Left in his wake! Hyde wins Boston Golf Club trophy

To the left! Boston Golf Club captain Dave Manson is seen presenting Malcolm Hyde with the trophy.
To the left! Boston Golf Club captain Dave Manson is seen presenting Malcolm Hyde with the trophy.

MALCOLM Hyde has won Boston Golf Club’s annual Left Handers Championship.

This year the course played long due to the prolonged spell of wet weather.

On the day the sun shone, but only one player managed to break par.

Victor for the third time in the last eight years was Hyde.

Playing off a handicap of nine, he scored 37 points, which was enough to see off the challenge of Darren Gibbons (33 points) and Graham Tillman (also 33).

The Boston GC B team have cemented their place at the top of their division and only now need one point to secure promotion.

The latest club to bow to the power of Steve Hodgson’s team were Tydd St Giles, who were beaten 5-1 at the Cowbridge course.

In a friendly game against Woodhall Spa, the team did not fare so well, going down 4-2.

Matthew Hoyland and Harry Payne amassed 44 points to seal the June Pairs Trophy.

Runners-up were father-and-son duo Paul and Callum Bastock.

Results: 1 Matthew Hoyland (4) & Harry Payne (6) 44, 2 Callum Bastock (16) & Paul Bastock (11) 43, 3 Glenn Tyler (8) & Ben White (17) 43, 4 Duncan MacDonald (5) & Lee Hallas (9) 41, 5 Graham Tillman (13) & Derek Wood (11).

At the club’s Seniors’ Day, with 48 members present, senior captain Roy Erskine thanked Peter Barton and presented him with a memento after he stepped down from running the senior section for 14 years.

He will be staying on as a member, and in the match that followed, he was in the winning team, along with Alan Davy, Ken Short and Tony Chamberlain.

Playing a 3-2-1 competition, they managed an outstanding 91 points.

Second with 87 points were Eddie Markham, Nick McLaven, Alan Marshall and Trevor Chinery.

In third were Denis Barton, Fred Reed, Ross Giller and Les Martin with 79 points.

On Wednesday the senior team visited Louth golf club to play their away fixture but lost 5-3.