Don’t Make the Rest Lincsgreen with Envy

Last year we praised the achievements of the Lincsgreen team in the annual BIGGA Golf Day for a remarkable feat of scoring in difficult playing conditions.

Well, we appear to have our own BIGGA version of Groundhog Day because this year was virtually an exact replica.

In winds which certainly left their mark on some of the teams the Lincsgreen team - Philip Wilkinson, Graeme Macdonald, Les Howkins and Richard Owen, who replaced Mike Love from last year’s winning line-up - compiled a nett score of 53.75, which meant that they negotiated the 18 holes in a 14
under-par 58. Last year they were also 14 under-par but the course was then playing to par-71 so they shot a gross 57.

It means that in 36 holes the Lincsgreen team, who are all low handicappers, have played a measly 115 shots!

On this occasion they were pushed all the way by a fine performance from the Rolawn team who finished just over a shot behind with the Haifa & Hortifeeds team in third place.

Longest Drive went to a mammoth effort from Board of Management member Ian Semple, the Nearest the Pin to John Carter of the Rolawn Team, who was 59 inches away on the last hole, while the putting competition was won by Terry Adamson, of Alpha/Acorn Amenity, on countback from Walter Woods, who had both scored 14.

The Golf Day, the seventh the Association has held since the first in 1997, was again sponsored by the Harrogate A Group of Hotels with Aldwark Manor Hotel again proving to be a wonderful venue with a fine golf course and excellent food and drink throughout the day.

1st team - Lincsgreen No. 1 - Philip Wilkinson, Graeme Macdonald,
Les Howkins, Richard Owens. 53.75
2nd - Rolawn - Dan Rogers, John Carter, Richard Hughes, Richard Eyen. 55.0
3rd - Haifa & Hortifeeds - Scott Garnett, Chris Norris, Alan Davis, Greg Holden. 56.75

Nearest the Pin Winner - John Carter, Rolawn.

Longest Drive Winner - Ian Semple, EGU Team.

Putting Competition - Terry Adamson, Alpha/Acorn Amenity.