BRANSFORD seniors’ new captain has taken on the role following the section’s annual general meeting at the Bank House Hotel.

Andy Falconer takes over for 2019 from Dave Miller who thanked members for their support with club matches, competitions, away days and his chosen charity Acorns Children's Hospice.

Acorns will receive more than £3,000 with the ladies' section and other donations also contributing.

Falconer is keen to ensure the section’s ethos of fostering friendships and enjoyment of the game as well as adding more fun to the busy list of competitions and matches.

He won a Balls in the Lake competition introduced by Miller last summer on the par-three 11th hole and the fund was split between him and the hospice.

Falconer, who was in the Armed Forces a number of years ago, will raise money for the Royal British Legion.

The third round of the seniors' winter league was played on a saturated course following torrential rain.

Gerry Rebbeck won Division One by one from Roy Burston while Geoff Aston was the only player to top 40 to win Division Two where he saw off Roy Mayo.

In Division Three Gerry McCurry won with a four-point margin.

Rebbeck (14 handicap) scored 36, Burston (12) 35, Ferey Ghani (16) 33, Tony Lee (19) 32, Dave Parry (18) 31 and Chris Cale (19) 31.

Aston (20) managed 41, Mayo (24) 38, Paul Edlin (24) 37, Alan Cockill (20) 37, Andrew Jarvis (22) 36 and Martin Linley (21) 35.

McCurry (26) got 38, Charlie Hawkridge (26) 34, Peter Harrison (25) 33, Brian Corfield (27) 31, Brian Taylor (25) 31, Brian

Curnock (28) 30 and Roger Steade (29) 30.

The seniors' December yellow stableford saw Phil Spencer win Division One with Andrew Jarvis taking Division Two.

Spencer (18) scored 41, Rebbeck (14) 39 and Parry (18) 36 which was also the total for Mark Season, Neil Holbrow and Graham Wilks.

Jarvis (22) managed 41, Dave Ryall (21) 36, Martin Linley (21) 36, Mike Weaver (20) 36 and Alan Cockill and Harry Godwin 34.

In Division Three Taylor (25) got 37, Mike Hendry (29) 35, Allen Rowberry (30) 32 and Robin Brighton, Roger Steade and McCurry 31.

It was tight at the top for the main section’s Christmas competition with just one point separating the top four in the stableford.

Jamie Norrey and Leon Oliver scored 41 while Dave Lamb and Nathan Normoyle grabbed the runners-up spot on count-back with 40 from Roger Weston and new club captain Steve Freeman-Taylor and father-and-son duo Mitchell and Norton Fowles.

They were three ahead of the next three pairs.