Successful golf day for Linnets
Tue 22nd August 2017 | Runcorn Linnets | By Dave Bettley
Warm weather brought out the best in players at Runcorn Linnets' Annual Golf Day, sponsored by club sponsors Millbank, last Thursday.
As the sun beat down and temperatures soared on the resplendent course at the traditional host Runcorn Golf Club, participants raised their games to post some impressive scores.
Twelve teams of four contested the honours with the standard being set by a team led by Runcorn GC secretary (and Linnets player of the 1970s) Neil Kenwright.
The quartet - also including Tom Gibbons, Tony Gibbons and John Colquitt - won the event for a second time in three years with an outstanding 94pt Stableford score off handicaps ranging from five to 21.
Long-time supporters of the club, Apec Taxis are invariably high in the reckoning and they this time finished as runners-up with 84pts with a line-up including Linnets Juniors coach Dean Kennington.
Barnton FC, one of the Linnets' nearest neighbours in the Hallmark Security League, entered a team and the tournament organisers were delighted to see them come through for third place.
Their line-up, featuring first team manager Steve Lloyd, edged out Runcorn Linnets' club accountants, Burton Beavan on a card play-off over the back nine holes.
In fifth place, a further point off the pace with 76, was a team captained by Linnets favourite of the 1990s, Ian Brady
At the evening presentations, Runcorn Linnets' chairman, Mark Buckley thanked all concerned with organising and staging another excellent event.
Pictured below is Linnets chairman Mark Buckley with the winning team, including Runcorn Golf Club secretary and ex Linnets player Neil Kenwright (right).