THE Worcestershire’s A squad played some inspired golf to beat Hollywood A 3-0 at home in the county inter-club Droitwich Shield tournament.

Steve Lane and Phil Shurmer won their match convincingly 7&6 with Lane nearly holing his tee shot on the par-three fifth hole.

Squad debutant Tom Deehan made an impressive appearance, accompanying team captain Dave Marshall to a sound 2&1 victory.

But it was Jason Allies who produced the shot of the day.

He and Tom Howells were all-square playing the last when Allies holed out from 70 yards for a two on the par-four 18th to win their match one-up and complete the whitewash.

Sixteen pairs turned out on a pleasant winter’s day to play in The Worcestershire’s latest mixed event.

Playing a greensome stableford format, competition was tight with three pairs vying for the top slot.

All three returned with 38 points and had 19 on the back nine.

Two pairs were still tied on the back six with 13, requiring the back three to be taken into account.

Ursula and Peter Pearson prevailed, recording eight points against seven from Jane Poynder and Alan Smith.

Diane and Paul Meakin were the third-placed pairing.

The Worcestershire’s ladies played two competitions.

In an individual stableford, last year’s captain Elsie Kelsall won the latest round of the ladies’ winter league with 35 points.

Ursula Pearson edged out Liz Pool to take second with both players on 34.

In the three-ball alliance, Pauline Savage, Mary Horrobin and Cath Francis swept all before them to come home with 83, eight strokes clear of the field.

Ladies’ captain Sue Boardman steered her partners Chris Urry and Pauline Belsham to second place on countback from Hazel Cartledge, Kate Foster and Sandra Schofield with both teams on 75.

The men’s weekend competition fell victim to the heavy snowfall but two midweek contests saw wins for John Poulton and Mike Morris.

Poulton won the midweek stableford with 37 points ahead of Andrew Whiteley on 36 and Terry Cox on 35.

Balmy conditions for the veterans’ Christmas Goose saw some sound scoring and a win for Morris on 42 points ahead of David Bray and Ronald Barker with both on 41.