On a day much improved from last week, 27 members turned out at SwansfieId for the latest round of the winter league.

I have been asked to point out that Steve ‘The Weatherman’ Barron has no control over the weather, he can only predict it ... unless it’s a bright sunny day, of course, in which case he has organised everything.

What he probably couldn’t predict, however, was his fine win on Sunday, scoring 37pts to beat Cyril Jobson and haul himself up to third place in the overall winter league standings. Showing once again in the top three was Michael Bell.

The current overall still sees Kevin Murphy four points clear at the top with Gordon Taylor in equal second place.

Gordon is off on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to raise money for the Cash for Kids charity and anyone wishing to sponsor him can do so at

Winter League (13/2/11): 1 S Barron 37pts; 2 CW Jobson 36pts; 3 M Bell 35pts.

Overall standings (top six): K Murphy 50pts; G Taylor 46pts; S Barron 46pts; K Richardson 40pts; C Donaldson 38pts; G Johnstone 36pts.

Percy Wood

ONCE again a reasonable turn-out, considering the heavy conditions on a damp morning, which thankfully turned to sunshine in this latest round of our seniors winter eclectic competition.

It was nice to see some of the main stalwarts of the seniors section among the honours.

Results: 1 Trevor Rutter, 25pts; 2 Keith Ormston, 24; 3 Kelvin Hird, 22; 4 John Houlison, 22.


A FIELD of 50-plus tried their hand at a singles stableford at the Old Links last week.

Stephen Lamb hit a cracking shot with a haul of 40 points. A full three points behind were Alan Stewart and ‘The last green choke’ duo of Stephen Glass and Michael Hindhaugh. No doubt ‘Big Al’ went out to paint the town red with his winnings.

The £96 pot for two was taken by Tony Lewis on his own, although it was reported his playing partners took a cut.

The Old links is looking well and draining better. A nine-hole Texas Pairs is on this Saturday.


THE latest round of the Henry Curry Winter League went to Jamie Bissett, ahead of runaway leader Geoff Tong.

Geoff leads on 57pts with Jamie now back into second place on 39 and Dave Hall third on 33.