Kenwick Park golf: Graves defends Order of Merit title

The final Prestige Away Day event of the season for the Kenwick Park men was held at Sherwood Forest.

Golf day
Golf day

This proved to be a stunning venue, but the players were battered by torrential rain during their round. Michael Langford, PGA professional and Kenwick’s director of golf won with 36 points on a countback from Jonathan Graves (5), Alan Johnstone (13) and John Beverley (15).

Bernie Stafford (20) took fifth place with 35, and Steve Ashby and Jonathan Graves won the nearest-the-pin prizes at the fourth and 15th holes respectively.

The runners-up spot was enough for Jonathan to defend his Prestige Away Day Order of Merit Trophy.

Steve Langford finished second ahead of Jeremy Hexton. A special mention to Joe Howden who generously sponsored the series.

* A total of 177 golfers played an individual stableford organised by the club’s environmental committee to raise funds for the work they carry out on the course.

A very pleasant day with warm sunshine, mulled wine and refreshments at the halfway house, resulted in some excellent scores by winners Paul Dewhurst and Jo Herring.

Five-handicapper Paul won with 41 points ahead of Tony Lascelles (10) who was runner-up with 39 on a countback from Graham Pennell (11).

In the ladies’ competition, five-handicapper Jo won with 40 points from Sue Sykes (13) who took second place with 36 on a countback from Jane Briggs (21).

The entry fees and raffle raised £595 which will be used, among other things, to replace the young diseased ash trees on the course.