Kenwick Park golf: Radcliffe guiests take the honours at Seniors Invitation

Roger Goldsmith (left) and Liz Hardy with the Havelock Trophy EMN-150525-122429002
Roger Goldsmith (left) and Liz Hardy with the Havelock Trophy EMN-150525-122429002

Kenwick Park’s golf course was in great condition as the Seniors’ Invitation Day took to the fairways last week.

Karl Koslow and David Burnell, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, combined well to score 42 points and take the win from past men’s captain Jim Cane and Frank Boyd (Waltham Windmill) who carded 37.

Robert Wilson (middle) and Rose Stevenson with the Mixed Winter League shield EMN-150525-122443002

Robert Wilson (middle) and Rose Stevenson with the Mixed Winter League shield EMN-150525-122443002

Lee Fisher and Jon O’Brien (Radcliffe-on-Trent) took third spot with 36 ahead of Geoff Formby and Robert Frost (Woodhall Spa) with 35.

John Payne won the nearest-the-pin at the 12th hole, and visitor Peter Marshall won the prize at the eighth.

A superb halfway house was also provided by the ladies’ section.

A raffle raised £357 for Ron Irwin’s charity of the year: the Louth Hospice.

* The men played the second medal round of the Bernard Hoggett Trophy, held over two consecutive weekends.

James Lee is proving to be a model of consistency and shot two identical rounds of gross 74s (nett 72s) to take the spoils and reduce his handicap to a lifetime low of 1.3.

Seven-handicapper Lee Bulcock scored 77+71=148 to take second place on countback from junior Harry Wood (10) who shot 75+73=148.

* A good turnout of couples competed for the Havelock Trophy.

The new partnership of Roger Goldsmith and Liz Hardy played great golf to win the trophy with a terrific score of 42 points.

The men’s vice-captain Graham Sykes and wife Sue came second with 40, while Bob and Jane Briggs took third place with 38 on countback from men’s captain Steve Blackburn and his wife Mabel.

The top eight couples qualify for a knockout tournament to decide the winner of the Davlin trophy.

* Robert Wilson and Rose Stevenson defeated Bob and Jane Briggs in the final of the mixed nine-hole greensome Winter League and were presented with the imposing David Smalley Shield.

* With thunderstorms forecast for later in the day, a small field of ladies set out to play a medal round.

After two heavy hailstorms, some of the ladies walked in, but the current ladies’ champion Birdie Dawson struck the ball well and battled on to complete the round and reduce her handicap to nine.

She scored 85-10=75 to win ahead of Andrea Smaggasgale who scored 87-9=78.