MO Riley benefitted from lessons with The Worcestershire Golf Club professional Paul Barker when she won the popular Grannies Cup.

She took the trophy with 36 stableford points and reduced her handicap in the process.

There were also handicap cuts for vice-captain Janet Manning-Cox, also seen taking lessons in recent weeks alongside Betty Hakes and Ursula Pearson.

Norma Pottinger took the nine-hole prize with 18 points.

David Townsley won the midweek medal with 65 nett from Vic Hammond on 69 and Dave Marshall on 70.

The seniors’ open pairs at the Malvern Wells club was a stableford better-ball pairs contest played in a four-ball format.

There were 144 competitors with 100 visitors from 39 other clubs.

Home players Andrew Longley (5 handicap) and Mark Read (5) won with 46 points in summer conditions.

Club-mates Phil Bayliss (19) and Gary Eames (14) took second with 44 after countback followed by Wayne Stinton (22) and Simon Clayson (16) on 44 and Sam Macleod (15) and Roger Brierly (9) on 43.

The best visitors were Ray McLean (10) and Andrew Milner (13) from Droitwich in fifth spot with 42.

There were eye-catching scores in The Worcestershire’s Sunday Cup with Andy McCabe shooting 65 nett.

He finished one shot clear of David Flanagan with Miceal Hanna third on 68.

Meanwhile, Brennan Standell won Alexander Park seniors’ stableford for the Lofty Fours Trophy.

Each competitor carried only four clubs and Standell (23 handicap) won with 38 points.

Ian Caves (13) was second on 37 with Ray Ingram (19) third on 36.

The seniors drew 3-3 at home to Forest of Dean.  There were wins for Jim Bland and Keith Smith one-up, Julian Smith and Mike Hawkins one-up and George Cozens and Richard Stevens 2&1.

Des Samual and Geoff Foster lost 3&2, Caves and Brian Goode 3&2 and Ellis Crombie & Greg Brunt 4&3.

A party of seniors will head to Scotland for five days of golf.