Heavy showers fails to dampen the popular senior open

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DESPITE the occasional heavy shower the weather was generally good and after all the recent wet weather the course played well, making Boston seniors open day a great success with a full entry of 46 teams.

Entries had to be closed early in the year with many people being disappointed at not being able to take part.

Peter Barton and his wife Maureen, who organise this event each year, did a superb job making sure things ran on time and smoothly.

Maureen and her helpers checked everyone in on arrival and sold raffle tickets for the seniors captain Roy Erskine’s charity Help the Heroes. This made £554 pounds. Thanks were offered to all for supporting this cause.

The catering of coffee and bacon baps on arrival and the meal after the golf all provided by the steward Nick and his staff made this a day enjoyed for all who took part.

The winning team, playing a best two to count Am-Am Stableford, were: J. Kerby, C. Bateman, J. Farnsworth and L. Forrester from the March golf club with 92 points, second R. Clarke, G. Skayman, T. Davies and K. Smith, of Belton Park Golf Club with 91 points, third J. Carter, C. Barron, B. brooks and S. Shaw, of Coxmoor golf club with 87 points on count back and fourth D. Masters, T. Chamberlain, N. Kemp and K. Morris, of Boston golf club also with 87 points.

Prizes for nearest the pin on the par threes went to K. Smith on the 2nd, Tony Jepson on the 5th and Jay Aslett on the 14th.

Ten players also won a prize in the two’s competition all making two on the par threes.

l STORMY was the day but it was Carl stanney who was blowing the opposition away on Sunday’s stableford.

But Carl just weathered the challenge of Mark Mullenger to win on count back with 39 points.

Dale Fletcher was third

Results: 1 Carl Stanney 39, 2 Mark Mullenger 39, 3 Dale Fletcher.