Briggs win re-scheduled clash

Market Rasen Golf Club
Market Rasen Golf Club

A BUSY end of the season run saw The Timms Cup competed for at Market Rasen and District Golf Club recently after the bogey competition was postponed at the end of August due to hail and thunder.

It was re-scheduled and was won by Mark Briggs on +6. This was a welcome return to form for Mark who beat the ever consistent Bob Davison and Dave King, who both finished on +4.

The Phillips Family Foursomes attracted 16 couples and third place went to Gill Kent and her nephew James Fussey on 72.

Mike and Sue Archer showed what a formidable pairing they are by finishing second on 70.5, but the trophy went to father and daughter Richard and Leah Marshall.

This is their first season at the club and they played exceptionally well to record a nett score of 68.5. The best Gross score was achieved by Chris and Colin Bean.

Pictured is a very happy Richard and Leah being presented with the trophy by past captain, Dennis Hall.

The first of three autumn Stableford competitions was played on October 1, with the first three all finishing on 38 points and having to be separated on count-back.

Leif Monument finished third and it was no surprise when two of the club’s all conquering Junior Team occupied the top two places. Liam Beardsley had to be content with second place this time as Luke Parkinson won by recording the best score on the back nine holes.

Finally, the Harries Shield is one of the most difficult trophies to win. Consistency is the key word as it is awarded to the player who has played nearest to their handicap over a minimum of ten adult men’s competitions throughout the year.

The junior captain, Harry Crowther (nine handicap), fully deserved his second place with a differential of 1.73. Giving away more years than he cares to remember, last year’s county senior captain Les Brumpton (five) showed he is still a force to be reckoned with by winning with a differential of 1.37 to complete yet another successful season.