Kenwick Park Golf: Back-to-back seniors wins for Koslow

Birdie Dawson and Kenwick Park ladies' captain Pam Westthorp EMN-150206-112944002
Birdie Dawson and Kenwick Park ladies' captain Pam Westthorp EMN-150206-112944002

Karl Koslow recorded his second seniors’ win in as many weeks at Kenwick Park when he and Trevor Hayward lifted the Ron King Trophy.

The pair completed the foursomes event with 35 points, one better than Drew Hipkiss and Ian Waterhouse. John Teanby and Mel Young were third with 32.

Ron King Foursomes winners Trevor Hayward (left) and Karl Koslow (right) with Kenwick Park seniors' captain Ron Irwin EMN-150206-113004002

Ron King Foursomes winners Trevor Hayward (left) and Karl Koslow (right) with Kenwick Park seniors' captain Ron Irwin EMN-150206-113004002

Sadly this was the first trophy match without Ron, a stalwart of the seniors section, who died earlier this year.

* Alistair and Julie Harvey celebrated the life of former Ryder Cup player Sam King who lived on the Kenwick Estate during his retirement.

The men and ladies played an individual stableford competition for the Sam King trophies. Chris Hunt (16) won the men’s trophy with 40 points from Nick Harvey (14) who took second with 39 on countback from Jeremy Haxton (23) and Chris Dixon (18).

An even tighter ladies’ competition was won by Sue Sykes (12) with 35 points, on countback from Cheryl Gilliatt (24). Rose Stevenson (33) took third with 32 on countback from Mabel Blackburn (21).

Alistair and Julie generously donated the £391 proceeds to Kenwick’s junior section.

* A busy weekend of golf culminated in a mixed betterball on Bank Holiday Monday.

Scoring was again tight at the top with John and Tracey Stobart winning with 39 points on countback from men’s captain Steve and Mabel Blackburn. Mike and Ann Walker were third, also with 39. John Stobart and Nick Harvey scored the only twos.

* The ladies played for the Champ de Bataille Trophy which celebrates the Kenwick ladies’ victory in the national Mail on Sunday competition in 1995.

Birdie, a member of the original winning team, played a steady round to win with 81-9=72, and was unlucky not to score her first hole-in-one when her ball finished one roll away on the 12th.

Sue Sykes was second in the silver division with 85-12=73 on countback from Jill Smith with 93-20=73. Pam Hayward won the bronze division with 94-20=73 ahead of Rose Stevenson (107-33=74).