September 23rd, 2016

Victory for Redditch as Kings Norton GC hosts prestigious event

Updated: 5:10 pm, Jun 23, 2015

KINGS Norton Golf Club hosted the Worcestershire Union County Championships, in which the team event saw a strong Redditch side see off the opposition to win, ahead of runners-up Moseley.

Kings Norton were represented by their A team of Lee Jones, Martin Mahon and Darren Smith and B team of Rob Goodyer, Ian Martin and James Berwick and the hosts finished eighth overall.

The following day the individual strokeplay over 36 holes in tough, windy conditions off the back tees saw Oliver Walker from Bransford win with an impressive gross 72 and 73 gross for a 145 total.

Second was Josh McMahon from Redditch with 148 and third was Tom Godfrey from Fulford on 150. Berwick was the best placed Kings Norton player as he finished 12th on 154.

Many compliments were received about the condition of the course and how the event’s organisation was helped by the members volunteering, which was greatly appreciated.

The Junior Short Course Club Championship – in its second year – was played in glorious sunshine and produced some excellent scores.

The boys and girls who competed were aged between eight and 15 and congratulations go to the winner Daniel Healey, who shot a brilliant three under par to finish on nett 27, which was three shots ahead of second placed Connor Thomas.

The winning pair in the ladies’ Jean Evans Salver were Margaret Stiles and Valerie Ensor, who finished ahead of Sue Yau and Lorna Michell in second place.

The Nine-Hole Stableford was won by Robert Miller with 18 points, which was one point above second placed Anthony Egan who totalled 17.

Meanwhile, assistant manager Sallie Weatherhead is bidding a fond farewell to the club.

Sallie, who has worked at Kings Norton GC for the last 20 years and leaves her role today (Friday) for a sabbatical and pastures new, said: “To all the wonderful members, incredible staff and amazing friends I have made, I would like to say a big thank you.

“I will miss you all and I wish the club continued success in the future.”

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