GOLF: Club-by-club news

Nita Messom was in good touch on the Collingtree Park greens as she was crowned Ladies Champion of Champions
Nita Messom was in good touch on the Collingtree Park greens as she was crowned Ladies Champion of Champions

Nita Messom was crowned Collingtree Ladies Champion of Champions after a net 72 secured a seven stroke victory from Jenny Gibson.

Two birdies around the turn helped Alan Stokes to a similarly comfortable win in the NAGS October Stableford as his tally of 40 points was six more than Steve Hadley could manage.

Lloyd Backhouse carded the lowest net round of 68 in the October Medal as he beat Ian Brown by one stroke in the second division.

A birdie two on the 12th hole helped Darren Neaves (69) clinch the first category by three shots from Richard Spaughton.


David Melling completed the back nine in gross one-under-par on his way to shooting the best score of 43 points in the October Stableford.

The next best two rounds both came in the second section as Roger Martin beat Richard Salter on countback with 42.

Sebastien Masterton-Smith (41) won Division Three, while Fergus Robinson compiled the leading mark of 40 points in the Junior Stableford.

In the latest 9 O’Clock Club competition, David Turney (39) picked up the West Park Trophy after beating Ray Swann by a couple of points.

Cold Ashby

Birdies on the 14th and 17th holes from Helen Clayton helped clinch the Mixed Fourball title in partnership with Stuart Nicholas.

The pair bagged a competitive total of 39 points to finish two ahead of Stuart Thomas and Tracy Batch.

David Furnell carded a net eagle and eight net birdies, including six in his last seven holes, on his way to a brilliant winning tally of 43 points in the October White Tee Stableford.

The 13-handicapper finished a single point ahead of Stephen Marriott, with Paul Angus one further point back in third spot.

Overstone Park

There was a three-way tie for first spot in the October White Tee Mid-week Stableford after Ivan Roy, Andrew MacDonald and Kash Naidu all carded 37 points. Roy gained the verdict.

In-form Adam Sandle birdied the last hole on both halves to win the October White Tee Stableford with 40 points.

The 15-handicapper, who has finished in the top seven in five of his last six club comps, edged Dale Burton (38) into second, with Chris Cowap in third on 37. Maggie Down (33) was the leading lady.


Geoff Millidge never looked back after parring the opening five holes in the October Stableford as a tally of 41 points secured a four point success.

The runner-up on countback from three players was Mike Grey, who maintained his good form into the Vets October Stableford as he claimed the top prize with a second consecutive round of 37 points.

In the Colts October Stableford, an excellent score of 22 points over nine holes clinched the plaudits for Williams Bell by four from Paddy Parfitt.

Brampton Heath

Jonathan Ireland was in steady form during the October Stableford as he carded three consecutive pars on two separate occasions.

With a tally of 40 points, the 17-handicapper finished one clear of John Aitchison, Jason McGuinness and Lee Butler, who were second, third and fourth respectively.


Scoring proved difficult in the Seniors Chairmans Cup as Peter Adams came out on top with 34 points.

The 20-handicapper carded three gross pars in the closing four holes to nudge a couple of points ahead of runner-up Jeff Bennett.


Roberta Gee’s 37 points were the best score in the Ladies Breakthrough Brooch/Stableford.

Birdies on the 15th and 16th holes clinched the top section for Jean MacKenzie (36) by one from Olly Hickman and Maureen Connor, while Lis Inwood (32) was the leading high handicapper.

Cherwell Edge

Consistency proved the key to success in the October Stableford as mid-handicapper Mark Coleman took the honours by two from junior member Ben Anderson after grabbing 41 points.

A collection of good scores over the last six holes kept Alan Hazell four clear of Matthew Cook (33) in the second category.


A birdie on the eighth hole helped secure a countback win for Nigel Smith in the sixth nine-hole qualifying round as he beat Nigel Perry with 15 points.