GOLF: Professionals stuck with Brick Trophy yet again at Kenwick Park

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Kenwick Park Golf Club saw 60 men take part in the annual Brick Trophy with the members’ side captained by Ron Irwin, competing against the professional’s side led by Mike Langford.

The best 12 scores from each side are added together and the losing team ‘wins’ the brick. The final result was the members’ team scored 462 to beat Mike’s team who were nine points behind on 453.

The difference in the totals was mainly due to the superb scores posted by the top two pairs, who happened to both be part of the members’ team.

There were prizes for the top five scores and Lee and Sam Bullock came first with 46 points ahead of runners up Tom Gladwell and Lewis Andrew with 44. A countback on 41 separated the next three places with Chris Dixon and Dan Mountain taking third place ahead of Graham Jacklin and Nigel Fearn then Jim Dinsdale and Roger Culpin.

It is the third year that the Professional’s team has had the indignity of holding the Brick Trophy and Mike Langford has announced his retirement from the captaincy and hands the reins over to Paul Spence.

Warm September sunshine greeted the ladies who had won medals throughout the season and were competing to win the Medal Winners Shield. It turned out to be a closely contested competition and a countback was needed to declare Allison Cook (21) the winner with a net 74 from the Lady President Val Pattinson (17). The remaining ladies also played a medal and the winner was the Lady Vice Captain Pam Westthorp, with 93-19=74.

The senior section played an individual stableford competition. David Thurston (23) was the clear winner with 38 points. Bruce Wong (15) came second with 36 on a countback from both Pat Gilchrist (11) and Simon Hartley (3). David’s winning score reduced his handicap by one shot.