GOLF: Rasen ladies on the trophy trail

Ladies of Market Rasen and District Golf club have competed for a number of trophies during the past few weeks.

On June 5, the Grannies were out in force aiming to win the Wilson Trophy, presented to the club in 1972 by Ethel Wilson especially for Grannies.

This year’s winner was Wendy Harrison (26) with a nett score of 74. Second place was Mel Gregory (27) nett 76 and in third place was Helen Grinham (20) nett 77.

On the same day, ladies played an EWGA medal competition, which was won by Sheilah Mitchell (27) nett 74.

The best gross score in the silver division was returned by Sue Borthwick (10) 89 nett 76 and the best gross score in the bronze division awarded to Wendy Harrison (26) 100 nett 74.

The Newstead Trophy was presented to the club in 1950 by Yvette Newstead of Tealby and the competition takes the form of match play against the course.

Helen Grinham beat the course three up to win the competition, with Rebecca Ross in second place two up and Sue Borthwick third one up.

The Lacey Rose Bowl is another prestigious competition played during the Summer months.

It was presented to the club in 1968 by Joan Lacey and is played in two stages.

This year’s top qualifiers are Sue Would and Sue Archer, who scored an amazing 53 points.

Other teams to qualify were Sylvia Mowbray and Aileen Sellars, Jane Salt and Di Newton, and Rebecca Ross and Margaret Dixon.

Sue Would maintained her excellent playing form to return another high score on July 3 in the Marshall Trophy partnering Ann Todd; together they scored 41 points.

In second place were Aileen Sellars and Sheilah Mitchell with 37 points and third place was Margaret Dixon and Sylvia Mowbray with 35 points.