There were a few competitions towards the end of March that took place at Golf Clubs across Warwickshire in line with the government advice about spreading the Coronavirus outbreak
Three gross birdies in the closing five holes helped Gary Jones snatch first prize in the first March Stableford at Whitefields as the 13-handicapper’s tally of 37 points nudged him one ahead of Mitchell Taylor and Jon Large.
David Gilkes kept the big numbers off his scorecard over the back nine in the Seniors March Medal as a net 75 earned him a one stroke victory from Ray Chambers and Michael Tyler.
Andrew Carwardine was lucky enough to see a shot come off his 13-handicap after winning North Warwickshire’s March Medal with a score of net 67.
Chris Brown and Richard Keegan finished two shots off the pace in the top division, while Phil Bywater led the way in the second category by three from Graham Hollway with a net 71.
Frankie Meszaros took his good form at Wishaw into the Betterball Team Am-Am as he combined successfully with Jason Allen, Darren Whitehouse and Andrew Wosket.
The quartet’s total of 104 points lifted them two clear of Paul Williams, Les Burford, David Meakin and Brian Clements.
One shot was the margin of victory for Keith Grant and Dave Wilson in Windmill Village’s Senior Pairs Greensomes Strokeplay event after the duo carded net 58.4.
Peter Garlick and Paul Jephcott grabbed second place ahead of Kelvin Bailey and John Ludlow, who edged out Robert Leslie and Geoff Clarke on countback (59.6).
Jayne Fitzpatrick won the Ladies March Medal at Copt Heath as a round of net 76 earned a two shot victory from Angela Roberts and Caroline Walker.
A run of four successive gross pars on the outward stretch helped high-handicapper David McCormack clinch the Bruce Smith Memorial Trophy at Pype Hayes.
The 22-handicapper’s total of 42 points in the Shaggies competition pushed him one ahead of Peter Hart, with Bob Walmsley a further point adrift in third.
Leamington & County
Pat Callaghan had a moment to remember on Saturday as the Leamington & County Golf Club Chairman bagged a hole in one on the eighth hole.
Although the members passed on their congratulations, but refrained from shaking his hand, for the time being at least.