GOLF: South Beds GC held in opening clash

The South Beds scratch team
The South Beds scratch team

South Beds Golf Club kicked off their Division Two Winter Scratch League campaign with their only scheduled home tie against Wyboston Lakes at the weekend.

A strong side was picked by non-playing captain and club professional Michael Davis.

Seven-time club champion Paul Kirkwood led the team off alongside senior county player Ian Glantz and the pair delivered a fine performance winning by five holes.

Matches two and three turned out to be close-run affairs with the pairings of Tony Weymouth and Andy Whipp, plus Ian Tottingham and Paul Burr, suffering single hole defeats.

The final match out on the course had current club champion Luke Charnley alongside Dave Philpott and, after falling into a two-hole deficit early on, the pair stormed back to win by five.

The match ended in a draw but with South Beds having a good hole differential which may prove to be the difference at the end of the competition.