Markham wins the ‘Granny Trophy’ at Boston Golf Club

Jean Markham, left, is pictured receiving the Granny Trophy from Boston Golf Club ladies' captain Julia West.

Jean Markham, left, is pictured receiving the Granny Trophy from Boston Golf Club ladies' captain Julia West.

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Jean Markham has won the June Frankish Trophy, a competition affectionately known as The Granny Trophy.

The event - part of the Boston Golf Club Ladies’ Section calendar - can only be won by a grandmother.

The event is a played as a singles stableford competition with handicap allowance and is open to all members of the section.

Lady Captain Julia West came in with 35 points, but was not eligible to win the trophy but still won the stableford qualifier.

Jean scored 34 points.

Boston held their Lady Captains’ Exchange Day in conjunction with Market Rasen.

Thirty-five Boston ladies swapped venues for a social day’s golf, giving competitors the opportunity to play a different course.

Some were able to take the high winds and the golf in their stride while it was more of an experience for others.

Prizes were awarded by the Lady Captain.

The Winner Overall was Jacquie Short with 35 stableford points.

The High Bronze went to Janet Read with Kath Yates second and Lynn Worthington third.

The Low Bronze was awarded to Wendy Smith, ahead of runner-up Pam King and third-placed Ann Sutton.

The Silver award was won by Chris Needham, with Judith Flevill second and third going to Pam Hyde.

The Nearest Pin prizes went to Kath Yates (bronze) while no silver player hit their allotted green, meaning the prize was won by Pat Clifton in a draw.

The twos competition went to Ruth Simpson, with the only two scored on the day.

Boston’s Daily Mail Foursomes duo Claire Rylott and Yvonne Shaffarczyk travelled to Thorney Lakes in Peterborough on Thursday.

They were unable to beat the Thorney Lakes pair, losing 4-3 and ending their chance to be in the final.