RAF staff take on golf challenge

Competing for the Tower Trophy were (back row, from left) Dan Kinnear, Steve Denham, Jim Bowen, Matthew Webb, Paul Greenham, Abe Morris, Mike Ruddy, Dave Robinson; (front row) Jase Preston and Paul Shinton. Photo: John Harry
Competing for the Tower Trophy were (back row, from left) Dan Kinnear, Steve Denham, Jim Bowen, Matthew Webb, Paul Greenham, Abe Morris, Mike Ruddy, Dave Robinson; (front row) Jase Preston and Paul Shinton. Photo: John Harry

PERSONNEL from RAF Coningsby competed in their sixth annual golf competition in aid of Help for Heroes.

The Tower Trophy is a competition between two mixed teams of RAF, MOD civilians and contract staff, which is always played at the RAF Coningsby Golf Club course, near Woodhall Spa.

A strong communications team turned out against a somewhat smaller Air Traffic Control team. Despite the lack of numbers in the ATC team, they put up a valiant effort before being beaten 162-116.

As a small consolation, ATC players Paul Greenham and Jim Bowen went home with the longest drive and closest to the pin prizes respectively.

The overall winner of the event by just one point went to the Tower Trophy C4i veteran John Harry, who shot an impressive 43 points.