GOLF: Mark and Lee nip to Grouse Shotgun triumph at Kenwick Park

John King, Mark Plater, Jim Cain, Lee Thorne & Ian Flockton EMN-140506-102731001
John King, Mark Plater, Jim Cain, Lee Thorne & Ian Flockton EMN-140506-102731001

The Kenwick Park Golf Club men had an early start at 8am when they played in the Grouse Shotgun Foursomes.

Mark Plater (20) and Lee Thorne (25) really enjoyed the 18-hole medal foursome round and scored a net 68.5 to win.

Ben Darke (15) & Dave Varney (11) were the runners-up with 70 ahead of third placed Chris Winney (8) and Billy Wright (3) who scored 73.

For many of the golfers the highlights would have been the superb full English breakfast served up by Andrew Leonard and his team in the clubhouse after play. John King and Ian Flockton kindly sponsored the event and provided the prizes of bottles of whisky for the winners Mark and Lee.

Kenwick ladies had a very successful two days at the Lincolnshire Spring Bronze meeting held at Elsham Golf Club.

Sue Letby (33) won the individual stableford competition for the Gwen Bamber trophy with 35 points and Noreen Bradford (25) came fourth with 34.

The Kenwick Park team of Sue Letby, Noreen Bradford, Pam Hayward and Jo Herring scored 94 points in total to win the Dorothy Marshall Shield for the best team result in the same event.

On the second day, Pam Hayward (26) and Kay Smart (30) won the fourball betterball pairs event with 38 points for the Mary Mundy Salver. Anne Gardiner (24) and Allison Cook (21) were runners-up with 35. A clean sweep for the Kenwick ladies.

A warm but showery day greeted the remaining ladies playing in the stableford competition at Kenwick Park. Julia Labbett (15) won the silver division with 32 points and Jan Heath (30) won the bronze with 33. Shirley Strickland (34) was second overall with 31 points.

The handicaps and competition committee hosted their first Prestige away day at Lindrick Golf Club on the outskirts of Worksop. The playing areas were in pristine condition but the rough was brutal and made it difficult to progress the ball more than a few yards.

1 Mark Hornby, 38 points; 2 George Chubb, 36 (countback); 3 Mickey Griffiths, 36; 4 Lee Bullock, 34; 5 Tony Lascelles 33. Nigel Hopper won nearest the pin at the final 183-yard hole par three finishing 12 feet from the hole which he rolled in for an impressive birdie.