Kenwick Park Golf: Dixon secures tree-mendous medal win

Former club professional and golf coach Eric Sharp has been made life president of Kenwick Park Golf Club.

Ping qualifiers Sandra Crow (left) and Bridget Hardaway (right) with lady captain Penny Buckley EMN-160725-164929002

It is an honour that is 100 per cent deserved for a man who is fondly known as Mr Kenwick by the members.

* A field of 99 men played in the July medal which brought a win for Chris Dixon despite his ball coming to rest in the middle of a tree on the 16th hole and costing him a double bogey.

Chris won Division One with a tremendous score of 79-13=66, a shot better off than runner-up Joe Howden (77-10=67) who edged Paul Dewhurst (74-5=69) into third.

Tracey Stobart fired an ace during the Ping qualifier EMN-160725-164943002

A lesson from head coach Paul Spence before walking to the first tee paid off for Nick Cudmore as he shot a great 82-14=68 to win Division Two.

Paul Corby was second with 86-19=69 ahead of Mark Squires (88-17=71).

* An entry of 36 men played in the new nine-hole summer series stableford.

Matt Chandler (26) had a great score of 23 points to claim victory and reduce his handicap by two shots, while Ryan Dixon (17) was runner-up with 22. Dan Mountain (13) took third place with 21 on countback from Martin Laking (18).

Tracey Stobart fired an ace during the Ping qualifier EMN-160725-164943002

* A stunning round of 48 points by Sandra Crow (11) and Bridget Hardaway (24) sealed victory in the qualifying round of the Ping Better Ball competition.

Their score included a birdie three for five points for Bridget at the fourth hole, and a birdie four for four points for Sandra at the 16th. Lady captain Penny Buckley (24) and Jane Briggs (22) scored 44 to finish second.

Tracey Stobart scored her first hole-in-one at the 143-yard par three 17th during the Ping competition. Fittingly, she used her new Ping G seven wood to do this.

The ball hit the green, took two bounces before disappearing in the hole, a feat which Tracey celebrated by buying all of the ladies a glass of Pimms.

* The ladies were also able to play 18 or nine-hole stablefords as an alternative to the Ping competition.

Pam Westthorp (20), won the 18-hole with 37 points, and Jill Dale (26) won the nine-hole with 18.