“THE best round of my life” was how Ron Hill described his winning score to lift the Centenary Cup at Ashbourne Golf Club last week, recording a net 63 against a standard scratch on the day of 70.
A smiling Hill was delighted with his performance, which combined his traditional long hitting with much more control and a solid performance on and around the greens.
The course was in magnificent condition on the day and this was reflected in some low scoring across all three divisions.
The Division One winner was local golfer Darren Hooley with a net 67 and he was closely followed by another Ashbourne resident, Ken, who – despite carding two double bogeys – shot a net 68.
Martyn Wild from Mickleover won Division Two with a net 68 and in second place was local electrician Mark Burford with a net 70.
Local builder Simon Knight from Hulland Ward was the Division Three winner with a superb net 66 and the in-form Arnie Hackett was second with a net 67.
The players found the conditions more challenging last Sunday in the Bank Holiday medal and this was reflected in the fact that the standard scratch was one higher than the previous day at 71.
The Division One winner was long time member John Hammond with a net 69, winning on the back nine from Mark Wild .
In Division Two, Burton’s Stuart Knight won with a net 70 and Trevor McCabe was second with a net 71.
The winner of Division Three was Alex Jones from Dalbury Lees with a net 69 and he was followed home by Steve Hall with a net 70.