Kanes take victory

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JIM and Carole Kane enjoyed the sweet taste of success at the weekend when they claimed victory in Whittlebury Park’s Atrium Cup tournament, posting a club record with their winning score.

The annual event, which is aimed at raising money for the club’s chosen charity, Arthritis Care, saw another record broken with the princely sum of £5000 being raised on the day.

The Atrium Cup is open to all handicap golfers across the UK and is one of the highlights in Whittlebury’s calendar.

A total of 76 players competed in the pairs better ball stableford event played on the 1905 and Royal Whittlewood courses.

With the sun shining for the majority of the day, everyone made the most of the excellent course conditions with the scoring was extremely high.

The runners-up prize went to Whittlebury’s Bernard and Jill Aldous with 47 points but the day belonged to Jim and Carole Kane, who came home with a new record score for the competition of 49 points.

Highest non-member prize went to Sam and Sarah Weller from Woodhall Spa, with 43 points.

In the minor prizes, Men’s Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive prizes were awarded to Club Captain Rob Watson, while Ladies Nearest the Pin went to Whittlebury’s Jan Lewis and Longest Drive to Dorothy Blackburn from Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands.

To round off the memorable day, competitors enjoyed a two-course carvery meal before the prize presentation ceremony.

Guests also enjoyed the highlight of the evening, the charity auction, with Mens Vice-Captain Kevin O’Keefe taking on the role of auctioneer.

Special mention was made to Tracey Heavey, Lady Vice Captain, who worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had a great time and all went smoothly.

Lady Captain Tracey Mann said: “Rob and I are staggered by the enormous generosity of those attending and delighted that everyone had such fun.

“Four out of five of us will suffer from some form of arthritis in our lives and Arthritis Care do a great job in supporting sufferers.

“They will make very good use of the money we have raised.”