2016 Baxter Trophy winners, Carolyn Parkes-Walley and David Gibson of Cosby with L&RLCGA President Anita Higginson Click to view all 3 images...
2016 Baxter Trophy winners - Carolyn Parkes-Walley and David Gibson of Cosby Golf Club
Baxter Trophy runners up Lianna Bailey and James Broderick of Kirby Muxloe with L&RLCGA President Anita Higginson
The semi final and final rounds of the Baxter Trophy were played at Lingdale Golf Club on Sunday 16 October. The morning did not start well with both teams teeing off in torrential rain. However by the time the second match was half way down the first hole the rain stopped, the sun appeared and the rest of the day turned out to be a lovely autumnal day. Despite the weather and the changing conditions on the course during the morning, some fabulous golf was played in both semi final matches. The first match was closely fought between Cosby and Longcliffe but eventually Cosby came out on top winning 4 and 3 and qualified for the afternoon's final. The second match was between Kirby Muxloe and Hinckley and after seven holes Hinckley were already four holes up. However, in a remarkable turn around, Kirby Muxloe came out as winners in this match winning 2 and 1 and also qualified for the afternoon's final. It was a quick turnaround for the final and the teams were evenly matched throughout - no one team pulled ahead by more than 2 holes at any time during the match. Once again some quality golf was on display and by the 17th hole the match was all square. Cosby eventually holed the winning put on the par 3 18th hole to become the Baxter Trophy winners for 2016. Congratulations to all of the teams who reached the semi finals and final of the Baxter Trophy this year and particular congratulations to Cosby on their win. Thank you to all of the supporters who turned out to cheer on their respective teams during the day and contributed to making it a special day.
The teams were represented by the following players:
Cosby - Carolyn Parkes-Walley and David Gibson
Kirby Muxloe - Lianna Bailey and James Broderick
Hinckley - Ellie York and Chris Brook
Longcliffe - Suzanne Pretty and Jon Siddons
Full results of the competition can be viewed under the County Competitions tab