GOLF: St George’s Day celebrations on Kenwick course

Alan Rogers, Spencer Wood, middle row Harry Wood, Smiler Hutson, front row Sam Hayter. EMN-150430-133116001
Alan Rogers, Spencer Wood, middle row Harry Wood, Smiler Hutson, front row Sam Hayter. EMN-150430-133116001

Patriotic Kenwick Park Golf Club members took to the links on St George’s Day to play a nine hole AM AM and were then given a typically English meal in the clubhouse to celebrate afterwards.

Spencer and Harry Wood, John Moody and Smiler Hutson scored 44 points to win on a countback from Hugh Donnelly, Julia Labbett, Men’s Vice Captain Graham Sykes and his wife Sue.

Ladies Vice Captain Penny Buckley, Bridget Hardaway, Jane Briggs and Mabel Blackburn came third with 42. Sue Sykes won the prize for nearest the pin for the ladies at the second hole and Rob Houlton was closest at the eighth for the men.

This very enjoyable event organised by Hugh Donnelly, raised £230 for the Bomber Command Memorial, which is being erected on Canwick Hill, Lincoln.

On a lovely day with conditions ideal for golf, teams of four took part in a Texas scramble organised by the Environmental Committee.

Spencer and Harry Wood, Smiler Hutson and Sam Hayter scored 60.8 to win. Nick Harvey, George Hexton, Mike and Lesley Burton were second with 62. The £66 raised by this competition will go towards the cost of planting a large copper beech near the clubhouse.

The men played a stableford. Tom Gladwell (5) scored 36 points to win division one. Dave Varney (11) came second with 35 on a count back from both Gary Spencer (7) and Paul Dewhurst (4). It was a similar situation in division two as Mark Sherrington (24) won with 36 points. Phil Walmsley (18) came second with 35 on a another count back from Ben Forbes Burton (14).

On a day, more reminiscent of Winter, the ladies played a medal for the Anne Dickinson Trophy with the top eight qualifiers going through to match-play rounds to decide the eventual winner of the trophy.

Pam Hayward had an excellent round of 95-23=73 to win and reduce her handicap by two shots to 21. Mabel Blackburn came second with 98-21=77 on a countback from third placed Jill Harrington 103-25=77.