Final games before presentations

from left, Charlie Hinchliffe, Jacob Morley, Charlie Elliott (Captain Graham Dolan) Ryan Bond and Luke Parkinson. Junior Members with their array of Trophies. EMN-141019-173330001

from left, Charlie Hinchliffe, Jacob Morley, Charlie Elliott (Captain Graham Dolan) Ryan Bond and Luke Parkinson. Junior Members with their array of Trophies. EMN-141019-173330001

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A final flurry of competitions preceded the Annual Presentation Day at Market Rasen Golf Club.

At the third attempt the Timms Cup stableford competition was completed and saw all the winning players reduce their handicaps.

Luke Parkinson receiving the prestigious Harries Shield from Captain Graham Dolan at Market Rasen Golf Club's Annual Presentation Day. EMN-141019-173418001

Luke Parkinson receiving the prestigious Harries Shield from Captain Graham Dolan at Market Rasen Golf Club's Annual Presentation Day. EMN-141019-173418001

Andy Osbourne topped the field with 40 points; Mark Codd and Junior Charlie Elliott followed with 39 and Junior Luke Parkinson, Richard Marshall and Adie Sawyer scored 38, with Adie just missing out on the prizes after a countback.

The final Foursomes event of the season, the Carter Cup, was comprehensively won by new member Andy Platt and Past Captain Richard Holmes with a solid nett 69.

Four pairs returned a nett 72, but Grant Hinchliffe and Steven Leece took second place after a countback; Junior pairing Freddie Allen and Luke Parkinson took the Best Gross prize with gross 83.

The Autumn Medal and the Porter Pot were the last two qualifying strokeplay competitions of the season.

Mick Beddoes won the Autumn Medal with a nett 69, followed by Grant Hinchliffe, Steve Bakin and Richard Everett all on nett 70.

Best Gross by five clear shots was Roy Knowles with gross 74.

Leaving it late in the season Tim Brumpton carded an excellent nett 64 to win the Porter Pot by four clear shots from Colin Bean, Steve White and Gaff Elliott, who all shot nett 68.

Best Gross was Grant Hinchliffe with 77.

The Beckett Salver is a 36-hole strokeplay competition played over two days.

Past Captain Roy Knowles played consistently to win outright with (69+70) 139 nett.

Roger Codd recorded the best nett on the second day, but he was unable to catch Roy and finished second with (74+68) 142 nett.

Neil Carmichael (73+70) and Grant Hinchliffe (69+74) finished third and fourth respectively after a countback on nett 143.

Best Gross over the two days was the consistent Jack Robinson with gross 157.

On Presentation Day all the season’s prize winners are invited to take part in a mixed-draw shotgun Texas Scramble before the presentation ceremony and 16 teams took part.

The winners were Phil Clifford, Mick Beddoes, Darren Richards and Ian Penniston with nett 57.3.

Luke Parkinson, Freddie Doughty, Andy Platt and Adam Ramsey were second, with nett 59.8, and Jeff Portlock, Benny Hinchliffe, Steve Steeples and Danny Mellor came in third, with nett 60.3.

Apart from presenting all the Club’s competition Trophies, Presentation Day is an opportunity to recognise all the other achievements by its members.

The Mixed Team has won three, lost three and halved two of their matches, while Steve Steeples and Mick Beddoes got to the third round of the National Daily Mail Foursomes knock-out.

Tom Bean, Jack Robinson and Roy Knowles finished runners-up in the Bramley Cup Finals, and Scott Fletcher and Jack Robinson finished third in the County at the Hotchkin/Taylor/Butlin competition at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.

The Men’s A Team finished third in their league, the Gents Section won the Four Captains’ Challenge and the Vice-Captain’s (Guy Hardcastle) Team beat the Captain’s (Graham Dolan) Team 6 1⁄2 - 5 1⁄2 .

The Junior Team won their League for the fifth year running and finished runners-up in the Northern Final.

Charlie Elliott was declared ‘Most Improved Player’ having reduced his handicap from 26.0 to 13.1 in the season, and Charlie Hinchliffe was awarded the Terry Gavin Trophy, not only for his golfing performances, but also for his positive contributions to the Junior Section and the Club as a whole.

The prestigious Harries Shield was presented by Captain Graham Dolan to Junior Luke Parkinson. This is given to the player who has the best nett aggregate score over their best 10 rounds in the season of Gents Competitions.

Luke pipped Simon Desay, the long-time leader, by just two shots after the very last qualifying competition of the season. In addition, Luke has been a regular member of the County U16 squad, the Junior Team and the Gents A Team. He is currently lying second in the Order of Merit for the British Colleges and Universities Sports Association.

And Market Rasen Golf Club is justly proud of this young man’s superb achievements in 2014.