Irwin claims captain’s cup

Pictured, from left, with the Men's Past Captain's Cup are Kenwick Park Vice President Eric Sharp, Ron Irwin and John King.
Pictured, from left, with the Men's Past Captain's Cup are Kenwick Park Vice President Eric Sharp, Ron Irwin and John King.
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Kenwick Park Golf Club’s Past Men’s Captains played a stableford for the Past Captains Cup, donated by John King.

Ron Irwin (11) was delighted to win with 35 points ,with Simon Hartley (3) taking the runners-up spot with 32.

Pictured following the NRG Cup competition are (front row, from left) Neil Pridgeon, Helen Sherratt and Sam Atkin, (middle row) Men's Captain Steve Blackburn, Eve Hutchins, (back row) Wendy Green, Ethan and Rosie Hutchins.

Pictured following the NRG Cup competition are (front row, from left) Neil Pridgeon, Helen Sherratt and Sam Atkin, (middle row) Men's Captain Steve Blackburn, Eve Hutchins, (back row) Wendy Green, Ethan and Rosie Hutchins.

Michael Langford and Paul Spence organised and generously sponsored the main prizes in the Professionals’ Fundraising Stableford competition.

This was held to raise money to plant trees on the course between the first and second holes.

Warm sunshine and a course in great condition made a it a great day to play golf.

English international golfer Ashton Turner (-3) struck five birdies and two eagles on his scorecard, including holing his second shot on the par four 14th, on his way to winning Division One with an excellent score of 41 points.

Karl Koslow (eight) came second with 40 ahead of third placed Nigel Fearn (11), who scored 37.

Sam Bulcock (nine) took the final fourth prize with 36.

Andrew Farrow (18) scored a great 43 points to win Division Two and reduce his handicap by two shots.

The second spot went to Graham Parkinson (22) who scored 37.

A countback on 36 points placed David Thurstan (20) third ahead of Gareth Poppleton in the final prize place.

In the Ladies’ competition, a countback on 35 points was needed to give Liz Hardy (14) victory from Noreen Bradford (26).

Diana Lidgard (28) came third with 34 ahead of fourth placed Tracey Stobart (17) with 33.

Ann Walker, Mick Horner, Billy Wright and Lewis Hackett won Heineken umbrellas for being nearest the hole on the four par threes.

In an additional competition for those not in the main prizes, the best front six gin holes was won by Paul Dewhurst, the middle six whiskey holes by Dan Thompson and the best last six vodka holes by Neil Prideon.

The bottles were donated by Roger Goldsmith, Simon Lidgard and Paul Spence.

Teams of two ladies and two men competed in an Am-Am competition with one female and one male score counting on each hole for the NRG trophy.

The late Neville Green and his wife Wendy donated this trophy.

The team of Neil Pridgeon, Sam Atkin, Helen Sherratt and Freda Cooper played very well together, scoring 78 points to win.

Helen Sherratt played a great round of golf which greatly helped their winning score.

Men’s Captain Steve Blackburn and his wife Mabel, playing with Bob and Jane Briggs, were second with 77.

Alistair and Julie Harvey, John Payne and Maria Brown scored 75 to come third.

Jean Sizer, Peter Rogers, Simon Lidgard and Helen Sherratt won the four nearest the pin prizes.

Wendy and her granddaughter Eve presented the prizes.

The ladies played a betterball stableford for the Jenny Rickett trophies with a low handicapper being drawn with a high handicap golfer in this competition.

Sue Fisher (13) and Bridget Hardaway (24) combined well together and won with 41 points.

Lesley Burton (14) and Carol Morrell (24) scored 40 to come second ahead of third-placed Jill Done (19) and Di Lidgard (28 with 39).

Jenny Rickett kindly sponsored this competition and donated the £76 entry fees to the junior section.