Contest lives up to its billing - The Leamington Observer

Contest lives up to its billing

Leamington Editorial 17th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

THE POPULAR annual Derek Dunkley Memorial Trophy was again keenly contested at Warwick Golf Club recently.

The trophy was presented to the club by Roma Dunkley in memory of her late husband Derek. Derek and Roma Dunkley were instrumental in carrying on Warwick Golf Club when they re-established the club in 1971.

Unfortunately, Derek died in 1997. In 1999 Roma established the Dunkley Memorial Trophy. The club’s history goes back to 1886. The club had some interruptions during the World Wars, but it is recognised by the English Golf Union as a continuous club since 1886. In 1986, WGC received its centenary plate from the English Golf Union.

The format of the day is a pairs combined Stableford score. The competition was very close and this year’s winners were Rich Farrell and Steve Slack with a combined score of 67 as Farrell and Slack just edged out on countback the team of Jason Jerman and Lee Webb, who also scored 67.

Mrs Dunkley proudly presented the trophy in memory of her husband Derek to the Farrell and Slack winning team. This is the second year in a row that Farrell was part of the winning team.

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