Golf News from Southern Clubs


English Girls Amateur Champion Sophia Fullbrook is one of the leading names in the field for the Northampton Tigress competition, which takes place at Northampton GC on March 25th-26th.

Run by club professional Nick Soto, the amateur world ranking event for elite women golfers under the age of 21 will feature 18 holes on the opening day, with all the players competing over two rounds 24 hours later.

With a maximum field of 30 golfers, County ladies champion Leah Ribano, Jade Potter, Eloise Feely and Lila Bisset have entered a competition that includes several internationals. For more details, email

Staverton Park

Ray Smith coped best in the difficult scoring conditions in Staverton Park’s Seniors February Stableford as he compiled a winning score of 35 points. Richard Palmer finished runner-up with 32.

Countback was required in the latest Ladies Winter Series event after three players came in with the leading score of 17 points. Carolyn Coxon grabbed the verdict from Teresa Cruickshank and Debbie Pendlebury.

Whittlebury Park

Alan Mustoe smashed one gross birdie and a dozen pars on his way to victory in the latest 9 O’Clock Club Competition at Whittlebury Park GC.

The 14-handicapper’s tally of 41 points secured the Cowan/Westgrath Trophy as he finished three clear of Philip Bearman, with Barrie Vearncombe and Denis Poultney a further point back.

Sue Colby, meanwhile, won the ninth Ladies Nine-hole Winter Stableford by a single point from Carole Kane.

Hellidon Lakes

Philip Gray came out on top in the 15th round of the Tigers Winter Merit League at Hellidon Lakes after posting 35 points. Roy Trim, Joe Kingston and David Reeves all shot 31.


Terence Kempe enjoyed a two point cushion at the head of the leaderboard in the fourth Winter Stableford at Daventry. Daniel Haynes and Tyrone Power (both 35) had to be content with second and third respectively.


Forty points was the leading mark in the Winter Series Five event at Delapre as Thomas Philbin bagged the honours by one from Gavin Davies, with Jamie Cordiner and Duncan Munro a further point off the pace.