Golf: Trophy time for club's leading lady members
THERE'S been plenty of trophy joy with silverware glistening in the sun for victorious players at Kenwick Park.
The ladies' section has seen numerous players shine on the golf course.
Allison Cook lifted the Noreen Ross Memorial Trophy after turning up the heat on her rivals amid beautiful weather conditions.
Cook, whose handicap is 21, clinched the trophy by winning the bronze division on 34 points. She beat Lesley Walmsley (21) on countback.
Lady president Patsy Clark (19) won the silver division, edging Jenny Rickett (16) on countback, after scoring 31.
Andrea Smaggasgale won the battle for the Champ de Bataille trophy. She won the medal event and lifted the crystal trophy after carding 84-9=75.
Sandra Crow finished second on net 80. Lynda Berry won the bronze division on net 76.
Crow also steered a Kenwick trio to success in the club's Ladies Open am/am.
Crow, Sue Sykes and Jenny Toulson were joined by Louth's Jo Partridge – the quartet triumphed with 77 points.
Woodall Spa's Anne Oliver, Helen Heath and Wendy Craven, playing with home player Julie Harvey, came second, on countback, with 73 – from Kenwick Park's Elaine Houlton and Jenny Baxter, Judith Gorman of Cleethorpes and Trish Swaby of Waltham Windmill.
Elsham's Carol Croft was nearest the pin on the 2nd, Kenwick's Sykes was nearest at the 17th.
Meanwhile, lady captain Ann Walker (ten) won the Shelley Storr Memorial Trophy.
Also, a special mixed am/am competition was held in conjunction with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Birdie Dawson, Dave and Lewis Hackett and Joe Howden scored an incredible 117 points to win.
Hackett's performance was particularly impressive – he carded five under par. Chris and Alex Davies, playing with Nick and Jo Cudmore, came second, on 109.
Another mixed competition – the Havelock Trophy betterball Stableford – was won by Alistair and Julie Harvey, on 36 points.
A FOUR-way tie led to a tense countback during Kenwick Park's Men's Invitation Day.
After four teams scored 39 points, the honours went to Kenwick's Mick Horner and Louth's Job Barton.
The duo celebrated a victorious double, having won a Louth Invitation Day earlier this year.
Neil Pridgeon and Louth's Graham Evison finished second.
Kenwick's men's section held a medal contest for the Grouse Foursomes honour. Pridgeon (5) and Richard Shand (8) combined well to win with a net 66.5. Mick Upton (4) and Mickey Griffiths (9) were the runners up, on 70.5.
Lewis Hackett hit top form to win the June Medal, topping division one with 74-4=70.
England Boys International Ashton Turner came second but achieved the lowest gross – 69+2=74.
Graham Cowley edged Sam Atkin (17) on countback to win division two, carding 85-13=72.
Meanwhile, Mark Ringland (4) won the 36-hole Bernard Hoggett Trophy after two net scores of 75.
FIVE-time former champion Paddy Shillington added another honour to his track record in the Lincolnshire County Seniors Championship.
The Kenwick Park senior scored gross 88 to win the over-70s category at the event, held on his home course.
In testing conditions, 58 players contested a medal round from the back tees.
David Keen, from Blankney Golf Club, shot a gross 77 to be declared the overall champion and the thirty-ninth winner of the Ted Drakes Trophy.
Woodhall Spa duo Clive Skinns and Robin Horseman finished second and third, with scores of 80 and 82 respectively.
Further age-group gross winners were Grimsby's Tim Seaton, with 83 in the over-55s category; Woodhall Spa's Graham Hunter, with 82 in the over-60s; and Frank Smith of Seacroft, with 89 in the over-65s.
Meanwhile, Pat Gilchrist shot the best individual round in the seniors' Harry Marsh betterball competition.
He scored 37 points in the contest, which drew for partners after the event had finished.
Senior captain Graham Hewstone and Gus Robertson won the main prize, on 61 points.