Holme is where the handicaps go down

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FOUR Kirton Holme ladies have had their handicaps reduced as May saw members continuing to produce excellent results in the club competitions.

Vice-captain Mary Piper, Jean Cook, Penny Wainwright and Jean Belton are the quartet whose results have seen them receive reductions.

The first competition of the month was a friendly at home to Gedney Hill, with Kirton going down 3 and 1.

In the May Stableford competition, Mary Piper came first with 39 points to earn her handicap reduction.

With 36 points, Beryl MacDermot came second on countback, ahead of Val Richardson.

Two pairs of ladies competed in the club qualifying stableford, aiming for a place in the Australian Spoons regional finals.

Gloria Bursnell and Penny Wainwright were victorious and go through to the regionals later in the year.

In the monthly medal, played on Sunday, Marlene Morris scored a gross 91 (nett 73) to claim first place (on countback).

In second was Jackie Ward with gross 85 (nett 73), also on countback, while third spot was occupied by Elaine McCartney gross 93 (nett 73).

The Tuesday monthly medal saw Beryl MacDermot come first with a gross 103 (nett 69) on countback.

In second was Marlene Morris with gross 87 (nett 69) and third went to Mary Piper with gross 94 (nett 70).

Beryl MacDermot received the monthly Sandra Chester Trophy as winner in her category.

The annual Rosemary Bell Trophy was won by Jane Grayling, recording a score of 68.

The event pits the winners of the 2010 monthly medal competitions together, along with the current title holder, who is Barbara Pell.

A total of 16 ladies competed, playing a medal format.

Tricia Sharpe was second with 70 and third spot went to Jackie Ward with a nett score of 71.

The Coronation Foursomes saw Beryl MacDermot and Helen Airey come out on top.

The nine-hole Stableford qualifier was held saw Jean Cook scoring an excellent 20 points for her handicap cut.

Kirton Holme Ladies played a friendly match away against Boston West Ladies.

With strong winds finally settling before the ladies went out to play – an enjoyable game saw Boston West Ladies winning 2 1/2-1 1/2.

Lady Presidents Day was held at the end of the month.

The stableford format was a closely contested competition.

The winner was Marlene Morris with 37 points on countback.

Runner-up was Vee King, also with 37 points.

Third spot was taken up by Jean Belton (36 points).

In fourth was Sarah Cantwell (34 points) and joint fifth were Phil Loveley and Hazel Smith (33 points).

Winner of the target golf was Chris Gill.

The longest drives were Chris Gill and Jean Belton, and nearest the pin went to Sarah Cantwell and Carol Wilson.