Martin and Jean in David Smalley Shield success

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MARTIN and Jean Sizer are proud winners of the impressive David Smalley Shield for the mixed Winter league nine hole competition at Kenwick Park Golf Club.

They defeated Vice Captain Colin Burkitt and his wife Sue in the final by sinking the last putt on the ninth hole.

The Kenwick men played the Spring Medal and once again rising young star Ashton Turner produced a superb round of 68 – 0 = 68 to record the best gross and win division one.

Peter Grantham (10) was second with a net 69 ahead of Paul Dewhurst (4) with 71. George Marsden won division two with a fine 84 – 15 = 69 from Sam Done (14) with 70. Nigel Hopper (13) took third place with 73 on a countback from Rob Houlton (18).

Despite showery weather, 121 members took part in the Sam King competition.

Alistair and Julie Harvey run this competition every year in memory of Sam King, a true gentleman of golf who played in three Ryder Cups before retiring to live on the Kenwick Estate owned by Alistair’s father.

Di Everitt (29) was delighted with her new set of clubs as she battled the weather to score 38 points to win on a countback from Alex Davies (25). Lesley Burton (15) was third with 36.

Peter Hart (28) won the men’s competition with 38 from Peter Guiliatt (18) with 37. Sean Howsam (12) was third with 36.

The nearest the pin prizes went to Jo Cudmore for the ladies on the 12th and John Beverley on the 8th.

As well as providing all the prizes and welcome refreshments at the halfway house, Alistair and Julie kindly donated the £400 proceeds from the competition to the junior fund at Kenwick.

Bob and Jane Briggs must love playing in the rain as they scored 41 points on Bank Holiday Monday to win the Mixed Better Ball competition. Their nearest rivals were Steve and Mabel Blackburn with 39 ahead of Ron Irwin and Val Pattinson in third place.

The ladies played a medal round for the Champ de Bataille trophy which commemorates the Kenwick ladies teams victory in the national Mail on Sunday competition at the finals in France in 1995.

Mabel Blackburn (30) was over the moon to win the trophy with a nett 76 and reduce her handicap to 29.

Ann Walker scored 87 – 10 = 77 to win the silver division and the best gross. Lyn Munro (18) came second with 78. Sue Taylor (29) won the bronze division with 77 from runner-up Sue Letby (32) with 80.