Jensen Parfitt carded a gross birdie on the 11th hole, for five stableford points, as he compiled an excellent winning score in the January Winter Stableford at Collingtree.
The 26-handicapper’s tally of 43 points lifted him four clear of Steve Cole, with Chris Malton in third on 38. Kyson Lloyd smashed five gross birdies and an eagle on the ninth hole on his way to 37 points.
Shane Rose and Mike Gallagher were the big winners in The PGA in Northamptonshire’s inaugural annual awards ceremony at Kingsthorpe.
The duo took the top honours at the occasion, which was held during the county’s annual general meeting.
Cold Ashby’s Rose won the Coach of the Year Award for his contribution to the county’s squad and his work with elite players such as Ryan Evans.
Rose said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised with an award such as this. I’ve been very fortunate to work with a number of very talented Northants players who have achieved great success over the last few years, as a county we will continue to strive for more.”
Gallagher won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Golf’ award for his long term commitment to the county which stretches back to 1968.
The Farthingstone pro has always worked in the county, serving on the Northamptonshire PGA committee since the mid-seventies, and has made a huge contribution to coaching and retail in the county.
Gallagher said: “I honestly didn’t know anything about the award. I just go around and do my job, and to be recognised for that by my peers is very nice.”
Richard Hunt found the target in the January Stableford as he fired 42 points to beat Ian Forman by one, with Jason Robinson and Jonathan Corr a further point back.
A single point was also the margin of victory in the Ladies Stableford and the Brian Jarrett Boot 9 O’Clock Club Comp as Juliette Parish (29) and Andy Bartlett (35) recorded wins.
Club member Andrew Stirling enjoyed his visit to Brampton Heath to compete in the fourth round of their Winter Series as he bagged 36 points to clinch the runners-up prize.
In the Ladies 15-hole Stableford back at Northampton, a score of 22 points secured top spot for Jane Petts.
Fraser Carnihan will defend his Club Championship crown over 36 holes spread over a weekend later in the season after the club announced a change to the format for 2015.
With all club titles being decided over the same weekend, the leading men will play 18 holes on Saturday, September 12 before returning to the club 24 hours later for the final round.
The Ladies and Junior Championships will be played, over 18 holes, on Saturday. For those juniors also entering the men’s competition, their first round will count towards both events.
High-handicapper Ronald Fuller eagled the ninth hole on his way to victory in the Yellow Tee January Midweek Stableford as he shot the leading tally of 38 points.
Ken Curley bagged the same score to clinch the second division prize, while Anthony Richardson’s 37 points were enough to secure a one point success in the top category.
Forty two points was the leading mark in the January Stableford as Bruce McNair took the plaudits by one from Lee Bellham and Andrew Haines, as all three saw two strokes come off their handicaps.