East Midlands swing on the road to Prince's


It was fantastic to see a good number of members take advantage of the two days in the East Midlands and they were rewarded with two excellent courses and some good weather! First up was the stunning Coxmoor Golf Club, one of three fantastic courses within a very short distance – Hollinwell having hosted a day earlier in the season and Sherwood Forest a season 2 venue. Coxmoor did not disappoint with its fantastic layout in great condition and a fabulous new clubhouse providing stunning views across the course. It really was a delight to host an event here and the superb hospitality complimented the excellent facilities.

There was some excellent golf on show with Nearest the Pin in Two going to Terry Woods and Nearest the Pin to Neil McRae. Both won Titleist caps with Terry also winning a bottle of Hayman’s gin and Neil a bottle of Merser Rum.

The Team Stableford winners were Paul Rayner, Carl Greenwood, Dave Woods and Forbes Cutler who scored an excellent 90 points to win a dozen Titleist Pro V1s/V1Xs each.

In the Individual Stableford, there were some great scores with three players scoring over 40 points. Third place went to Forbes Cutler with an excellent 41 points who won a Skechers GO Golf shoes voucher. The runner up was Dave Woods who shot a superb 42 points to win a fourball voucher for a return trip to Coxmoor, but it was Neil McRae, who superbly birdied the final hole with his second ball after losing his tee shot, to take first place on a countback after also scoring a fantastic 42 points. Neil won a £250 Stewart Golf voucher.

We then moved 30 minutes north for our second day as we visited Lee Westwood’s club Worksop - home to this year’s England Amateur Championship. A very different course to Coxmoor but an excellent one none the less and presented in great condition. Scoring proved a little tougher on the second day with tight fairways and windy conditions.

Nearest the Pin in Two winning a Titleist cap and a bottle of Merser Rum was Duncan Whitehead, whilst Terry Woods out in the first group had the stress of watching groups hit to the 18th green trying to beat his Nearest the Pin effort! Although Louise O’Keeffe in the last group almost did it, Terry hung on to win another bottle of Hayman’s gin and Titleist cap.

In the team competition, our winners were Dave Cooksley, Carl Greenwood, Duncan Whitehead and Dave Woods with 86 points winning a dozen Titleist balls each.

The Individual Stableford saw Duncan Whitehead take third place with 35 points on a countback winning a pair of Skechers shoes. Dave Woods took second place again this time with 38 points winning a fourball back at Worksop. Our clear winner however was Carl Greenwood with an excellent 41 points winning a £250 Stewart Golf voucher.

Thank you to everyone who took part across the two days, it was lovely to spend time with you all. Thanks to all our sponsors once more for providing the prizes. We hope to see you and your friends at more Network Days this season. Remember our limited time offer for our Ireland trip ends tomorrow! In the meantime keep entering your scores on the Linksnet platform and hopefully we will see you at another Network Day very soon. To find out more about our Network Days click here

To view all the scores from the days click here - Coxmoor and Worksop To view all the photos from the days click here - Coxmoor and Worksop To view the current Network Day Order of Merit click here To view the SIK Golf Birdie Leaderboard click here

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