Golf - Bransford are the champions

Adrian Wood.

Captain: Bransford’s championship day winners, back row (left to right): Ferey Ghani, Roy Williams, Peter Harrison, Neil Sheldon, Martin Saunders, Iain Elrick, Ian Hamilton and Harry Godwin. Front: John Phillips, Mike Davidge, Alan Wallcroft, Bill Bowen

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ANOTHER successful winter seniors league concluded with Bransford collecting the championship day trophy at Burlish Park.

Bewdley club Little Lakes topped the five-strong league as Bransford finished fourth overall.

On championship day, five clubs fielded 12 players apiece in a stableford format and the domination of Wharton Park, with three successive victories, was broken. The day’s highest score was achieved by Bransford’s Roy Williams with 43. Bransford bagged 424 points, just four ahead of Little Lakes, with Park third on 417.

Individual scores, Bransford: Alan Wallcroft 35, Neil Sheldon 39, Peter Harrison 32, Harry Godwin 40, Bill Bowen 33, Mike Davidge 40, Martin Saunders 32, Adrian Wood 27, Ian Elrick 38, Ian Hamilton 31, John Phillips 34, Williams 43.

Bransford seniors made a successful start to their summer campaign with a 4½-1½ win over Brickhampton Court.

Scores: Sheldon and Wallcroft halved, Ferey Ghani and Williams won 5 and 3, Saunders and Bowen won 1 up, Stan Parnell and Tony Robinson lost 2 down, Godwin and Phillips won 8 and 6, Elrick and Davidge won 1 up.

A mixed Bransford team won 5-2 at Henley-in-Arden.

Scores: Sheldon and Jan Bettison lost 3 and 1, Wallcroft and Leigh Thomas won 3 and 2, Godwin and Anne Hamilton won 2 and 1, Hamilton and Trish Godwin won 5 and 4, Ghani and Pauline Wetton won 5 and 4, Rob Wetton and Robinson lost 1 down, Bowen and Parnell lost 5 and 4.

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