Boston Golf Club’s Michael Skinner claims Terry Norton Memorial Trophy on countback

MICHAEL Skinner lifted the Terry Norton Memorial Trophy at Boston Golf Club this week.

Sunday’s competition saw an improvement on last week’s greens, and the scores were better also.

Skinner, playing off five, took the title as he scored 41 points, beating Mike Long on countback and edging out Brad Hawkins.

Young Callum Bastock hit 40, as did Dave Carter.

Results: 1 Michael Skinner (5) 41 points, 2 Mike Long(14) 41, 3 Brad Hawkins (9) 41, 4 Callum Bastock (20) 40, 5 Dave Carter (4).

Also at Boston Golf Club, Colin Trestrail’s A Team secured home wins against Belton Park, Sleaford and Burghley Park.

They have finished in mid-table and will retain their position in the top league next year.

The B Team, after the disappointment of last year’s campaign, which resulted in relegation, have shown tremendous character and bounced right back.

At the start of the season, captain Steve Hodgson impressed upon the team that a good start was essential and they took him seriously.

They have completed their campaign by winning their league, going unbeaten all season.

The Cowbridge club held the first of this year’s Gala Days.

A total of 144 members took part by playing in teams of four.

Results:

Gent’s team: 1 A. Ogden, B. Smith, C. Oliver, D. Pawson 100 points, 2 J. Bensusan, G. Frost, C. Davis, D. North 98, 3 R. Goy, M. Digby, J. Hadwick, D. Williamson 97,

4 C. Tinn, Ron Green, Andy Green, A. Ashberry 94, 5 C. Mercer, D. Rigby, T. Newton, M. Melton 93.

Ladies’ teams: 1 Joan Young, Jackie Short, Ann Gullick, Maureen Green 85.

Mixed team: 1 M. Brown, E. Brown, P.A. Keal, P.L. Keal 98, 2 P. Hyde, M. Hyde, J. Markham, E. Markham 90.

Nearest the Pin: Ladies - J. Markham; Gents – B. Smith.

Straightest drive: G. Griffin.