Crow Nest members do battle on club finals day

Crow Nest Park winners are pictured, from the left: Eddie Spencer, Jacob Campbell, Chris Strirk, Steve Aldeguer, Barbara Horrocks, Rob Gee, Nick Muffit and Captain Shaun Higgins
Crow Nest Park winners are pictured, from the left: Eddie Spencer, Jacob Campbell, Chris Strirk, Steve Aldeguer, Barbara Horrocks, Rob Gee, Nick Muffit and Captain Shaun Higgins

Twenty eight members of Crow Nest Park Golf Club contested seven finals at the annual Finals Day.

Each of the finals were keenly contested and some excellent golf was played throughout the day.

The sun once again shone on this very important date in the club’s calendar, and gave some welcome warmth for both competitors and spectators. The temperature of the golf however was a few degree hotter as Steve Aldeguer continued his recent fine run of form as he claimed the club’s Singles Knockout crown by beating last year’s Rabbit Captain Mike Greenberry by 2 & 1.

The Pairs Knockout Final was also closely contested and the match went to the 17th green whereupon the match was closed out by the ever consistant pairing of former club Captain Raj Panesar and Head Greenkeeper Rob Gee. The winning score was returned as 2 & 1. The losing pair of Steve Hobson and Dean Stewart missed out on taking their first Major titles while the winners claimed the Pairs title for the second time having won it in 2008.

The Rabbits knockout final was seen as being a tight match, but in form Nick Muffit surged into a reasonably comfortable winning position after winning the difficult par three fifth hole after putting his first ball in the water. The winning score was 4 & 2 and was Muffit’s first Board Competition win in his six years as a member.

It was not surprising to see who the two finalists in the Ladies Singles Knockout Final were. Barbara Horrocks and Amanda Mowl have demonstrated throughout the season that they have been the players to beat in many of the competitions.

True to form Horrocks proved to be too strong and took her third major title of a tremendously impressive season for the club’s former Lady Captain. The winning score was 4 & 2.

In the Seniors Knock Out final the Senior Captain, Mick Wolfenden sought to take this recently introduced event but came up short as Bernard Thompson won by the margin of 3 & 1.

In form golfer Eddie Spencer took most of the honours in the Handicap Skins final claiming 12 skins on the day.

He played some impressive golf as he struck to take three skins on three occasions during the round. This was Spencer’s biggest club win since his Captains Day Cup success in 2011 and was thoroughly deserved as he displayed a fine example of ball striking throughout the round.

The Rabbit Section held their Rabbit Shield final which Chris Stirk won by three shots shooting a very impressive Stableford score of 41 points.

Jacob Campbell retained the Junior Knockout title.

The prize giving was conducted by club captain, Shaun Higgins in front of a full house of members and guests.

A Brighouse golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his golf club.

Stephen Jennings, 47, scored his ace on the 174-yard, par-three 17th at Headingley, and the six-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned timepiece.

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. And, with nearly 4,000 holes-in-one recorded annually, BOSS Watches could feasibly be giving away £1m-worth in 2013.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo - a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers - and anybody playing in official club competitions will be eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.