JOSH BRISTOW must really love playing in the Teise Trophy at Lamberhurst Golf Club.
In 2015 the scratch handicapper from Canterbury shot a course record of 67 – and this year he went one better with his morning round of 66.
His afternoon round of 68 gave him a total of 134 – another record for the event, eclipsing the previous best mark of 140.
His nearest challengers on a calm, warm day, were a full six shots behind. Josh was clearly delighted with his performance, which carries Kent Order of Merit status.
Every year this event attracts the best amateur low handicappers in the South-East to do battle over 36 holes on the tricky sloping greens of the Lamberhurst course.
The players and spectators were fulsome in their praise for the pristine conditions of the course and club captain Richard Bruce thanked all the volunteers for their efforts, particularly the greens staff.
Results: 1st Gross Josh Bristow (Canterbury) 134; 2nd Nick Panting (Deansgate) 140; 3rd Jake Bacon (Kingshill) 140. All Day 1st Nett: Charles Hickling (Wildernesse) 142; 2nd Danny Curtis (Knole Park) 143. Best morning Gross: Michael Bush (Rochester & Cobham) 72. Best morning Nett: Paul Smith (Bearsted) 69. Best afternoon Gross: Rob Osmond (Rochester & Cobham) 71. Best afternoon Nett: James Somerside (Ealing) 66.