Kenwick Park course record shattered

Kenwick Park's winning team with the Bramley Trophy, from left, Billy Wright, Lewis Hackett and Sam Done EMN-150831-125531002
Kenwick Park's winning team with the Bramley Trophy, from left, Billy Wright, Lewis Hackett and Sam Done EMN-150831-125531002
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Kenwick Park Golf Club’s eight-year-old course record fell as the club hosted the Eric Sharp Pro-Am.

Dan Greenwood, of Forest Pines, shot a great round of 64 to emphatically break the record and win the pro am, sponsored by Paul Huxford of Immingham Motors.

Competition sponsor Brenda Blundell is flanked by winners Di Lidgard (left) and Sarah Durrant EMN-150831-125542002

Competition sponsor Brenda Blundell is flanked by winners Di Lidgard (left) and Sarah Durrant EMN-150831-125542002

John Wells (Snainton Golf) was second with 67 from Barry Hurt (Kilton Forest) and Stephen Bennett (Waltham Windmill) who tied for third with 69.

Josh Trunkfield, of Pfaetzerwald, in Germany, led Chris Davies, Darren Cook and Lea Edon to team victory with a great score of 126.

Neil Evans (ABC Golf), playing with home players Ron Irwin, Sean Howsam and Lewis Hackett were second with 128, and Adam Keogh (Spalding) plus Callum Walker, Josh Payne and Mark Crozier, took third place with 129.

Stephen Bennett (Waltham Windmill) was fourth alongside the homegrown talent of Ashton Turner, Sam Done and Billy Wright with 130 on countback.

New Kenwick Park course record holder and Pro-Am winner Dan Greenwood EMN-150831-112328002

New Kenwick Park course record holder and Pro-Am winner Dan Greenwood EMN-150831-112328002

* The Kenwick Park team of Sam Done, Billy Wright and Lewis Hackett won the Lincolnshire Bramley trophy at Seacroft GC in dramatic style.

This final used an individual three-way matchplay format against Cleethorpes and Blankney. Hackett, facing two plus-handicap golfers, picked up a win against Cleethorpes, but lost against Blankney, while Wright made light work of the match against Cleethorpes, but was defeated by his Blankney opponent.

Done defeated Blankney and came back from one down with four holes to play to beat Martin Warren, of Cleethorpes, 1-up, to force a play-off where Done faced Sam Whitaker, of Blankney. They halved the first hole in fives and moved on to the 18th where the Kenwick Park golfer overshot the green and ended up almost out-of-bounds, while his rival finished about 30ft away from the flag.

With nerves of steel, Done played a superb pitch, from a downhill lie, to within 4ft of the hole. With the pressure on, Whitaker took three putts, allowing Done to hole a knee-knocking putt for victory.

* A record entry of 132 from Kenwick Park and Louth played a medal round for the Marcus Brown Trophy.

Marcus was a keen golfer and a member of both clubs before his untimely death in 1997.

Liam Jaines, the reigning Louth men’s champion had a superb round of 72-7=67 to win both best gross and nett prizes. Gary Easby, also from Louth, scored 73-5=68 to finish second, and Kenwick’s Nik Fox came third with 78-8=70.

Neil Milson, from Louth, was fourth with 93-22=71 on countback from Kenwick’s Ben Forbes-Burton (83-12=71).

Liam took home both the silver cup and a trophy made from the fork of a tree which Marcus hit his ball. John King had the branch, complete with ball, removed and made into a trophy.

The results of both this and the Ted Drakes competition, held at Louth the previous week, were combined.

Louth’s Gary Easby won the prize for the best combined gross of 150, and Chris Dixon (Kenwick Park) won the best combined nett with 139.

* Parents and siblings took part in a pairs greensomes stableford competition for the Jack Vincent Cup.

Jeremy and George Hexton won with 40 points, two clear of John and Dan Mountain, while Lee and Sam Bulcock were third with 36.

* A good turnout of ladies played a betterball for the Brenda Blundell Trophies.

Di Lidgard and Sarah Durrant combined well to win with 44 points. A countback on 43 points placed Pam Hayward and Carol Morrell in second ahead of Sue Fisher and Jill Harrington.

Competition sponsor Brenda Blundell provided all the ladies with tea in the clubhouse after play.