Canny Scot Brian Wilson is keeping his golf clubs warm this winter after a red-hot streak which saw him win four major competitions within the space of a few months.
The 52-year-old company finance chief opened his account by winning the Wallis Cup at Leighton Buzzard golf club, beating Andy Mitchell on countback in a hard-fought final.
Qualifying for the first-ever Bridgestone National Amateur Championships, Brian travelled to Birmingham just hours after landing from an overnight flight from America....and returned from the Belfry to his Eaton Bray home as the first winner of a competition in which over 1,200 club golfers had competed.
As well as being presented with a trophy, Brian won £1,250 towards a visit to play Gleneagles, where a Europe team including Leighton’s former professional and Life Member Ian Poulter retained the Ryder Cup last autumn.
Brian, a 12-handicap golfer who joined the Plantation Road club 14 years ago, teamed up with Club Captain Derek Lindley to win the Bunny Winter Millennium Greensomes by three points, while his fourth major win came when he teamed up with long-time playing partner Peter Townley to win Leighton’s annual Captain-Pro challenge.
And just for good measure, Brian won the Leighton September Medal and was a member of the Scottish contingent that cast aside their independence and teamed up with the Rest of the World to win Leighton’s annual International against England, Wales and Ireland.
He also hit his first hole in one whilst on a golfing holiday in Devon.
Leighton Ladies are in the hat for the second round draw of the Mail on Sunday knock-out competition.
Captain Debbie Pollard-Barns and club colleagues Anne Tilbury, Angie Samuels, Sandra Bellis and Jackie Phelps beat Wavendon 3-1 with one game halved, and are now waiting the outcome of the draw.
Retired teacher Sandra Carter copped victory in Leighton Ladies Bisque competition, her -9 return beating Sue Preston by a shot.
Former Ladies Captain Paula Cox teamed up with Avril Simpson to win the Ladies Coloured Ball competition with a nett 73, beating Liz Bagshaw and Jane Tizzard.