Boston Golf Club win Nelson Cup on 50th anniversary

The Boston team.
The Boston team.

Boston Golf Club celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Cup in style, by continuing their dominance in the competition.

Each year, 12 players from the rabbits sections of Boston, North Shore and Seacroft compete for the trophy.

Boston GC rabbits captain Peter Keal (left) is pictured with club vice-captain Tony Reay and Richard Nelson.

Boston GC rabbits captain Peter Keal (left) is pictured with club vice-captain Tony Reay and Richard Nelson.

And Boston’s team of Steve Locke, John Payne, Ian Satchwell, Terry Rollinson, Rob Asplaph, John Gilchrist, Dave Robinson, Brian Wood, Ross Giller, Charles Campion, Anthony Slater and captain Peter Keal came out on top on Sunday, for the fourth year in a row.

In fact, Boston GC have won the trophy nine times in the past 11 years.

Their final score of 448 points saw off the threats of North Shore (475) and Seacroft (497).

The best rounds from each club were from Boston’s Robinson (nett 71), Seacroft’s Oliver Roylance (nett 75) and North Shore’s Robert Perry (nett 78).

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Seacroft golfers John Nelson, Dick Scuffliam and Melvyn Moffatt founded a high handicappers section. In 1963, Nelson decided the three teams should then compete for a trophy.

On Sunday, Richard Nelson, John’s son, was a guest of the club to hand out the prizes.

Pictured are the victorious Boston team.

Paul Vaughan’s 41 points were enough to win the latest Gents’ Open Stableford at Boston Golf Club.

Nicky Frost came second on the Cowbridge course.

His score of 40 was enough to beat Daniel Overall on countback.