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Golf report by David Aldred: There was frustration for the lowest scorer in the May Medal, played on the Greetham Valley Golf Club Lakes Course, as Daniel Szymanski (17 handicap) scored an excellent nett 66 but was ruled ineligible as he had not played sufficient qualifying rounds to make himself eligible for competition placement.

Daniel had played an excellent back nine at 3-over par gross but was relegated on application of the rules. The overall winner therefore, also with nett 66, was John Keer (14) who had a great round with two birdies and nine pars but a struggle on the 11th prevented him finishing with an even lower score.

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The manager who led Oakham United FC's promotion to the United Counties League for the first time in the club's history is back on the management team.

Wayne Oldaker has returned to the club after a two-and-a-half seasons break to support joint first team managers Stewart Lambie and Michael Nelson and coach Ross Balloch in an advisory role.

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Last Sunday saw both the Gents and Ladies at Greetham Valley Golf Club competing in a Stableford Qualifier for their respective versions of the Colin Easson Trophy, writes David Aldred.

In the gents' event 141 entrants fought for supremacy but the eventual winner was Ken McCann (10) with a score of 39 points. Ken had birdies at the 6th and 10th holes, both par 3s, and was virtually faultless in his round apart from two double bogeys. He was particularly strong on the return half.

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'Celebrate differently' to stay safe is the plea from organisations across Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire as residents gear up for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali.

Chiefs from councils, the NHS, police, fire service and other bodies are urging residents to find alternative ways of marking autumnal events and to follow the latest COVID-19 rules and advice.

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