GOLF: Annual Grantham Town event honoured by former Gingerbreads

Pictured with Glenda Bly are winners, from left - Richard Claxton, Tony Davies and Keith Smith. Not pictured is Simon Pullen. Photo: Dean Fardell
Pictured with Glenda Bly are winners, from left - Richard Claxton, Tony Davies and Keith Smith. Not pictured is Simon Pullen. Photo: Dean Fardell

Grantham Town Football Club’s annual Terry Bly Memorial Golf Day was honoured by the presence of some Gingerbreads legends of old last week.

Dennis Benskin was visiting from Australia and teamed up with old clubmates Bob Norris, Ernie Nixon, Jimmy Jackson, Ronnie Harrison and Barry Shaw.

In total, 108 players took to the fairways of Belton Park in 27 teams of four, with Tony Davies’ team of Richard Claxton, Keith Smith and Simon Pullen emerging victorious with 93 points.

Runners-up with 92 points were the team of Matt Haynes, Alan Haynes, Chris White and Bruce Foster, after a back nine countback from Ged O’Reilly, Derek Bashford, Andy McGowan and Chris Duggan.

In fourth place, also on countback with a score of 92, were Rob Palframan, Kevin Keep, Gaynor Daykin and Ron Walton.

Nearest the pin in two on the third hole was Chris White, whilst nearest the pin on the sixth was Lee Carratt.

Nearest the pin in two on the 15th was Dave Dobney, and Keith Smith was nearest the pin on the 17th.

Prizes were presented by Terry Bly’s widow, Glenda.

The golf day was organised, as usual, by Grantham Town physio Nigel Marshall. He said: “It was a great day. The perfect scenario with a great course, great company, and great weather.”

Nigel thanked sponsor Martin Watson Construction, Marshall (Nissan) and all the individual hole sponsors.