England Golf Senior Series & Captains 26th & 27th May
Captains / Senior Series
England Golf’s Captains and Senior Series events teed off over a successful two days at Lindrick last month.
Andrew Fairbairn finished top of the pile in the Captains’ event on Thursday 27 May, which was open to members of England Golf’s Captains’ programme.
Playing in the third group out, the Halifax golfer (12 handicap) scored 39 points for his round, opening with five straight pars, then finishing strongly with a birdie on 17, and another par on the last.
Cave Castle’s John Illingworth (15) was the only other golfer on the day to beat handicap, with a birdie on the 10th hole helping him to 37 points.
Four more golfers scored 36 points while Vicki Hughes (The Shropshire, 18) was the top female finisher.
She scored 21 points on the back nine to finish with 35 and secure a spot at the England Golf Captains’ final later in the year as one of the first nine finishers.
The previous day had seen 126 golfers line up in the first leg of the England Golf Senior Series 2021, open to men and women aged 50+.
Cleckheaton & District’s Antoni Witeszczak (24) carded net birdies on seven of the last eight holes to rack up 44 points and finish top of the leaderboard.
Pottergate’s Ian Hole (18) and Burton-on-Trent golfer Andrew Edwards (12) also finished with impressive Stableford scores, carding 42 and 40 points respectively.