Mowl sees off record field to win top honour

Winners lat the Crow Nest park President's Day are pictured from the left: Chris Mowl. Barbara Horrocks, Club President John Haverstock and Luke Higgins.
Winners lat the Crow Nest park President's Day are pictured from the left: Chris Mowl. Barbara Horrocks, Club President John Haverstock and Luke Higgins.

New Crow Nest Park Golf Club President John Haverstock had a day to remember when he held his first President’s Day.

A great deal of preparation had gone into the schedule, and the sunshine gave the members lovely conditions in which to compete.

The course was presented in a first class condition with true greens of the highest quality.

A field of 114 male members was a record and meant that competition would be fierce.

A season’s best gross of 66 was enough for popular scratch golfer Chris Mowl to win the coveted President’s Day Cup.

The ladies competition was played on the previous Sunday in almost perfect weather and Barbara Horrocks picked up another major trophy when she returned a score of 35 stableford points, winning by two points from Van Whithill.

Horrocks had also won the club’s Ladies Masters the day after winning the Ladies President’s Cup. She also won the nearest the pin with Mandy Widdop winning the straighest drive.

In the Juniors competition Luke Higgins took the main prize.

The evening saw a club record attendance when approximately 200 members and guests attended the clubhouse to support John Haverstock`s President’s Day Presentation.

Last Sunday saw an 20 couples playing in The Buckwell Trophy at Crow Nest Park.

The couples are selected by a draw, apart from last year’s winners Amanda Mowl and Steve Yendley who were allowed to defend their title for one year.

This competition is a Mixed Greensomes introduced in 1998 by a past lady member, Caroline Allanson, in memory of her late father Edwin Buckwell.

The winners were club captain Shaun Higgins and Gwyn Greenberry with a net score of 68.4. In second place were defending champions Yendley and Mowl with a net score of 69. In third with a score of 71 was Lady Captain Ann Stafford and Handicap Secretary Alan Hollingworth.