A COUNTY golf partnership roadshow at Harborough’s Welland Park on Sunday proved to be a big success.
A large group of interested youngsters went along to the event, held to coincide with the Sport Relief Mile.
Michael Bent, head professional at Kilworth Springs, led the session, helped by his assistant pro at the club, Zoe North, who is training for her full PGA pro qualification and who is a former county girls’ captain.
Bent said: “The boys and girls all enjoyed themselves. I hope we may see some of them at Kilworth Springs to take their interest in the game further.
“We do run regular coaching for youngsters and if they would like to join in, they would be made very welcome.
“We like to make golf fun for them, while helping them to develop their interest and skill.The same applies to interested adults too, of course.”
The roadshow was one of several events around the county aimed at highlighting Midlands Golf Week running from April 9 to 15, in which many clubs, including Kilworth Springs, will be involved.
KIBWORTH GC professional Bryn Morris and Cold Ashby’s Shane Rose have both enjoyed success competing in recent Northamptonshire PGA tournaments.
They were high on the final leaderboard of the NPGA Belmont Press 16th annual overseas pro/am to Portugal, played over 72-holes on three different courses.
Rose, after 78-75-73-72-298, was runner-up in the pro medal, while Morris (79-71-77-76-303) finished third.
In the team section, Rose and his amateurs on 565 were second, with Morris and his line-up on 572 in fourth place.
They played twice at Quinta South course on days one and three, at Vila Sol on day two and the climax came at Monte Rei, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course.
A few days after their return from Portugal, both Morris and Rose were back in action in a NPGA winter series pro/am at Silverstone GC.
They both shot 1-under-par-71 and tied fourth with Jason Newman (Cherwell Edge). Rose and his amateurs, on 133, shared fifth in the team section.
ROB Austin, Mick Gibbons and Mark Walker, with their 59.1 net return, won division one of the ‘Greenkeeper’s’ Texas Scramble at Kibworth GC.
Men’s captain Simon Spence, Paul Crossland and Roger Elliott (59.5) were runners-up.
Carl Luparia, Greg Cook and Colin Cramphorn (60.5) led division two from Simon Ward, Aidan Nutt and Roger Wharmby (62.3), while division three winners were John Clampin, Robin Hall and Blair Grubb (65.7) from Allan Edwards, David Marshall and Andrew McMurray on 66.2.
THE annual Richard Trophy Stableford tournament in aid of the hydrocephalus charity has been played at Lutterworth GC.
This spring’s event raised more than £460 for the cause, supported by Lutterworth golfers for many years.
Andy Pope (8) notched 43pts to win from two on 40, separated on local rule, which saw David Jardine (18) second and John Candlish (16) third.
There was a three-way tie on 39pts. Anthony Wills (10), David Picker (17) and Richard McKenzie (17) finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Josh Ewen (20) was the junior winner with 30pts and in the women’s section Lesley Watson (33) scored 37pts to win from Wendy Boneham (28), 33pts, with Lizzie Maingot (20), 32pts, third.
MATTHEW Cort (Rothley Park), formerly attached to Kibworth GC, was back in the winner’s circle when the county golf Alliance meeting was held at Melton Mowbray GC.
Cort, playing the course for the first time ever, carded 4-under-par-66, including seven birdies. But he also had a triple bogey when he fell victim to lack of local knowledge – finding a pond on the par-3 7th hole he did not know was there!
But he won the pro medal by no fewer than four strokes from Ross Bradshaw (Birstall), second on 70, with Craig Shave (Whetstone), 71, third.
Cort and Rothley Park amateur Robin Laurie finished first overall in the better-ball medal, also on 66, winning on Alliance rule from Barry Hubbard and Paul Blount from the host club, when pro Nick Prentice (Park Hill) and amateur Sam Gamble on 67 took third.
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