Another strong field last Wednesday saw Sporters field 62 players in the Hawker Road Function Centre trophy for June. After his recent runner-up effort to the Loin King, Jon Pearson hit the winners circle with 39 points off his handicap of 15, on a count-back from runner-up Ian Skillen, whose 39 off his 21 handicap was a good effort.
Ball rundown –Peter Walsh/David Craggs 37, Rhys Farrell/Sam McLennan 36, Trevor Malone/Keith Farrell/Neil Carney ‘/Mike Hoskin on 35, Lawrie Hewson/Eddie Raets/Terry Bennett 34, Phil the Greek/Daffy Hynes 33’s.
The strangled cry of losing a hole was heard on the 5th hole and emanated from the Loin King, when Doctor Who?, birdied the hole and 5 stableford points. The good doctor’s handicapectomy is getting closer!
Sporters Club is a little poorer now following the death of club patron and long-time Sporters member Ken Burley, who passed away suddenly the weekend before last, after playing in the competition on 17th. The little bloke put many of we young members to shame on the course and regularly beat his 91 years off the stick. There are now two Kens in the big golf course in the sky, with Kenny Pinington now having a mate for a heavenly four ball!. RIP Ken Burley, you will be missed by your Sporters mates!
This Wednesday, we play in the pro shop-sponsored stroke event for July, and the following week in the Betta Home Living trophy.
If anyone has a few recyclable cans or bottles, please given them to Peter Walsh so he can buy a spare key to his shared golf buggy shed! Good one, Walshie!
With the demise of the printed WDN, Sporters notes are now forwarded to Casey at the Southern Free times, so grab a copy each Thursday and keep up to date with Sporters action.