GOLF: Stoke Rochford’s Cullington wins inaugural Chris Jones Memorial

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A field of 172 took part in the inaugural golf tournament in memory of Chris Jones who was tragically killed in a car accident on Christmas Day last year.

Ninety-four members and 78 friends and guests played an 18-hole stableford format on a warm and sunny day.

Winner of the Chris Jones Memorial Trophy, which was donated by a close family friend from India – Daboo Dewan – was won by club member Steve Cullington with 41 points.

The gross prize went to Nick Watson with 41 points and a special junior prize was won by Tom Rawson with a superb 43 points

Others: member winners – 1 John Martindale 40, 2 Simon Yelland 39 ocb, 3 Andy Watson 39; lady winners – 1 Chris Rowley 40, 2 Fiona Illingworth 39, 3 June Miller 38 ocb; guest winners – 1 Steve Cartledge 35, 2 Andy Sheardown 34, 3 Alex Kelham 33 ocb; straightest drive – Janet Jessop

Two special awards were presented by the family who had their spies out on the course and Pam Watson was presented with the female “wonkey donkey” award and after a hard fought contest, the male equivalent was awarded to Rob Sheardown.

The club thanked Barry, Rachel, Will and all the immediate family, everyone who generously donated raffle prizes, all who were able to participate on the day and to everyone for their generous donations. A total of £1,600 was raised for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.