It was action stations at Kenwick Park Golf Club as 154 members, visitors and guests took part in the second annual Men’s Open Texas Scramble.
Kenwick’s Neil Pridgeon joined by Guy Shufflebotham, Graham Evison and Lee Mamwell from Louth shot an incredible score of 60-3.4=56.6 to win.
The Kenwick team of Ian Dickinson, Mick Horner, Gary Spencer and Tony Lascelles were runners up with 60-3.1=56.9.
Visitors Steve Dixon, Richard Storey and Steve Austwick from Forest Pines joined by Nick Jones of Hull took the third spot with 58- 0.7=57.3. This team deserves a special mention as they shot a gross 28 on the back nine.
Lewis Hackett, Ryan Girdley and Chris Seaward of Kenwick Park joined by Dave Stephenson of Woodthorpe Hall were fourth with 61-3.2 =57.8. Kenwick’s Simon Hartley, Steve Thompson, Andy Oliver and Jack Taylor won the final fifth prize with a score of 63-4.2=58.8.
The event has grown in stature in just two years with a prize fund in excess of £1,100 and 57 non-members taking part this year. It’s unique format sees a prize being offered on each hole ranging from nearest the pins to longest drives, all four balls on the fairway to longest putts.
The highlight of all of this was 16 years old Toby Draper who hit a booming 340-yards drive at the 18th hole to win the longest drive.
Thanks to Ian Dickinson who spent many hours organising this event and to all the local companies and people who sponsored various prizes.
The Kenwick ladies took advantage of the sunny weather to take part in the medal round for the Pauline Jackson Rosebowl.
The top 16 qualifiers go forward to the matchplay rounds to decide the eventual winner. Andrea Smaggasgale had a great round of 81-9=72 to win the silver division.
Her score was the best gross of the day and also the best round of the season so far. Much to her delight, it dropped her handicap to eight.
Jan Heath was a popular winner of the bronze division with 108-31=77. Jill Smith had a good round of 94-20=74 to come second overall.