Landlords order yet another round after golf day success

Winning team The Captain's Choice, Jim McLaughlin, Jez Hadwick and Brian Smith, celebrate with Boston LVA chairman Mick Wilgoose (third left).
Winning team The Captain's Choice, Jim McLaughlin, Jez Hadwick and Brian Smith, celebrate with Boston LVA chairman Mick Wilgoose (third left).

BOSTON Licensed Victuallers Association celebrated their 40th anniversary at Boston Golf Club with an innovative new format in a three-man Texas Scramble.

With the proceeds being divided between Age Concern and the club’s junior section, there was an excellent turnout, matched by some amazing scores.

This year’s LVA captain Jez Hadwick lead his team The Captain’s Choice as they shot an unbelievable 54.2 nett to win by almost three clear shots.

Given the popularity of the event, the LVA have now decided to make it an annual tournament.

On Saturday, Paragon Labels hosted a golf day at Boston, with prizes for their guests and also a generous donation to the prize fund for Boston members.

The day-long event attracted a large field with prizes for both the men’s and ladies’ sections.

Runaway winner in the men’s section was Julian Miles with 47 points, three clear of Paul Keal.

Joan Young registered an emphatic win by four shots in the ladies’ event, with 38 points, four clear of Jackie Short.

Men’s leaderboard: 1 Julian Miles (15) 47, 2 Paul A. Keal (17) 44, 3 Gary Frost (11) 43, 4 Dave Ogden (23) 43, 5 Philip Sydenham (15) 43, 6 Richard Hull (15) 43, 7 Liam Maskell (28) 43, 8 David Cartwright (9) 42, 9 Matthew Brackenbury (8) 41, 10 Malcolm Hyde (10) 40.

Ladies’ leaderboard: 1 Joan Young (27) 38, 2 Jackie Short (17) 34, 3 Pam Hyde (18) 33, 4 Maureen Green (16) 33, 5 Julia West (20) 32.

In the Islands Trophy, played in very windy conditions, anything around par would have been deemed good enough.

But this was not the case as a handful of players mastered the conditions and returned very good scores.

Mick Wood, competitive as always, emerged from a lean spell and took the honours with a nett 67, his best singles round for some time.

Sam Vickers, who has been playing well of late, shot a gross 74, nett 68 to finish second on a countback from Phil Sydenham.

Leaderboard: 1 Mick Wood (15) 67, 2 Sam Vickers (6) 68, 3 Philip Sydenham (16) 68, 4 Michael Pond (12) 69, 5 Ian Evison (18) 69, 6 Frederick Scrupps (17) 70, 7 Denis Limb (12) 70, 8 Michael Hobbs (12) 70, 9 Nicky Frost (4) 71, 10 James Lavery(12) 72.