Jean Cooks up a stableford win at Holme

THE extreme April showers may have caused a number of competitions to be postponed at Kirton Holme Golf Club, but members vowed to play on.

The most notable casualty was the Ladies’ Charity Open which has had to be moved to May 29.

However, some good golf was played in the ladies’ section.

The second friendly match of the season saw Kirton Holme draw 2-2 with Coningsby on their home greens.

Kirton Holme then suffered a 4-0 defeat to Tydd St Giles.

Some ladies played an 18-hole stableford qualifier, with Jean Cook taking first place with 37 points.

Chris Gill was runner-up with 35 points and Merna Atkins (31 points) was third.

The Birthday Bowl was won by Margaret Johns, with a super score of 36 points.

Second place went to Vee King on countback, with 34 points, and in third was Betty Gedney.

Nearest the Pin was Chris Gill, while Ingrid King won the Longest Drive event.

Prizes were also awarded for the winter events, which came to a close.

Tricia Sharpe took first place in the Winter League, ahead of runner-up Chris Gill and Merna Atkins.

Tricia was also first on the Annual Birdie Tree, with Yvonne Prior taking top spot on the Annual Par Tree.

In the Winter Eclectic event, Tricia Sharpe was first and Jane Grayling second.

A nine-hole stableford qualifier was won by Pirjo Bennett, coming first with 18 points.

Kathleen Holt was second with 16 points (on countback) and in third place was Gloria Bursnell.

The Sunday Medal was won by Gloria Bursnell with a gross 94, net 75.

Second was Sarah Cantwell 93/76 and third was Anthea Hall 94/76.

Mary Piper and Pam Toy played in the Lady Captain’s and Vice-Captain’s Invitation Day at Tydd St Giles.

Competing in a fourball better ball stableford, they finished the day victorious with a score of 33 points.

The Tuesday Medal saw a change in the weather with heavy rain earlier in the day, but a number of ladies managed to play the full 18 holes.

In first place was Marlene Morris, gross 89, net 74.

Second was Jean Cook, 106/76 and in third place Vee King, 93/76.

A group of eight ladies spent two days at Sprowston Manor in Norfolk, where Vee King won the individual stableford.

The fourball better ball stableford competition was won by Ingrid King and Betty Gedney.