The home pairing of David Elliott and Jack Barons braved the worst of the weather to finish clear winners of Canterbury’s Open Mixed Greensome on Saturday.
Elliott and Barons, receiving 15 strokes, made only one birdie – at the par-three second hole – but managed to avoid any disasters to amass 46 points, with halves of 24 and 22.
Three points behind them in second place were husband and wife Roger and Sheila Forster, from North Foreland, who won the visitors’ top prize of a Go Kart electric trolley each.
The Forsters, playing off a handicap of eight, had birdies at the first, third, eighth and 18th holes but although they matched the Canterbury pair on the way out, they were three points short on the back nine.
Third of the 34 pairs, a point further back, were John Gawler and Moira Streatfield, who took the members’ runners-up prize, while West Kent’s Colin and Claire Moore scored 40 points for second place among the 21 visiting pairs.
Among the various other prizes was a nearest the pin at the eighth for the ladies that was won by Sidcup's Alison O'Neill and nearest the pin at the 17th for the men which went to David James, of Ashford.
46 David Elliott & Jack Barons (Canterbury) h15
43 Roger & Sheila Forster (N Foreland) h8
42 John Gawler (Canterbury) & Moira Streatfield (Westgate & B) h16
40 Colin & Claire Moore (West Kent) h20
39 Angela & Lloyd Rossi (Sidcup) h13
38 Helen & Jim Johnson (Sidcup) h17
Paul Smith & Chris Mears (Faversham) h15
37 Marion & Trevor Greening (Westgate & B) h16
36 Graham & Beryl Sutherland (Ashford) h19
Susan & Derek Timmins (Sene Valley) h16
Alison O’Neill & Mike Chubb (Sidcup) h20
Beverley McNeil & George Whyte (Canterbury) h14
Julie & Gary Wilson (Sidcup) h19
Linda Dicks & Brian Hodgekinson (Sene Valley) h15
Majella Kenny & Roy Kefford (Sidcup) h20
David & Janet James (Ashford) h18
Nicola & Beau Hart (Canterbury) h13
35 Steven & Marie Reynolds (Westgate & B) h20
Margaret Hardman & Gary Jones (Sidcup) h18
34 Barry & Marcella Webb (Canterbury) h20
Bert Whyte & Jane Jones (Canterbury) h20
33 Cath & Mike Smith (Canterbury) h14
Patricia Appleyard & Ken Beney (Beauport Park) h15
Elna Grant & David Bradley (Boughton) h17
Fran Fearn & Cameron Bryson (Canterbury) h15
32 Michael Streatfield & Sue Henderson (Faversham) h18
31 Bernard & Marianne Disneur (Canterbury) h20
30 Malcolm & Eileen Wagget (Canterbury) h17
29 David & Linda Maybury (West Kent) h20
Lesley & Dave Denning (Sidcup) h19
28 Rhona Hunter (Canterbury) & Gordon Satterley (Broome Park) h20
27 Tim & Liz Cracklen (Rochester and Cobham) h13
26 Steve & Christine Bowles (Canterbury) h20
24 Mark & Bev Bowes (Sidcup) h20