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Impressive start to Leek Golf Club charity day

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

Leek Golf Club president John Carr congratulates Ross Martin on his Staffordshire county colours.

Leek Golf Club president John Carr congratulates Ross Martin on his Staffordshire county colours.

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THE EARLY leaders in the Leek Golf Club captain's charity day competition were club stalwarts Tony Brindley, Andy Baxter, Ross Martin and guest Mick Cannon, from Leek Westwood.

Their score of 85 looked impressive before it was beaten by a team consisting of M Barnes, T Griffiths, A Nelson and W Birkin from Trentham Park.

Fourth place went to Dennis Vincent, Rob Taylor, Neal Roberts and Mike Bowcock, following a countback over the last nine holes.

The eventual winners had a nervy finish and were all unable to hole out from close range on the 18th hole.

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Charity day organiser Ivor Povey introduced club captain Dave Gallimore at the presentation of awards.

Money raised will go to the Peter Alliss Wheelchair Crusade, which will provide a wheelchair for a child at Horton Lodge Special School, and the Ronald McDonald Charity House, which provides support for the families whose children have life-threatening illnesses.

Gallimore said: "I am delighted that this event has been so well supported and I am humbled by the generosity of our members, the hole sponsors and the team sponsors in allowing me to make, what will be, very sizeable donations to the causes."

Leek's Ross Martin from Leek Golf Club has been presented with his county colours.

These are only presented to players who have represented Staffordshire on eight occasions or achieved a total of eight points.

A delighted Martin said: "It is always a pleasure to play for the county and I only hope that the Staffordshire captain will continue to select me for these matches."

Martin was in the Staffordshire team – with fellow Leek club members Duncan Stott and Dave Gallimore – which beat Leicestershire at Uttoxeter on Friday.

The trio all won their respective morning foursomes matches, Staffordshire went in to the afternoon with a 4.5-1.5 lead.

The afternoon 4 BBB matches were also successful for the Leek contingent, with Stott winning comfortably, after shooting seven birdies, while Gallimore managed to hang on to win by one on the last hole.

Their performances ensured Staffordshire a comfortable overall winning margin of 12.5-4.5.

All three Leek players have been selected for the next fixture later this month, when they travel to Holme Hall in Lincolnshire.

RESULTS

Ladies August Medal

Silver

1 Jenny Cordon 79-10=69.

2 Karen Griffiths 90-19=71.

3 Joy Briggs 91-20=71.

Bronze

1 Christine Birch 96-25=71 after count back.

2 Wendy Marriott 94-23=71.

3 Jan Moss 101-26=75.

Junior June Medal

1 Dan Bourne 72-5=67.

2 Josh Smith 87-16=71.

3 Corey Wentworth 99-27=72.

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