Ramsdale Park Golf Centre has welcomed 80 golfers for the 14th edition of the Tom Checkley memorial trophy, won by 10-handicapper, Ian Saunders.
The tournament, which is organised by Tom’s son Steven, has been staged annually at the public pay-and-play centre since Tom, once a regular golfer at Ramsdale Park – part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator – died in 2001.
Played over the stunning 18-hole Seely Course, which offers spectacular views across the Nottinghamshire countryside, the champion romped to a comfortable three shot victory, scoring 44 Stableford points, ahead of runner-up, Beresford Bell.
Anthony Brant finished in third place just a shot behind on 40 points while the festively clad Lee Tuck earned the prize for nearest the pin on the par-three 11th hole. Elaine Mitchell, a 20-handicapper, topped the ladies section, scoring 35 points.
Nick Birch, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre General Manager, said: “Tom was a well-liked golfer here, and the fantastic turnout we’ve had for his memorial trophy year after year is testament to that.
“There is a packed diary of fixtures already down for 2014, but undoubtedly the return of this event will be a popular one again.”