Lancaster duo claim Spoons win

Karen Dunkeld (left) and Vicki Heap with the Australian Spoons.
Karen Dunkeld (left) and Vicki Heap with the Australian Spoons.

Lancaster golfers Karen Dunkeld and Vicki Heap teamed up to win the national final of England Golf’s Australian Spoons competition.

They saw off the challenge of five other pairs – each representing an England Golf region – and won the stableford foursomes competition at their first attempt.

Karen and Vicki, from Lancaster Golf Club, came through club and regional rounds to reach the final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire where they scored 31 points.

The competition is contested with pairs with handicaps of 15 and over.

Vicki said: “We’re so thrilled. We came with no expectations but the more we got into it the more we realised how good it would be to win.”

Karen, who plays off 30 and Vicki, a 27-handicapper, both took up golf about five years ago.

Karen said: “My husband used to go on a lot of golf holidays with his mates and I was left at home”.

Now, the two couples are planning a golfing weekend together.