GOLF: Close competition for Kenwick Park Lady Captain’s Rosebowl

Mixed winners - Penny Buckley, birdie Dawson and Tracey Stobart with Billy Wright and Harry Wood EMN-140626-101929001
Mixed winners - Penny Buckley, birdie Dawson and Tracey Stobart with Billy Wright and Harry Wood EMN-140626-101929001

Following all the recent wet weather, Simon Lidgard and his team worked extremely hard to present Kenwick Park Golf Club in magnificent condition for Birdie Dawson’s Lady Captain’s weekend.

Sunscreen was the order of the day for the ladies playing in the 18-hole stableford for the Lady Captain’s Rosebowl. Competition was fierce and it took a countback on the last six holes to declare Elaine Houlton (16) as the winner with her score of 36 points from Jo Cudmore (20).

Jo won the first prize in the silver division with her 36 points and the Lady Vice Captain Pam Westthorp (18) came second with 35. Liz Hardy (16) scored 34 to take third prize.

Pat Botham (26), won the bronze division with 32 on a countback from Noreen Bradford (25). Allison Cook (21) came third with 30.

Finally in the copper division, Rose Stevenson (36) won with 34 points. Jan Heath (29) came second with 31 with Shirley Strickland (34) in third place with 28. Sue Taylor won the nearest the pin prize at the second hole.

Another glorious day greeted the mixed teams playing in an AM AM the following day. Billy Wright, Harry Wood, Tracey Stobart and Penny Buckley scored a great total of 84 points to win.

Alistair and Julie Harvey playing with Mike and Lesley Burton came second with 83. Simon Lidgard, Lewis Hackett, Phil Jackson and Ann Walker took third place with 81. The Men’s Captain Jim Cane, Vice Captain Steve Blackburn, Birdie Dawson and Pam Westthorp were placed fourth with 78.

Colin Burkitt won the nearest the pin prize for the men at the 8th hole and Liz Hardy won the ladies prize at the 12th hole. Di Lidgard won the longest putt competition which raised £86 for the Lady Captain’s charity - Wish Upon a Star.

The members thanked Birdie and her family for providing a wonderful halfway house on both days and ensuring that everybody had a weekend to remember.

After all the fun and excitement of the weekend, Birdie Dawson invited the ladies to play in an individual stableford competition for the Wish Upon A Star charity. Sandra Crow (12) played really well to score 37 points to win the silver division from the Lady President Val Pattinson (17) with 35. Jane Briggs (23) claimed first prize in bronze with 34 ahead of Allison Cook (21) with 29. Rose Stevenson (36) also scored a great 37 points to win the copper from Jo Herring (30) with 28. A total of £327 was raised for the charity.