Kenwick Park GC: Mixed Open attracts record entry

Kenwick Park mixed open winners Sue Burkitt, Andrea and Alan Smaggasgale, Colin Burkitt EMN-150708-120304002
Kenwick Park mixed open winners Sue Burkitt, Andrea and Alan Smaggasgale, Colin Burkitt EMN-150708-120304002

Kenwick Park Golf Club’s men played the August monthly medal where an excellent round of 73-4=69 gave Paul Dewhurst in both Division One and best gross.

Nik Fox scored 81-9 =72 to take second spot on countback from Mick Upton (74-2=72), and another countback gave Paddy Shillington fourth place with 81-8=73 from John Hood (78-5=73).

In Division Two, Chris Dixon won with 88-17=71 from Clive James 86-13=73. Richard Bruntlett took third with 93-18=75 on countback from Stan Gladwell (99-24=75).

* A record entry of 50 couples, from golf clubs near and far, took part in the 2015 Kenwick Park Mixed Open.

Kenwick’s Alan and Andrea Smaggasgale scored an excellent 45 points to win for the second year running. Another home pairing Robert Wilson and Rose Stevenson were runners-up with 43.

Kevin and Tracy Siddle (Spalding) scored 41 to take third place, and John Stockhill and Amanda Morgan (Rothley Park) took fourth prize with 40 on countback ahead of Ian and Val Williams (Belton Woods).

Jeremy Hexton and Christine Goldsbrough (Kenwick Park) were sixth with 39 on countback from Paul and Judy Reiz (Woodhall Spa) who took the final seventh prize. Jeremy Hexton and Amanda Morgan claimed the nearest-the-pin prizes.

* Lady captain Pam Westthorp won the silver division of the ladies’ stableford with 34 points. Jane Briggs played very well to win both the bronze division with 38 points to reduce her handicap to 21.

Mabel Blackburn was runner-up to Jane with 36 points on countback from Rose Stevenson.

* There were some strange happenings on the course on ladies’ day.

The men’s captain’s wife Mabel Blackburn dressed up as a nun and took a vow of silence between 10am and 3pm, raising £1,404 for the captains’ charities of Lincolnshire Wolds Riding for the Disabled, and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

She used a selection of cue cards to silently communicate with her playing partners, and produced an excellent score of 36 points.