Peter rolls back the years to deny gary

ONE OF the main medal competitions of the year at Boston Golf Club, The Presidents Putter, saw a full field turn out to honour club president, Frank Bramwell.

With conditions excellent, good scoring was to be expected and early clubhouse leader Gary Frost looked home and dry after returning a nett 66.

But it was not to be his day as late starter Peter Pearson rolled back the years to match Gary and take the coveted trophy on a countback.

Leaderboard

1 Peter Pearson (10) 66 

2 Gary Frost (11) 66 

3 Simon Elkington (17)

4 Harry Payne (11) 67

5 Paul Walden (15) 68 

6 Nick Ogden (12) 68 

7 Ben Curtis (13) 68 

8 Aaron Ashberry (4) 69 

9 Nicky Frost (5) 70 

10 Carl Stanney (11) 70 

l The June Texas Scramble was similarly played in forgiving conditions and teams made the most of things with some unbelievable scoring, none more so than Colin Trestrail’s team who shot a nett 55.5!

Leaderboard

1 Nigel Bark, Mark Mullenger, Colin Trestrail, Alan Williams, 55.5 (nett); 2 Matthew Holmes, Paul O’Connor, Nick Sleaford, Trevor West, 57.4; 3 Neville A Kemp, Carl Stanney, Keith Vickers, Sam Vickers, 57.6; 4 Mark Brown, Steve Hook, Ian Humphries, Keith Kilbourn, 58.5; 5 Darren Rigby, Keith Thorpe, Glenn Tyler, Colin Woodcock, 58.5. 

l The Rabbits Hospital Cup provided Ian Young with his first win of the season after returning 43 points, two clear of runner-up Tony Good.

Leaderboard

1 Ian Young (24) 43  

2 Tony Good (20) 41  

3 Darrel Daley (21) 39  

4 Paul A Keal (16) 39  

5 Paul Benton (21) 35  

6 Michael Gooderson (19) 35  

7 John Payne (21) 34  

8 John Gilchrist (19) 34  

9 Peter L Keal (22) 34  

10 Ross Nichols (26) 34  

l In the ladies sections Ruth Simpson, perhaps the most consistent lady of the season so far, won the Jan Miller Trophy with 36 points on a countback from Chris Sherriff.

Leaderboard

1 Ruth Simpson (11) 36  

2 Chris Sherriff (21) 36  

3 Jackie Short (18) 35  

4 Anne Sutton (25) 35  

5 Pam Clare (23) 34  

6 Ann Gullick (29) 34  

7 Claire Rylott (15) 34  

8 Pam Hyde (18) 34  

9 Yvonne Wright (20) 34  

10 Anne Wallhead (19) 33

l The Seniors tried hard to keep their recent good run of form going but were narrowly defeated by 4.5 games to 3.5 away at Canwick Park, Lincoln.

Local knowledge was a decisive factor for the home side; they read the sloping greens better than Boston, they also took full advantage especially when playing the 18th as any golfer who has played Canwick Park knows this hole has two fairway ponds strategically placed to gather up either the drive or second shot.

This worked in favour of the home side who avoided the hazard better and won the hole when the match was all square going down the 18th.

l This week’s Seniors am/am competition was won by the team of Tony Sherwin, Derek Turner, Barry Gilliard and Phil Thorpe with 91 points; second, with 90 points, Terry North, David Harrison, Ray Bavin and Ray Bennett; and third, with 89 points, senior captain Ross Giller, Trevor Bowden, Alan Davy and Phil Parker.

Forty-four players in teams of four took part.