Kenwick Park Golf ClubSeniors Open

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SIXTY eight pairs took part in the Kenwick Park Golf Club Seniors Open better ball competition.

A countback on 44 points declared Doug Gordon (Kenwick Park) and his partner Alan Vickerman (Louth) the winners from runners-up Paddy Shillington (Kenwick Park) and David Longmore (Woodhall Spa).

Peter Smart (Kenwick Park) and Mike Thirde (Elsham) came 3rd with 42 ahead of Kenwick’s Frank Hamill and Jim Cane with 41 in 4th.

The Hessle partnership of Brian Calm and Trevor Hewson took 5th with 40 on a countback from Kenwick’s Ron Irwin and Brian Handley in 6th.

The nearest the pin prizes were won by Ron Green (Boston) on the 2nd and P Key (Kings Lynn) on the 17th with Geoff Walker (Newark) taking nearest the pin in two on the 9th.

Grahame Ward thanked everybody for supporting the raffle which raised £495 for his charity LIVES First Responders.

The stableford competition for the Westgate Bag and Spoon proved very popular with both the men and ladies. This bag and spoon was found in a loft of a house in Westgate, Louth, together with an account of a match being played on Westgate Fields in the early 1800’s and donated as a trophy by Ed Davidson and Roger Goldsmith in 1995.

Junior member Sam Done (13) used careful course management showing experience well beyond his years, to score an excellent 44 points to win.

Peter Whittle (19) was second with 41. Sean Howsam (12) took the 3rd spot on a countback from Graham Cowley (14).

Jane Briggs (26) won the ladies competition with a great score of 39 points. A countback on 37 was needed to declare Elaine Houlton (18) the runner-up ahead of Margaret Williams (29).

Julie Harvey (13) took the 4th prize.

The ladies played a medal with Penny Buckley (25) playing really well to win the bronze division with 95 -25 = 70 from Sue Taylor (27) with a net 72. Ann Walker (10) won the silver and achieved her golfing ambition of reducing her handicap to single figures with a round of 81 - 10 = 71 just beating an unlucky Val Pattinson (17) on a countback.

After the medal qualifying round and the matchplay stages, Di Watkinson defeated Val Pattinson In the final of the Anne Dickinson Salver to claim the trophy.