Gary is The King of Aldwickbury Park
Gary King came, saw and conquered the field to win the Aldwickbury Challenge, after a devastating burst of form during the first round.
King was in the middle of an ordinary round of golf for the first nine holes, on day one, at Aldwickbury park and for all the world it was looking like ending in an ordinary score.
King managed to counter two bogies with an Eagle and a solitary Birdie to make the turn in a steady but un-spectacular, one under par.
But then King, lit the touch paper and his playing partners stood back as the fireworks began and he proceeded to reel off 6 Birdies, an Eagle and just two solitary pars, to complete the back nine in an 8 under par score of 27 shots to set the clubhouse lead at 9 under par!
The young Korean player, Gookmin Kim was Kings nearest challenger on 6 under par with John Hickey and Pat Ruff on 4 under the card.
On the second day King seemed to be feeling sorry for his pursuers when he negotiated the front nine in two over par and seemed to have a battle on his hands.
James Heath, Dale Whitnell and the evergreen Van Phillips fared better on the second day and all posted a final total of 7 under par to set the clubhouse lead.
King steadied the ship on the homeward nine and in the end recorded a rather mundane, two birdies and 7 pars to come home a comfortable winner on 9 under par.
Aldwickbury Park was in stunning condition with fast but true greens thanks to the hard work of Course Manager, Craig Betts and his band of Merry men.
Aldwickbury Park is a very friendly and welcoming club and nothing is too much trouble so, without reservation we would recommend it as a good day out.