Popular Blackmoor Golf Club member Robbie Boxall has achieved the double – winning back-to-back club championship titles.
One of only three club members to win consecutive championships since 1990, Boxall completed the event in fine form and finished the 36-hole scratch competition with a gross 140 (69 and 71) to claim the coveted Wishart Trophy.
An impressive field of 147 golfers competed in the 36-hole scratch medal – which is Blackmoor’s premier club event.
The unseasonal weather was not on the side of golfers, and after play on the first day the best scores of the day in the Wishart Trophy were level-par rounds of 69 by Boxall and Nev Slade – 72 players made the cut and went on to compete on the second day.
On the final day, Boxall made three birdies on the last five holes to secure his victory by six shots over Sam Parsons, who finished in second place with 146 (71 and 75).
Since winning the club championships in 2022, Boxall has been selected to play for the challenge league team and now boasts an impressive handicap of plus two.
Blackmoor’s second major competition – the Kerridge Bowl – was also contested. The 36-hole handicap medal championship was won by Henry Fox with a net 132 (66 and 66).
The Blackmoor ladies also played in their 18-hole summer medal competition, which was won by Anne Morris with 73.
One of the highlights of the championship weekend was the return of the Bruce Cup – a junior scratch medal played over 36 holes.
Blackmoor has a flourishing junior golf academy, and the 2023 competition was won by Sam Cathcart-Jones with a gross 178 (86 and 92).