Mullerworth nets a hole-in-one on the fifth at Woodbury Park

PUBLISHED: 12:49 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:49 18 September 2014




Highlight of the week at Woodbury Park simply has to be the hole-in-one at the fifth during the playing of the Hawkins Trophy last Sunday, writes John Bridgman.

A handicapper of three, Paul Mullerworth, reached the pinnacle of a golfers life by doing just that. Well done, Paul, here’s to the next time eh!

A strong field of golfers set off and did their best, both men and ladies alike, on a day of intermittent sunshine and a little breeze. At the ‘halfway house’ they met up with Robin and Sue who not only provide the trophy, but offer refreshments including a ‘tipple’ to send them off down the back nine to the clubhouse to tot up the score.

There can only be one winner, and for the men it was Thomas Woodhouse with a nett score of 68 playing off scratch. In second place came Andy Neilson playing off 10 with 71. Third, on countback, also on 71, was John Mills.

The ladies’ winner was Diana Jacob (28 handicap) nett 76 after countback separated her from Fran Perry (22) also with 76. Third place, with 79 was Angela Best (32).

Division Two of the men’s competition was won by Greg Crosse on 69, just missing out on that special trophy. Chris Tonking with 72 and Eric Neilson with 73, were second and third respectively.

Division Three was won by Duane Greenslade (handicap 19) with his score of 73. Second place went to Allister Bibey (22) who shot a nett 75, with Phil Sims (25), scoring 76.

Earlier in the week the Midweek Medal saw Colin Gray win with a nett 69. Steve Jarman was second with 70 and James Hill third, with 71. Those renowned senior members took to the fairways in style playing a stableford team game.

The winning team of Derek Knights, Don Johns and Ian Fry scored 96, out of sight from, in second place Adrian Foster, Ray Millward and Alan Stone on 91. Also on 91 were John Man, Ray Dillon and Ray Dwan losing on countback.

It certainly was another week of joyous involvement at Woodbury Park by all who participated.

The next ‘big do’ will be the Greenkeepers Fun Day. They say revenge is sweet, but it will be light hearted and good fun!

Happy whacking, cheers John.

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