Hawkstone Park - 24th April 2024

On a crisp spring day at Hawkstone Park, 150 golfers took on the challenge of the Championship course, a true test for any golfer.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside near Hawkstone Hall, an elegant 16th-century mansion once owned by the first Mayor of London, Sir Rowland Hill, the course is steeped in history. Legend has it that the valley below the Follies witnessed the Duke of Wellington's reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo, where he famously defeated Napoleon.

Hawkstone's golfing heritage dates back to 1920 when the course was first opened, later redesigned in 1930 by the esteemed five-time Open Champion, James Braid. Notably, the club's Head professional at the time, Alex Lyle, father of Sandy Lyle, contributed to the legacy by constructing the Windmill course, now undergoing a transformation.

Adding a splash of color to the proceedings, Ken Troup and Maurice Bolger stole the show with their eye-catching watermelon-inspired attire, earning the title of best-dressed golfers.

Now, onto the much-anticipated prize announcements:

WHS Leaderboard: 1st – Andrew Barlow & Derek Streeter – 43 points (countback) 2nd – Aaron Jones & Visva Balakrishnan – 43 points (countback) 3rd – Jason Jordan & John O’Hara – 43 points (countback) 4th – Michael Armitage & Nicholas Smith – 41 points 5th – Ray Gregory & David Grindley – 40 points (countback) 6th – Lance Kimberley & Matt Boxer – 40 points (countback)

Gross Leaderboard: 1st – Steve Evans & Hadley Trenfield - Level par 2nd – Daniel Boyles & Josh Maclaren - +1 3rd – Paul Strange & Tony Jones - +3 (countback)

Par 3 Competition: 1st – Dominic Wilson & Ian Wilson – 12pts 2nd – Andrew Parsons & Andrew Charter – 11pts 3rd – Aaron Jones & Visva Balakrishnan – 10pts

Nearest The Pin (9th): • Andrew Clarke

Longest Drive (18th): • Susan Clark • Jamie Norrey

Best Dressed: • Ken Troup & Maurice Bolger

A heartfelt thank you to all participants for their contribution to the success of the event.

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