Indy wins the big day

Dave King (right) and Margaret Dixon (middle) receive the Ainsworth Trophy from Vice Captain Roy Knowles (left)
Dave King (right) and Margaret Dixon (middle) receive the Ainsworth Trophy from Vice Captain Roy Knowles (left)
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Over 150 members at Market Rasen Golf Club enjoyed the hospitality of Club President Dennis Hall in the annual President’s Putter.

This was a Stableford Competition and fourth place went to one of the club’s youngest players, Charlie Hinchcliffe with 40 points, just behind Steve Fields on count-back.

Runner-up was Billy Collins with 42 points which brought him a two shot handicap reduction.

Following his second place on Captain’s Day, Indy Mattu went one better to win the President’s Putter with 43 points.

His success led to a five shot handicap reduction from 25 to 20, much to the delight of his regular playing partners.

The Ladies played a nine hole Stableford which was won by Jade Baker, another youngster, with 21 points two points ahead of runner-up Sue Archer.

Later in the week, Jade teamed up with Guy Hardcastle to play in the final of the J J Brown Mixed Knock-out against Peter and Liz Wride.

A close encounter was settled on the 18th green where Peter and Liz secured the trophy.

The re-arranged Ainsworth Trophy Mixed Foursomes Medal was played during a series of heavy showers.

This did not detract from the quality of some of the golf, and the best gross prize went to Les and Hefina Brumpton with 89.

Third nett prize was won by John Boulton and Jenny Brundle, 1.5 shots behind Billy Collins and Helen Wilson who scored 71.5.

The clear winners were Dave King and Margaret Dixon with an excellent score of 68.

Vice Captain Roy Knowles, playing off three handicap, shared the lead after the morning round of the Men’s Open, a 36 hole medal nett competition.

A heavy shower in the afternoon did not affect the scoring and Market Rasen players used home advantage to fill the first three places.

Lief Monument pipped Steve Ayres with a better afternoon round of 68 to finish second with 142.

Not to be outdone by his daughter’s success the previous weekend, Paul Baker was the runaway winner with two superb rounds resulting in a five shot victory on 133.

The gross competition was not as close, with Woodhall Spa’s Ray Pearson finishing third with 158.

Second place went to Newark Golf Club’s Adam Woolley with 149, three shots behind Roy who finished his weekend with a score of 146.