Fulham's vet striker eyes up new golfing goals
PUBLISHED: 13:30 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010
IN FOOTBALL, strikers are there simply to score goals.
IN FOOTBALL, strikers are there simply to score goals. Ray Kemp in his life has done just that. A professional with Fulham in the halcyon days of Johnny Haynes and Jimmy Hill, on Monday Ray scored yet another goal. He won his first-ever singles trophy at golf - the Veterans' Trophy at Lyme.He started just as he did in his football days, by striking a par on his first hole, the par 4 10th. A good drive, a 3-wood and a chip to the back of the net - two foot from the pin and a tap in. His next on the par 3 was just as good, a fine drive and a couple of easy putts. Then he completed his hat-trick, a par on the par 4 12th - a drive that strayed to the 7th fairway, a recovery 3 wood to the green and two simple putts.It had to be a great day for Ray, now living in Charmouth and handicap 17, and it was. He completed the first half in 43 shots and did even better in the second half, helped by a 2 on the par 3 8th where his 7 wood reached the bank on the back of the green and he sent the putt down 10 yards into the hole. His total was 85 which gave him a nett 68, five better than the field. Ray, who only took up golf 11 years ago when his football days were over, was "as a happy as a sand boy" with his win. Last week he celebrated his 67th birthday but he is already setting out new goals - golfing ones that is.Runner up was Ray Raebuck with a nett 73 on countback from Jack Hanson.l The all-conquering trio of Jane Southcombe, Jane Andrews and Lesley Jelleyman left the rest of the field behind in the Bowmaker on Thursday. They scored 80pts, five ahead of runners up Val Waites, Jane Dixon and Liz Thompson. Third were Maureen Hicks from Bradpole, Lynda Bass and Glenys Phillips with 73 points. Collecting bonus money for 2s were Jane Southcombe, Sandra Shefferd and Jane Dixon.
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