Once again West Middlesex Golf Club was the venue for the NAPGC Senior Championships 2016. This year the competition was held earlier in the calendar due to a change in entry conditions for the England Golf Champion of Champions Tournament for which the Men's Senior Gross champion represents the NAPGC. There was some outstanding golf played on a course that was in excellent condition with lightning fast greens
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the hole in one by Lin Lee (Brent Valley) at the 14th hole 150yard par 3. It was Lin's first hole in one and for that she will win a Hugo Boss watch from Howdidido to mark her achievement.
The Ladies Individual Senior Championship and winner of the Barbara Rainey Bowl was Di Heavey (Hoebridge) with 36points with Jane Pugh (Hoebridge) and Sandra Combstock (Hoebridge) second and third respectively with 35 points.
The winners of the team prize the Reg Pugh Shield for the best aggregate score of the two player teams was Hoebridge (Di Heavey and Sandra Combstock) 71 points. In second place was the Easthampstead team (Denice Lowen and Christine Smith) with 68 points
Di Heavey Ladies Senior Champion 2016 Runner up Jane Pugh
Winners Di Heavey & Sandra Combstock Runners up Denice Lowen & Christine Smith
The Senior Men's Championship followed on from the Ladies competition. Michael Baker from Bird Hills scored an impressive 40 points to win the title from Dave Saveall of Southsea on 39 points. Larry Hancock from Ruislip was 3rd with 37 points.
The team competition for the Reg Pugh Shield was very close with a tie for first place on 68 points. Colin Bartram and Dave Saveall from Southsea won the title on count back from Brian Cnudde and Tony Field of Tilgate Forest.
The winner of the best Gross prize for this competition goes forward to represent the NAPGC in the England Golf Champion of Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa in September.This again was a tie on 31points and was decided on countback with Michael Baker from Bird Hills outscoring Freddie Holmes of Hainult Forest on the back nine holes.