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Round-up of the latest results from Toft Golf Club

Toft Ladies have won the Lincolnshire Women’s Golf Association League Division One (South) title for a record fifth consecutive year.

No other team has played such consistent competitive golf at such a high level and Toft ladies will now compete in the Grand Final against Cleethorpes, winners of Division One (North).

The team completed their matches for the season with an away fixture at Burghley Park in a match where the champions suffered a narrow defeat to a determined, skilful team.

Lorraine Robinson, Linda Moss, Mairead Scott, Louise Bradley, Cathy Lee, Alison Ravenhill, Shirley Kehoe, Sally Burton (58440963)

The 2022 Club Championship and Classic are both prestigious events at Toft.

Both are strokeplay competitions played over two days. Saturday proved sunny and warm, however, conditions were more tested on Sunday after overnight rain, and with occasional drizzle and stronger winds.

Cathy Lee emerged as champion golfer and will now represent the club in the ‘Queen of Clubs’ competition next year.

Lorraine Robinson, Cathy Lee, Sally Burton, Tom Shinkins (club captain).  (58440964)
Lorraine Robinson, Cathy Lee, Sally Burton, Tom Shinkins (club captain). (58440964)

Lorraine Robinson came runner-up to Cathy, while winning the Classic with the lowest gross score – just pipping Sally Burton into second place.

The Smith Salver is a competition reserved for ladies aged 55+.

This year’s winner, Louise Bradley, scored 36 stableford points ahead of vice-captain Mary Stark, Shirley Kehoe and Cathy Lee all on 35 points.

Shirley Kehoe, Louise Bradley, Mary Stark, Cathy Lee.  (58440965)
Shirley Kehoe, Louise Bradley, Mary Stark, Cathy Lee. (58440965)

Meanwhile Shirley organized the mixed team to play at home against Nene Park. This was another tight encounter with Toft just edging it 3.5-2.5.

Mandy Lees invited all ladies to her Lady Captain’s Day – an event that proved great fun and really popular.

She challenged her guests to channel their inner St Trinian’s with her ‘Back to School’ theme.

Margaret Wilson, Mandy Lees, Linda Moss, Sue Robertson (58440962)
Margaret Wilson, Mandy Lees, Linda Moss, Sue Robertson (58440962)

Hence an abundance of pigtails, half-mast ties, short skirts, stockings/stripy socks, bashed knees, black eyes and badges!

Margaret Wilson’s flower arrangements, inspired by pencil cases, included 12-inch rulers and assorted crayons.

Ladies competed in a 13-hole Florida Scramble which was won by Sandra Wildmore, Mary Payne and Anne Knox.

Toft Seniors held their Past Captain’s Day with 14 former skippers and the present incumbent John Tummon taking part on a beautiful day for golf.

The day was organized by past captain Graham Hughes and Roger Everson emerged as the overall winner with 38 points, squeezing out Chris Jones with 37 while Roy Lewis was third spot with 35.

Roger was presented with the Rose Bowl Trophy while John Tummon won the prize for nearest the pin on the third hole with Peter Henderson winning the prize for nearest the hole on the 13th. Graham Hughes took the prize for nearest the pin in two on the ninth hole.

The seniors welcomed Newark for only the second time, on a day which bought out the best in the Toft players who maintained their current good run of form after delivering a 4.5-1.5 victory.

Toft Seniors Past Captains Day.  (58440961)
Toft Seniors Past Captains Day. (58440961)

There were wins for John Tummon and Alan Barnes (3&2), Bob Gore and Neil Frame (one up), Peter Henderson and Nigel Turnbull (4&3) and Geoff Tinson and Matt Dick (4&2). David Sharp and Graham Hughes halved their match.

The match at Melton Mowbray had to be canceled due to the severe hot weather.

The seniors have also played two further rounds of the Summer Eclectic competition.

Summer Eclectic winner Richard Shuttlewood.  (58440960)
Summer Eclectic winner Richard Shuttlewood. (58440960)

With the warm playing conditions, the rough cut back and fast running fairways, both were high scoring competitions.

Fifty-three members contested the fourth round where four players with level par 36 points were only good enough for tied 20th place.

Richard Shuttlewood (28) was the overall winner with 44 points on countback from John Ogden (23). Third place went to Eric King (20) with 42 points.

Fifty-eight players took part in the fifth round with six players this time on 36 points tied for 16th place.

Countback was required to separate the top three positions and the winner was Alan Garner (23) with 43 points edging out Graham Hughes (10) and Harry Woolford (36).



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