Brother and sister in the silverware

Jim Boyd and Ann Taylor

Jim Boyd and Ann Taylor

First published in Sport Warrington Guardian: by , Sports Editor

A WARRINGTON family will look back fondly on the 2012 golf season.

For Ann Taylor and her brother Jim Boyd excelled in Warrington Golf Club’s knockout finals, including winning women’s and men’s singles competitions.

Boyd said: “I had my best golfing achievement ever but big sister had to go one better!”

Taylor, playing off a handicap of 15, reached three finals and secured two victories.

The first of these showdowns, for the mixed foursomes Scott Trophy, was played in advance of the official finals day.

Taylor and her playing partner Ian Pethybridge beat husband-and-wife team Tom and Alison Donaldson, 3&1 (three holes ahead with one hole remaining).

On finals day, Taylor played in the morning for the women’s foursomes Sloane Bowl with Sheena Heseltine.

They lost, 4&2, against Sarah Loy and Margaret Davies but Taylor had no time to reflect, returning in the afternoon for the women’s singles Lyon Trophy.

Taylor found sufficient energy to beat eight handicapper Val Wickens, 3&2.

She said: “I was delighted to win two major knockout finals in one year. The icing on the cake was to share the day with my brother.”

Boyd, playing off 18, qualified for the Match Prize final.

He put in a convincing performance to beat four handicapper John Arber, 5&3.

In other finals, Guy Hindle beat Mike Haselden, 3&2, in the men’s singles scratch; twins Kevin and Shaun Bannon beat Joe Quinn and Stuart Dixon, 2&1, for the men’s foursomes Swinton Trophy; 13-year-old Will Mackay beat 17-year-old Paul Robinson, 3&2, for the junior JG Walker Trophy.

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