Kenwick Park Golf Club annual charity day

Kenwick Park Charity Day winners, from left, men's captain Steve Blackburn, Steve Thompson, Mark Irving, Phil Walmsley, Dan Thompson, Steve Clarke. EMN-150709-111024002
Kenwick Park Charity Day winners, from left, men's captain Steve Blackburn, Steve Thompson, Mark Irving, Phil Walmsley, Dan Thompson, Steve Clarke. EMN-150709-111024002

The course was in great shape for the 22nd annual Kenwick Park Charity Day.

Steve Clarke this year took over from Bob Jones who ran this event for 21 successful years and raised more than £80,000.

Kenwick Park Charity Day, from left,  Zaza, from St Andrew's Childrens Hospice, and Victor, from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, with event organiser Steve Clarke EMN-150709-111036002

Kenwick Park Charity Day, from left, Zaza, from St Andrew's Childrens Hospice, and Victor, from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, with event organiser Steve Clarke EMN-150709-111036002

This year’s beneficiaries are the Caistor Lions, St Andrew’s Childrens Hospice, Lincolnshire Wolds Riding for the Disabled, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Cat Zero, the Humberston, North Sea Lions, Leukemia and Lymphoma Research and one away match for the Grimsby Town Football Club disabled supporters.

Steve and Dan Thompson were on the winning team for the fourth year running with 86 points, playing with Mark Irving and Phil Walmsley in a team called Witt. The Lexus team of John Prince, David Carroll, Steve Young and Dean Oglesby were second with 82, and the Four 4 Fours (Paul Teanby, Ray Pearson, Paul Brown and John Durrant) took third on countback with 80 points.

The best ladies’ team outside the top five went to Anne’s Angels (Anne Gardiner, Andrea Smaggasgale, Helen Sherratt, Sandy Dilworth) with 77.

In the Beat The Pro competition, 10 out of 124 attempts hit the 17th green closer than England International Ashton Turner. They were Martin Boyer, Lenny Ball, Paul Wiseman, Carl Bristow, Jean Sizer, Ron Irwin, Wendy Green, Ann Walker, Sam Done and John King.

Other prizewinners: 4 The Three Bs plus One (Penny Buckley, Jane Briggs, Dave Borman, Karl Koslow) 80ocb, 5 Lively Ladies (Julie Harvey, Cindy Ireland, Wendy Craven, Lesley Burton), 6 Weighed In (Rob and Elaine Houlton, Martin and Jean Sizer) 79, 7 On Parade (Clive and Carol James, Mike Walker, Simon Lidgard) 78, 8 The Bright Sparks (Paul Wiseman, Carl Bristow, Andrew Stanley, John Moody) 77 ocb, 9 Jubilee Fishing (Andy Allard, Frank Boyd, Tony Trigg, Alan Watkin) 10 The Beverley Sisters (John Beverley, David Hallifax, Simon Hartley, Tom Gladwell) 76.

Nearest the line (6th): Norman Dilworth and Sue Burkitt. Nearest the pin: Cindy Ireland, Rachel Barton, Sam Done, Simon Hartley.

* The following day the ladies and men played an individual stableford, the Westgate Bag and Spoon, named after an old golf bag and wooden club found in a loft in a house in Westgate, Louth.

Scoring was good as the two top prizes were claimed by Roger Markham with 41 points and Mabel Blackburn with 42.

George Hexton (12) was men’s runner-up with 40 points on countback from Bob Briggs, Nathan Price and Gary Spencer. In the ladies’ competition, Andrea Smaggasgale came second with 38 points on countback from Cheryl Gilliatt.

* After two days of heavy rain, the ladies played a stableford competition for the Clabbett Cup.

Lady president Val Pattinson played well to win with 35 points from Julie Harvey (33pts). Kate Roberts won the bronze division with 33 on countback from Jill Harrington. Tracey Stobart (17), won the non-grannies competition with 34, two shots ahead of Jo Herring.