Trio claim first Cottesmore Waltz title

Cottesmore Waltz Medley winners
Cottesmore Waltz Medley winners

Nigel Powell, Margaret Swatman and Nick Knight won the inaugural Mixed Medley Waltz at Cottesmore GC on Sunday.

With the best stableford scores on each hole recorded in keeping with the 1,2,3 waltz tempo (best score on the first, best two on the second and all three on the third, repeated), the trio beat Ian Jones, Margaret Brice and Paul Field into second place on countback after both recorded 38 points for nine holes in the rain reduced round.

Nearest the pin winners were Penny Gaunt for the ladies on the second and Nigel Powell for the men on the tricky eighth.

Ladies captain Pauline Kirkman said: “We play many mixed matches but few during the winter so this was a trial to get members together. I didn’t choose the best weather but was delighted with the turn-out considering the conditions – Cottesmore golfers are a hardy bunch and their help in raising money for my Charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, is much appreciated.”