THE last weekend in May was the warmest so far this year and hosted one of the most prestigious men’s competitions at Market Rasen Golf Club.
The Beckett Salver is a 36 hole medal competition held over two days and attracted a field of 68.
The Saturday round saw Rick Bakin (18 handicap) two shots clear of the rest of the field with a nett round of 69. Eric Winder (16) recorded a round of 70, with Club Vice Captain Roy Knowles (3) a further shot behind on 71.
The Sunday round was played in similar conditions and Tim Brumpton (17) carded the best round of the weekend with nett 68. Second was Guy Hardcastle (8) with 69 and Roy Knowles was again in the top 3 with 70.
When the two rounds were combined, three players had a score of 142. Roy Knowles was one of them, but his gross score of 148 took the gross prize. In the nett competition Gareth Elliott (9) took third place with 143 and Steve Curtis was second with 142.
Tim Brumpton combined his Sunday score with a solid 74 on Saturday to win the Beckett Salver on count-back. This was a welcome return to form for Tim who is also a long serving Committee member.
The prize for the best score in the 19+ handicap division went to Mike Archer (21) with 154.
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations were put on hold on Monday afternoon when 20 pairs took place in the Bader Charity competition.
The format of Mixed Greensome Stableford proved popular and the scores reflected this.
John Boulton and Jenny Brundle were third with 41 points, Mike and Sue Archer second with 42 points, who were just pipped by their playing partners Colin Croft and Mel Gregory who won with 43 points and will now go on to the Regional round of the competition.