.

Staverton Park

Chris Cotton is the player to beat at Staverton Park after winning two November competitions in the space of five days.

After clinching first prize in the Seniors Royal British Legion Extra Stableford with 42 points, Cotton maintained his superb form into the November Medal as he compiled a round of net 64 to finish three ahead of Russell Brown.


Gary Oakenfull and Leigh Woodward grabbed a winning tally of 61 points in the second week of the Kingsthorpe Winter League as he secured the honours by one from John Nightingale’s side.


One stroke was the margin of success in the second Winter Medal at Daventry as Thomas Gibbs (net 67) grabbed top spot ahead of Chris Eveleigh and Chris Poolton.