Jean Kelly Final

The weather played its part and added to the occasion as Castletown and Peel Sunset met at Finch Hill on Thursday 10 July for the final of the Jean Kelly Memorial team handicap competition. It was also nice to see so many supporters and spectators gathered round the green.

On a very fast green it looked as the conditions were going to favour Castletown as they won the first two games to single figures courtesy of Kath Kinley and Ann Hollingworth. Anne Oates also won giving her team the first three games, and Peel then had it all to do as they were already 25 points behind even taking the handicap into account. Peel won the other two games on the first block leaving Castletown with a lead of 15 points. In the second round of games the Peel players adjusted better to the conditions winning all four matches taking the match 6-3 on games and by a margin of nine points.

Association president, Pat Robertson, thanked Moore Kelly and his family for their continued support of the event.

Moore then said a few words saying how much he had enjoyed the evening and thanking his friends and family for providing the very welcome buffet, and also Finch Hill for the use of their green and facilities before introducing his daughter, Christine Alexander, to make the presentations.

PEEL SUNSET (+25) 174, CASTLETOWN (+10) 165:

Cath Parker 21, Barbara Young 13; Joyce Kelly 21, Joy Stephens 19; Jean Quine 11, Anne Oates 21;Heather Horsburgh 7, Ann Hollingworth 21; Connie Pettegrew 5, Kath Kinley 21; Philippa Taylor 21, Hannah Kermode 12; Mary Moffatt 21, Sue Peach 14; Pat Robertson 21, Marie Ashurst 15; Shirley Corrin 21, Hilary Kermode 19.