Challenging start for golfers

EASTER weekend saw the first men’s competition of the Centenary year at Market Rasen Golf Club when 99 took part in the Spring Medal and, as is always the case early in the season, competitors found the greens challenging.

Last year, junior members featured in the prizes in the early competitions and it looks as though this trend is continuing.

Special mention must go to 15 year old James Fussey who, despite carding an 8 on the first hole, went on to record an excellent round of 68 off 14 handicap to finish just out of the prizes.

And it was a good day for the Fussey family, as brother George (17 handicap) played extremely well to win the competition by three shots with a score of 64.

Three players recorded 67 and count-back meant that the unlucky player was Steve Unwin off 19.

A welcome return to form saw Tim Brumpton, also off 19, finish second, with Luke Robinson (12 handicap) taking third spot.

The gross competition was won by Club Vice Captain Roy Knowles, with a round of 73.

The Winter League reached its conclusion when two of the Junior Team - Captain Harry Crowther and Jamie Codd - faced the formidable pairing of Mick Duke and John Chapman in the knock-out final.

For once, youth triumphed over experience making Harry and Jamie the Winter League winners.

The Junior team have already started their defence of the County Championship but, just like last year, they lost their first game 2 and 1, this time against Canwick. However, on Easter Monday they bounced back to record an excellent 2 and 1 victory against Woodhall Spa.