Winn by name, win by nature at Links medal

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The Monthly Medal at the Bridlington Links was played in good conditions which allowed some good scoring.

Top of the tree in the second divion was Nick Winn, a new member to the Links this year. Playing off a handicap of 22, he shot a brilliant seven-under-par 65 which included six gross pars and only two double bogeys.

Second was the improving John Horsman who carded a nett 66, a score which on any other day might have been enough. He has worked hard on his golf this year and has also been a reliable member of the alliance team. While Horsman’s handicap has now improved to 16 it is fair to say that there is potential for a much lower base point. Third was Andy Smith with a net 71 off 14.

Division One winner and with the best gross score of the day was Graham Patterson with a nett 69 closely followed by Tam McEwan on 70. Both Patterson (37 gross) and McEwan (38 gross) had excellent front nines.

Third place went to Mike Hallas who seem to be in the frame at the moment on a regular basis. This is reflected in yet another handicap improvement now to 17.

Bridlington’s Festival of Golf played a huge part in the EGGS’ section’s week, with members playing in the and helping with administrative tasks.

Derek Begg, John Lamont, John Kelly and Mal Eades lead the Open Over 50’s Am/Am until the very last card was returned and were pipped on a countback after returning a card of 13-under-par.

On Thursday’s rest day at the Links, an 18-hole three-ball competition took place. Pride of place went to Mike Lidster, John Lamont and ghost player Mike Davey who returned 93 points.

On the same day, an away game took place at Kirkbymoorside. Peter Hancock and Ian Sawyer were 10 points clear of runners-up Derek Begg and Tony Whitaker. Hancock registered the best individual round of the year with 42 points from a handicap of 13.