Cormac and Julie and Mannings Heath double act

Mannings Heath GC Waterfall course
Mannings Heath GC Waterfall course

Cormac Whelan and Julie Hill proved a winning double act with 40 points to win Mannings Heath’s much delayed Lewis Love Bowls.

The traditional Valentine’s competition had been rescheduled following heavy rain and the dry, fast greens took most players a few holes to get used to. Playing St Andrew’s Greensomes, Carole and Tony Bauckham were runners-up with 37 points and Meriel Jolley with Mike Mullen were third on 36.

Ed Roberts, playing off five, was the star of the weekend stableford competitions on Waterfall as he led Division One both days with scores of 41 and 40. The highlight came at the 331-yard 9th where his iron to the green found the cup for a very rare eagle. Bill Keddie and Joe Froud ran him close on Saturday, both carding 40, a score matched by Division Two winner Andy Bone. Sunday’s Division Two winner was Ray Page with 38.

The Ladies competition for the Blunt Cups on Kingfisher saw Margaret Edwards and Tricia Robson take the trophies in a remarkable finish which saw the top four all on 32 points. Steve Parker and Dave Cocker wrapped up the week with a better-ball 40 points to win the Seniors’ Mrs Dunkerton Cup.