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Duo are top Alliance

PUBLISHED: 11:43 17 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:12 03 March 2010

GOLF: Peter Jiggins and John Redden (Stoke-by-Nayland) proved the perfect partnership in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Seckford last week.

Last out on a very cold but dry day, Jiggins and Redden came in 48 points to take first place in the Stableford better-ball competition from Tony Dinwiddy (Felixstowe Ferry) and another Stoke-by-Nayland member Keith Smales.

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PETER Jiggins and John Redden (Stoke-by-Nayland) proved the perfect partnership in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Seckford last week.

Last out on a very cold but dry day, Jiggins and Redden came in 48 points to take first place in the Stableford better-ball competition from Tony Dinwiddy (Felixstowe Ferry) and another Stoke-by-Nayland member Keith Smales.

They had posted 46 points that looked like a winning score until the Stoke pairing overtook them.

Jiggins and Redden had ten nett birdies and an eagle with nett pars on the remaining seven holes, with the eagle proving the difference between them and the runners-up.

Alex Lucas (Fynn Valley) led the way among the eight professionals that were in the field. He shot a four under par 63 that was three strokes better than Kelvin Vince, also Fynn Valley, with Robin Mann (Ufford Park) and Jon Markham (Stowmarket) sharing third place on 68.

Markham's card was spoilt when he took a double bogey six on the 17th, and with his partner Andy Holmes also failing to score on that hole, it cost them the chance of joint second place in the Stableford competition.

The Seckford course was in good condition for the time of year, and the major changes to the clubhouse facilities meant that the club was able to deal far more easily with numbers as for Alliance meetings.

The next meeting of the Alliance, and the final one for this year, is at Stoke-by-Nayland this Sunday where a shotgun start will take place at 9am. This is a change from the usual format.

Prize winners

Professionals: 63- Alex Lucas (Fynn Valley), 66- Kelvin Vince (Fynn Valley), 68- Robin Mann (Ufford Park) and Jon Markham (Stowmarket).

Stableford better-ball: 48 pts- Peter Jiggins and John Redden (Stoke-by-Nayland), 46- Tony Dinwiddy (Felixstowe Ferry) and Keith Smales (Stoke-by-Nayland), 45- Alex Lucas and Richard Hall (Ipswich), Alan Middle (Woodbridge) and Mark Peat (Seckford).

Other leading scores: 44- W Darling and M Bane, A Holmes and J Markham, D Pearl and T Lunness. 43- M Aho and J Lankester. 42- R Cross and R Tokley, R Mann and S Chapman, G Lesser and R Webber.

MORE than 60 members took part in the Ufford Park Turkey Trot that was followed by the club's main trophies being presented by captain Brian Websdell.

Kevin Cundy was the winner of the Turkey Trot with 40 points on countback from Chris Smith with Joe Payne third with 38 on countback from Steve Neave.

The team award went to Steve Neave, Tim Wells, Bob Dunn and Jack Baker.

Nearest the pin (men) at the 5th: Steve Neave, and nearest the pin in two at the 13th was Steve Law.

Vicky Inglis won nearest the pin for ladies at the 10th and Julie Larter was nearest the pin in two at the fourth hole.

Best par 3s: Kevin Cundy 12 pts.

As far as this year's trophies were concerned, Joe Payne was the club champion and Kevin Cundy won the Handicap Cup.

Summer Singles Knockout: Mike Geisel.

Summer Doubles KO: Mike Geisel and Mark Keinzley.

Dinner Cup: Ray Baines.

Winter Salver: Steve Neave.

Seniors champion: Bob Dunn.

As far as the ladies were concerned, Vicky Inglis was the club champion with the Handicap Cup going to Jeanette Longman.

Rose Bowl: Gill Till.

Ladies Knockout: Hilary Bidewell.

Dinner Cup: Jeanette Longman.

In the juniors section, Curtis Mann, son of former European Tour player Robin, who is now attached to Ufford Park, was the champion with Tom Osmanski winning the nett prize.

Junior Challenge Shield: Vicky Inglis.

Junior Knockout: Oliver Rush.

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