GOLF: Harry Wood proves King and retains Kenwick Park trophy

L to R Men's Captain Jim Cane, Lady Captain Birdie Dawson, James Lee, Julia Labbett, Ashton Turner & Simon Turner EMN-141031-100459001
L to R Men's Captain Jim Cane, Lady Captain Birdie Dawson, James Lee, Julia Labbett, Ashton Turner & Simon Turner EMN-141031-100459001
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Warm October sunshine greeted the members of Kenwick Park Golf Club who turned out in force to play an individual stableford competition for the Sam King trophies.

Alistair and Julie Harvey presented these trophies in memory of Sam King, a famous Ryder Cup golfer who lived on the Kenwick Estate for a number of years before it became a golf course.

Last year’s winner, junior golfer Harry Wood (12), was delighted to retain the trophy with a winning score of 38 points in the men’s competition.

Chris Hunt (17) took the runners-up spot with 37 on a countback from Sean Howsam, (9). Mick Horner, (6) was fourth with 36.

Liz Hardy (15) won the ladies trophy with 37 ahead of second placed Jane Briggs (22) who scored 35. Sue Sykes (11) took the third spot with 33 on a countback from Lesley Burton (13).

In addition to giving all the golfers delicious refreshments at the halfway house, Alistair and Julie kindly donated the £364 proceeds of the competition to the Kenwick Park Juniors Section.

After a ball in the clubhouse on the Saturday night, members gathered in force to bid a fond farewell to both Men’s Captain Jim Cane and Ladies Captain Birdie Dawson.

The drive-out competition was a Texas scramble over 16 holes and the Ashton and Simon Turner, James Lee and Julia Labbett won with an excellent score of 48.5.

Simon and Di Lidgard, Lewis Hackett and Helen Sherratt were hot on their heels and came second with 49.8. Third place went to Chris Winney, Doug Gordon, Noreen Bradford and Wendy Beaumont who scored 53.8.

Peter and Kay Smart, Linda and Buz Berry claimed the final fourth prize spot with 53.9. Rose Stevenson won the nearest the pin for the ladies at the second hole and David Hallifax won the men’s prize at the 17th. During their year in office, both Captains have been very busy raising money for their chosen charities; Jim raised £9,633 for the Louth Hospice and Birdie £4,250 for the Wish Upon a Star charity.