GOLF: Competitions galore at Kenwick Park club

L to R Colin Burkitt, Helen Sherratt, Chris Willey & Sue Burkitt EMN-140425-112830001
L to R Colin Burkitt, Helen Sherratt, Chris Willey & Sue Burkitt EMN-140425-112830001

The Kenwick Golf Club men turned out in force to play a medal of the Famous Grouse Decanter.

Howard Fytche shot a great 77-12=65 to win and reduce his handicap by two shots. Mick Upton who also shot the best gross of the day with his fine 70-3=67, was the runner-up claiming second spot on a countback from Chris Hunt (18).

Sam Done (2) shot a nett 69 to take the fourth prize on a countback from Gary Spencer (8) and Dave Varney (11).

Unfortunately for Howard, he does not get to taste the whisky as the special edition decanter, originally presented by Ian Flockton in 2000, remains in the clubhouse unopened in the trophy cabinet

Mixed teams turned out on Easter Bank Holiday Monday to play for the Bank Holiday trophy.

A new combination of Chris Willey playing with Helen Sherratt could do no wrong and scored a magnificent 44 points to win.

Neil Pridgeon and Ann Walker were runners-up with 40, ahead of their playing partners Steve and Mabel Blackburn who came third with 36. Neil scored the only two of the day at the 12th hole.

Hugh Donnelly organised the inaugural St George’s Day 9-hole AM AM competition with two scores to count at each hole and red, white and blue the chosen colours for players taking part.

Everyone enjoyed afternoon tea in the sunshine before setting out and then a meal on their return. The team of Nick and Jo Cudmore playing with Mike and Ann Walker scored 42 points to win.

Lady Captain Birdie Dawson, Cindy Ireland with Rob and Anne Oliver were the runners-up on a countback with a score of 41 from Rob Wilson, Carol Morrell, Steve and Mabel Blackburn.

The fourth placed team of Jan Heath, Pam Westthorp, Jenny Cutts and Bridget Hardaway also had 41. Jo Cudmore won the nearest to the pin prize at the second hole and Sam Gladwell was nearest at the eighth. The competition, raffle and auction raised £725 towards the cost of building the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial.

This 50 metre spire will carry the names of the 25,611 men who left from one of the 27 Lincolnshire Bomber Command Stations but never returned.

Despite a dank dreary start to the day, 27 Kenwick ladies turned out to play a stableford competition. Sue Sykes (11) scored well to win the silver division with 36 points. Noreen Bradford (25) won the bronze with 35. Last week’s winner Andrea Smaggasgale (8) came second overall with 35 points on a countback from Freda Cooper and Sue Fisher.