Published: 06:00, 07 June 2021
Father and son Philip and Levi Johnson combined perfectly to win the Vice-Presidents’ Trophy foursomes medal competition at Canterbury.
They won with a four-under-par score of net 67 (gross 73), from a field of 32 pairs.
Phil (WHS 10.6) and plus-one player Levi scored birdies on the first and seventh with three bogeys for an outward 37 and dropped only one shot on the inward nine to win by a stroke from Michael Cunningham (WHS 6.9) and Nigel Fluet (WHS 17.1), who had a seven at the sixth and two double bogeys in a gross 82, net 68.
David Simmons (WHS 9.5) and Scott Lindsay (WHS 19.5) scored a gross 87 net 70 to finish a further two shots back in third place.
Phil’s brother Peter, who played alongside the winning pair, said: “They were very steady. To drop only one shot either side in foursomes medal is good by anybody’s standards.”
Charlie Cook and Christy Francis gave their respective dads the perfect early Father’s Day gift on Monday, a first time win at Canterbury, in Monday’s team Bank Holiday Stableford.
Close friends Charlie (WHS 5.9, shots received 6) and Christy (WHS 11.9, sr 12) teamed up with dads Richard (WHS 14.3, sr 14) and Kevin (WHS 12.1, sr 12) and played the lion’s share in scoring 83 points and top a field of 19 teams and 76 players.
They won by one from Brian Gaston (WHS 5.3, sr 5), who scored four birdies, Stephen Zachry (WHS 15.8, sr 12), Mark Baldwin WHS 10.0, sr 10) and Jeremy Hughes (WHS 10.0, sr 10).
Charlie scored birdies at the fifth and 10th, double bogeyed all three par fives but was otherwise level par for the back nine while fellow 18-year-old Christy was three over on the front nine before running up a bogey at the ninth but crucially birdied the 18th.
Richard Cook said: “Christy had a very good front nine, Charlie more so on the back nine. Kevin played solid and had a very good birdie on the seventh. We all contributed but Christy’s birdie on the last turned out to be crucial.”
Aston Moy took a break from revising for his second year maths with stats degree exams at the University of Kent to snatch victory in Wednesday’s Men’s Midweek Medal and didn’t even realise he had won.
Aston (WHS 6.0, sr 7, 95% allowance) came up short with his third shot into the par-five 18th but ran a 12-foot putt up the slope from off the green for a birdie to score a gross 78, net 71 and win on countback from James Cooper (WHS 5.9, sr 7).
Revenge was sweet as Canterbury avenged the previous week’s 3-2 Invicta League defeat at Prince’s by winning 4-1 in the reverse fixture at Scotland Hills on Saturday.
Ben Dancer (WHS 5.1) and Steve Eeles (WHS 9.0) grafted hard for a half in the opening match, Dancer scoring birdies at the 16th and 18th to square it.
Mark Lambton (WHS 5.7) and Chris Sherwood (WHS 5.1) won one up with a birdie at the last and Ashley Iddenden (WHS 4.9) and Connor Bundock (WHS 13.3) won four holes in a row from two down to win 2&1.
Waldemar Kalinowski (WHS 7.4) sank an eight-foot putt on the 16 to give himself and Marcus Rabenda (WHS 14.5) a 3&2 victory before Geoff Stockwell (WHS 15.3) and Jamie White (WHS 11.9) halved a tight final match.
New captain Bert Whyte’s East Kent Evening League side pulled off a 2.5-1.5 victory away at Tudor Park in their first match of the season on Friday.
Canterbury’s Chris Brown and Brian Gaston won 4&3 and Keith Nicholls and Connor Bundock by 3&2 before Richard Scott and Colin Shaxted sealed the win with a half. John Gawler and David Divers lost 5&4.
Val Binns was in excellent form with her putter as she won the Ladies’ May Stableford from a field of 11.
Binns (WHS 9.8, shots received 11) holed 20-footers on the third and sixth in a total of eight pars, five bogeys, three doubles and two NRs for a total of 32 points to win by one from Aly Wreford (WHS 11.9. sr 13), who took second place on countback from Charlotte Launois (WHS 13.5, sr 15).
Ali Ord (WHS 6.2) won the delayed Ladies’ Winter Scratch Knockout when she beat regular playing partner Jen Rutherford (WHS 7.3) 4&3 in Sunday’s delayed final.
Jacqui Mount (WHS 9.5) holed a nine iron from 150 yards for an eagle on the ninth as she and husband Simon (WHS 11.2) won the Divorce Stakes/Alternative Stableford competition on Saturday, by two from Billy (WHS 10.5) and Maxine Field (18.7).