PICTURESQUE: Hainsworth Park Golf course in full glory before the enforced closure of golf courses all across the U
BEFORE the course was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was a Ladies March Stableford on March 19 at Hainsworth Park Golf Club and the winner of Division 1 was Sylvia Burke with 33 points. Runner-up was Tina Brookes with 31 points, third was Joanne Young with 29. Division 2 was won by Rosalie Cammish with 28 points. Second was Val Robinson (17) with third place going to Anita Bartle (15). Division 3 was won by Juliet Storey with 29 points, second was Anna Richardson (22) and third was Margaret Render (20). On March 21 members contested the H.C. Robinson Trophy and the winners were Sylvia Burke and Tony Burke with a net 73. Runnersup were Joanne Young and Martyn Young on 74, while third went to Vee Stockley and Andy Higgins on 75, with a back 9 of 37. There was a Pro’s Sweep on March 21 and winner of Division 1 was Steve Winterbottom with 36 points. Second was Gary Truran with 36 points, edging out third placed Ian Cardwell (36) on count back. Division 2 top honours went to Steve Taylor on 39 points. Runner-up was Mike Smith (37) and third was Chris Shipley (35). Division 3 went to Mike Hoyle on 37 points. Second spot went to Josh Botterill (36) and third was Tom Green on 35. There were seven winners in the Two’s Club; Steve Bartlett, Stew Follows, Paul Westoby, Gary Truran, Dave Horswill, Steve Winterbottom and Alex Johnson. On March 22, there was the Captain’s Fun Comp Jokers Wild event and the winners were Stew Follows and Andy Rhodes with 53 points. Dave Gorman
and Steve Nielson followed them home with 52. Third place was Ash Dennett and Stu Stephenson on 50 points,
Jack Pearce and Matt Bone came in fourth on 49, while fifth place went to Furlong and Wayne Jenkins (48). The only winner in the Two’s Club was Ian Cardwell.
Captain’s Column The H.C. Robinson Trophy was held on Saturday, March 21 and although it’s not a Captain’s competition, I would like to thank all those who entered; be they, new members, or old stagers like me, contributing to a very pleasing entry on the day. I would also like to congratulate Sylvia and Tony Burke who after a late entry went on to win with a medal score of 73 in conditions which were proving quite tricky. With this victory Tony has ensured that Liverpool will win at least one trophy this year! I am also very pleased with the number of entries in the fun competition on the Sunday making for a very worthwhile event. Many congratulations to Stu Follows and Andy Rhodes who won with 53 points, one in front of Steve Nielson and Dave Gorman. Congratulations also to Ian Cardwell with the only two on the day, no mean feat on greens which are undergoing maintenance. The rest of us will have to be satisfied with playing in the first and quite possibly last game of Jokers Wild at Hainsworth Park. (Please look after yourself and in doing so look after everyone else. Ken)