Jim leads from the front

The Stanedge Golf Club gents invitation weekend was severely affected by high winds on Saturday that blew even stronger on Sunday on the course which is exposed at 1,000 feet above sea level.

Invitation weekend results - 1: club captain Jim Carter (Stanedge) and D Jones (Daventry) 39 points; 2: Phil Bradley and Ben Ward (Maywood) 39; 3: John Partridge and Steven Frisby (Grassmoor) 37; 4: Geoff Slater and Bill Rogers (Abbeydale) 37; 5: Les Pate and John Buzzeo (Renishaw) 37.

Nearest pin: 10th hole - Bill Rogers (Abbeydale) 21 inches; 16th hole - Derek Brownlow (Stanedge) 9ft 7in.

Veterans Cup - 1: Derek Cooper 38 stableford points; 2: John Allsop 37; 3: Syd Metcalf 37.

Non-veterans Cup - Simon Tranter 40; 2: Sean Brownsword 38; 3: Phil Armstrong.

Stanedge has won through to the last eight of the knock-out trophy event, sponsored by Spondon Trophies, with a 5-2 win over New Mills. Winners were Jim Carter, Roger Thorley, Les Pate, John Allsop and Derek Cooper.

In the annual challenge friendly match, first leg, against Chatsworth, Stanedge made good use of their home advantage with an overall 5-1 win. Chatsworth claimed their point with two halved matches.

Stanedge v Chatsworth - Jim Carter partnered by Paul Robinson: all square; Ken Fergusson v Doug Cousins: won 2&1; Alan Hincliffe v Cliff Bradbury: won 4&3; Vinnie Holmes and Phil Bradley: all square; James Gill v Eric Mellors: won 7&5; Steve Ashley v Norman Shaw: won 2&1.