Di’s delight with hole-in-one at Kenwick Park

Di Lidgard celebrates her hole in one.
Di Lidgard celebrates her hole in one.

Kenwick Park Golf Club’s Office Manager Di Lidgard was absolutely delighted to score her first hole in one at the second hole during the J and M competition on April 10.

Di hit a five iron at the second hole which was playing 117 yards long on the day. Her ball landed on the apron of the green, ran up to the hole and dropped straight in.

Di couldn’t stop smiling for the rest of the round and was congratulated by her husband Simon Lidgard, the head greenkeeper on completion of her round. Di started golf eight years ago and started to play in competitions six years ago.

Unfortunately despite her best efforts, her team did not win a prize in the AM AM competition for teams of seniors and ladies for the J and M Trophies.

The team of Andy Sherratt, Tim Morrell, Val Pattinson and Barbara King won with a good score of 79 points.

Kenwick hosted the annual Louth Town match against members of Louth Golf Club. Pairs of men, seniors, ladies, juniors and members of staff played in this match consisting of nine hole foursome matches in the morning followed by 18 hole four ball better ball matches in the afternoon. Kenwick Park regained the trophy after a 16-8 victory against Louth.

The Kenwick men played the April medal on a sunny spring day. Jason Bartup won division one with a score of 75 - 5 = 69 on a countback from runner up John Hood (5) and third placed John Beverley (12). Sam Done (3) scored lowest gross round of 73. Chris Otty won division two with a score of 90 - 25 = 65 on a countback from runner-up Toby Draper (15) and third placed Ben Darke (25).

The ladies played a medal round qualifier with the top 16 players progressing to the matchplay rounds to decide the eventual winner of the Pauline Jackson Rosebowl. Pam Hayward, who has been playing well all winter produced her best round ever of 104 - 34 = 70 to be the overall winner. Lady President Patsy Clark (19) won the silver division with a net 76. Carol Morrell (24) won the bronze division with a net 74.