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May 18, 2015


The 2015 Chairman’s Cup Stableford Competition was held on Sunday 17th May 2015 at Kilworth Springs Golf Club which overlooks the beautiful Avon Valley in South Leicestershire.  This is the 15th year this event has been held at this venue and we thank them for their hospitality.

The winner with 46 points was Peter Osborne from Carnforth in Lancashire guided by his wife Cara, Runner Up with 45 points was Ron Tomlinson from Woodford Green in Essex guided by his wife Stephanie.



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Posted by: Stephanie

Peter Osborne wrote

When my regular guide (my son Josh aged 12 and a 28 handicapper) arrived home from school on the Friday before the Chairman’s Cup with what looked like a sprained ankle, teeing it up on Sunday looked a long way off. Plan B involved a call to my mum and dad to see if they could come across from the north east and look after the children.

That was the easy part, talking my retired guide, my wife Kara into coming out of “guide retirement” was not as easy, after lots of promises and persuasion she agreed.

It was really nice to catch up with friendly faces many of whom, despite only speaking to once or twice previously, made the effort to say hello. I was paired with Ron and Steph Tomlinson who I had never played with before and thoroughly enjoyed their company. It was however going to be a daunting task in getting close to Ron on the course. I made a good start with a gross par only to see Ron do the same, but off a handicap of 51, my start seemed pretty average.

I played really well and managed to finish with the same ball I started with, which for me is a good omen. To say golf is a game of small margins is an understatement, I hit 2 horrible drives which were so bad they both made the middle of the adjacent fairway giving me clear second shots. Ron on the other hand managed a fresh air shot, stood on his ball and went on to lose by just 1 shot.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day especially learning the origins of Blind golf from Ron. I am now faced with a big dilemma, break up a winning team and bring back Josh who is really good at reading greens, or stick with my wife’s meticulous lining up. I know which will be the cheaper option……….



The full reults are below

Position Name Points
1 Peter Osborne 46
2 Ron Tomlinson 45
3 Jay Cookson 44
4 Peter Hodgkinson 43
5 Simon Cookson 40
5 Malcolm Elrick 40
5 Roger Cole 40
8 Pieta Le Roux 39
8 Derrick Sheridan 39
8 Andy Sellars 39
11 Andy Gilford 38
11 Steve Beevers 38
13 Billy McAllister 34
14 Derek Field 32
15 Barry Ritchie 29
16 Mark Sturdy 28
17 Frances Radford 27
18 Bryan Richards 23
19 Matt Killeen 20
20 John Williams 20
20 Jim O'Brien 18
22 Jean Bolton 15
23 Gary Bond 14
24 Brian Goodger 13
24 Roy Sharples 13
26 Nick Mills 7