GOLF: Ron records lifetime best to win trophy double at Kenwick Park

Geoff Formby, Seniors Captain Lee Fisher and Seniors Championship Winner Ron Irwin EMN-140709-191745001
Geoff Formby, Seniors Captain Lee Fisher and Seniors Championship Winner Ron Irwin EMN-140709-191745001

51 senior men took part in the seniors championship day at Kenwick Park Golf Club and Ron Irwin recorded his best ever score.

He scored five birdies on his way to a magnificent round of 75-11=64. He won both Mary’s Championship Trophy for the best gross and the Transatlantic trophy for the best net round.

Tony Lascelles was runner-up in the gross competition with a round of 81 on a countback from Peter Rogers.

In the net, Adrian Ellis (24) came second with a net 70. Geoff Formby (15) was third in the net scoring a 71 and won the Neville Wiles Salver for the best net score by a senior aged over 70.

The September sunshine brought 38 of the senior men out to play a stableford competition. Jeremy Hexton (25) scored 36 points to win. A countback on 35 points separated the next three players with Graham Ward (16) coming second ahead of John Ashton and John Teanby (13).

36 teams took part in the Kenwick Park 21st annual charity golf day. The Oh Thompson team of Steve and Dan Thompson, Howard Fytche and John Payne won with 89 points. This team have now won the competition for three years running.

The Calendar Girls - Maria Brown, Lesley Walmsley, Linda Cahalin and Rachel Miller came second with 84. The Beverley Sisters - John Beverley, Men’s Captain Jim Cane, Simon Hartley and Tom Gladwell scored 79 to finish third.

A countback on 78 points saw the Young Ones - Ian Flockton, Billy Wright, Sam Done and Toby Draper taking fourth place ahead of Jubilee Fishing - Andy Allard, Frank Boyd, Alan Watkin and Tony Trigg.

The Lively Ladies - Julie Harvey, Lesley Burton, Cindy Ireland and Wendy Craven came sixth with 77 on a countback from MDH Utility Services - Mick Horner, Ian Dickinson, Carl Pickard and S Naylor.

Four 4 Four - Paul Teanby, Ray Pearson, Paul Brown and Mickey Griffiths were eighth with 76. The final two places went to Team Fifth - Andy Sherratt, Malcolm Bood, Mick Slowey and Karl Koslow with 75 and the Three Bs and a Pridgeon - Penny Buckley, Jane Briggs, Dave Borman and Neil Pridgeon with 74. Roger Herring, Sam Done, Wendy Green and Ann Walker won the nearest the pin prizes at the par threes. Lesley Walmsley won the ladies prize.

Bobby Jones, who has organised this event for 21 years, presented six local charities, St Andrew’s Children Hospice, LIVES, Caistor First Responders, Louth and District Hospice, Wish Upon a Star and Marie Curie Cancer Care, with cheques for £2,000 each, bringing the total he has raised over the years to a magnificent £88,550.

He thanked all the people who had sponsored this his final event and handed the reins over to Steve Clarke who will organise it in future years.

A busy weekend saw the Westgate Bag and Spoon being played the following day. This individual stableford competition for both men and women derives its name from an old golf bag and wood found in the loft of a house in Westgate, Louth.

Billy Wright, (1) won the men’s competition with a superb 40 points which included a two at the 364 yard par four, fifth hole. His playing partner Tom Gladwell, (5) came second with 39. Mick Upton (2) scored 38 to take third place on a countback from James Lee (3).

Liz Hardy played her best round of the year to date scoring 39 points to win the ladies competition. Mabel Blackburn (22) was runner up with 34 ahead of Sandra Crow, (11) with 30.

The ladies who are grannies played an individual stableford for the Clabbett Cup. Joan Fairbank (20) was delighted to score 38 points to win as she has only recently become a granny and this was her first attempt in the competition. Julia Labbett (15) came second with 32. Sue Fisher (13) scored 37 points to win the alternative stableford for non grannies.