Data processing engineer Mark Reynolds got his golfing season off to a flying start by winning Leighton Buzzard Golf club’s first major trophy of the year.
In an event where competitors are only allowed to use two clubs and a putter, low-handicap golfers rose to the challenge, with five-handicapper Mark, 50, beating 12-handicapper Phil Eddy on countback after both finished with 36 points.
Mark carded 16 of his points on the back nine, while Phil did better on the front nine. Eleven handicapper Nigel Barnes took third place on countback, beating eight-handicapper Darren Valentine after both scored 34 points along with three-handicapper Brandon Sanders and Andrew McDonald.
The Leighton club – owned and managed by its members – is currently investing over £500,000 on a new state-of-the-art course irrigation system which will be fully operational by April, and has restructured its membership fees to provide lower-cost options for golfers under the age of 40.
Drive-in competition winner Mark Reynolds with new golf club Captain Simon Rossiter.