GOLF: Weather plays its part in Kenwick Park results

Kenwick Park Salvers winners Jane Briggs & Men's Vice Captain Steve Blackburn EMN-141010-154044001
Kenwick Park Salvers winners Jane Briggs & Men's Vice Captain Steve Blackburn EMN-141010-154044001

Although the day started off dry for the men playing the October medal at Kenwick Park Golf Club, heavy rain soon moved in for the rest of the day making playing conditions difficult.

Paddy Shillington shot 78-7=71 to record the best gross of the day and win division one on a countback from runner-up Sam Bulcock (10) and third placed Karl Koslow (8). Steven Horner won division two playing under his handicap with a great score of 84-27=67. Graham Jacklin (13) took second place with a net 68 and Ray Bartle (13) was third with 69.

27 players made the trip to the outstanding Alwoodley Golf Club. The weather was unseasonable warm for October, but the course played tough with a plethora of bunkers and heather lined fairways waiting to catch any errant tee shots. Shaun Howsam (9) won with 36 points ahead of Jonathan Graves (5) with 35. Men’s Vice Captain Steve Blackburn (11) was third with 34. Andy Sherratt (14) scored 32 to take fourth place on a countback from Derek Kayee (14).

Goerge Penrose kindly donated a silver salver for a competition held over the summer months with the three best scores from nine hole stableford competitions being added together to decide the winner. Cameron Littlejohn (7) won the salver with 62 points thanks to his final round of 23 points, which proved to be the nail in the coffin for his nearest rivals. Nik Fox (8) was second with 59 ahead of Mark Asher (12) with 57.

A bright but nippy day greeted the competitors in the Kenwick Mixed Salvers, which is a better ball stableford competition where you must play with someone other than your spouse or regular playing partner. Men’s Vice Captain Steve Blackburn and Jane Briggs played really well together to score 41 points to win. Ron Irwin and Wendy Green took second place with 37 on a countback from Robert Wilson and Ann Walker.

The ladies invited the seniors to a matchplay competition. Until the last pairing arrived in the clubhouse, the final result was in the balance, but the ladies just managed to win by a margin of 7 and 6.

Kenwick Park was delighted to host the Lincolnshire Ladies County Golf Association AM AM in which 27 teams of four took part.

Despite heavy rain over the preceding days, Simon Lidgard and his team of green keepers presented the course in excellent condition.

The Lincolnshire Ladies County Captain Helen Hewlett (Seacroft) joined by Helen McDougall (Lincoln ) and Kenwick’s Julia Sales and Tracey Stobart were delighted to win with 77 points.

Kenwick’s Wendy Green, Jane Briggs, Ann Walker and Julie Harvey scored 76 to take second place on a countback from Kenwick’s Lady Captain Birdie Dawson and Jenny Baxter, Cindy Ireland (Blankney) and Hilary Calvert (Boston).

A Cleethorpes team of Alison Fletcher, Gill Kapka, Gill Woodward and Elaine Barker took the fourth prize with 73. Elaine Barker (Cleethorpes) and Fran Grant (Boston) were the nearest the pin winners at the 2nd and 12th holes respectively. Gill Kapka from Cleethorpes won the prize for nearest the pin in two at the 5th hole with two fine shots leaving her just 5ft 10” away.