Full Nelson! Boston Golf Club win three-way cup

BOSTON Golf Club have won the Nelson Cup.

The annual tri-club medal competition is held between North Shore, Seacroft and Boston each year, and is currently in its 49th year.

This year it was held at North Shore GC, Skegness.

A pleasant sunny day was marred by the strong winds, which made for some testing golf.

The team selected were captain P. Keal, J. Gilchrist, P. Drury, D. Reynolds, S. Locke, R. Aspeslagh, P.S. Blanc, T. Rollingson, L. Lowery, C. Oliver, B. Wood and J. Payne.

Boston finished first with 453 points.

In second were North Shore with 466 points and Seacroft came third with 476 points.

Player of the competition was R. Aspeslagh, who scored a nett 68 in very tough conditions.

The 50th anniversary of the competition will be held at Boston’s Cowbridge course next year.

The inter-club matches are now at the halfway stage - and so far Boston Golf Club’s seniors have had a mixed bag of results.

This week, they were at home to Sutton Bridge.

Senior captain Roy Erskine was pleased with his team’s performance as they won five-and-a-half to two-and-a-half.

The contest was played in warm sunny weather on a course in excellent condition.

The senior section’s Tuesday roll-up attracted 27 members this week.

The team stableford competition was won by Chris Wright, Gordon Wilkinson and Barry Gilliard with 66 points.

Runners-up were Nev Kemp, Paul Cooper and Frank Harness with 64 points.

In third place, on countback were Chris Tin, Ross Giller and Stan Rust with 62 points.