HENNERTON Golf Club’s oldest competition, the Hearn Cup, was competed for by 65 members last weekend in a match played
HENNERTON Golf Club’s oldest competition, the Hearn Cup, was competed for by 65 members last weekend in a match played in windy conditions.
Played in a strokeplay format, the Hearn Cup was the very first competition the founding members played for, after owners Peter and Jaleh Hearn formed the club.
It is a trophy that has been played for every year since and is considered one of the club’s most prestigious events alongside the club championship.
Countback had to be used to determine this year’s winner which, after the cards checked, turned in favour of Tony Little, as he posted a net 59 off of his 19 handicap. Little also saw his handicap cut one shot to 18 in the process. Second place went to Alan Dean who also posted a net 59 from his 18 handicap but came out worse on the countback rule. Dean also saw his handicap cut by one to 17.
Two shots behind in third place was Ian Forrest who returned a net 61 from his 20 handicap.
In the ladies’ Hearn Cup Eileen Holmes was the winner after posting a net 61 off of her 25 handicap. Holmes also saw her handicap reduced by one shot to 24.
Second place went to Pat Taylor after she returned a net 62, a result that shaw her handicap cut from 27 to 26. Three shots behind was Barbara Langdale with a net 65.