Dan the man again as he beats father to club crown

Club champion Dan Buckingham (centre) flanked by Warwick Bowl winner 'Tony Houghton (left) and senior club champion Ian Scandrett.
Club champion Dan Buckingham (centre) flanked by Warwick Bowl winner 'Tony Houghton (left) and senior club champion Ian Scandrett.

Warwick Golf Club reigning champion Dan Buckingham defended his title with a closely-fought race against his dad and former champion Rob Buckingham.

Over this gross score two-round competition, Dan carded 77 and 79 for a total of 156. Rob carded 81 and 77 for 158.

Also on 158 (78 and 80) was Ian Scandrett, which won him the Senior Club Championship.

Scandrett’s closest contender for the Senior crown was former champion Ron Jefferies, who had 79 + 83 for 162 total.

Also during the Club Championship, players attempt to win the Warwick Bowl, which is a net score two-round competition.

Tony Houghton was the victorious handicap golfer with net scores of 67 and 69 for 136 total.

Houghton’s nearest contender was Paul Stallard with nets 71 + 66 for 137 total.

Nick Coleman celebrated a coveted hole-in-one during the Joe Gardner Memorial Trophy at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Coleman claimed the ace on the 140-yard par three seventh hole but it was not enough to help him win the annual competition which saw success for Malcolm Sparrow with 39 points.

Countback was required to determine the minor placings with Peter Minshaw taking the runners-up spot by virtue of a better back nine than John Hearne, Ryan Walton, John Duguid and Tom Murray after all five golfers scored 37 points.

No fewer than 16 visitors from Llandrindrod Wells GC entered the event and the top Welsh golfer was Andrew Mills with 36 points.

Results for the Newbold Comyn Open played on Saturday.

Overall Winner - Lowest Gross: Andy Rigg 76 . Division one: Dave Chamberlain 79 (8) 71 Nett. Division two: Bill Browne 86 (14) 72 Nett. Division three: Paul Johnson 94 (20) 74 Nett. Division four: M Jenkins 94 (28) 66 Nett. Ladies section winner: Sandra Curtis 36 points. Hole 5 Nearest Pin Men: L Ryan. Hole 9 Longest Drive Men: K Rodgers. Hole 7 Nearest Pin Ladies: Not won. Hole 16 Longest Drive Ladies: S Curtis

Latest results from the Ansty Golf Centre club competitions.

Pub League Qualifying week seven: Denbigh Arms 91 points beat Bulkington WMC 57 points, Devonshire 88 points beat Boat Inn 85 points. Ansty 84 points beat Old Crown 78 points, Blue Pig 79 points beat Red Lion 69 points, Prince of Wales 69 points beat Millbrook 45 points, Woodlands 63 points beat Denbigh No Arms 60 points

Seniors: Ansty beat Brandon Woods 4 & 2 (home)

Pro’s Putter: 1st Andy Roberts 42 points, 2nd Anthony McCaughan 36 points, 3rd Alan Henderson 35 points

Summer Alliance Week 9: 1st Karl Gilbert 37 points, 2nd Anthony McCaughan 36 points, 3rd Gavin Hancock 33 points