Skeggy is rewarding as well as bracing!

JOLLY BOY'S OUTING -- Hucknall player Dave Adams (centre) receives his prize from Nigel Tett, the chairman of the Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association, with Skegness's Jolly Fisherman mascot looking on.

JOLLY BOY'S OUTING -- Hucknall player Dave Adams (centre) receives his prize from Nigel Tett, the chairman of the Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association, with Skegness's Jolly Fisherman mascot looking on.

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One of Hucknall’s most successful sportsmen, veteran bowls player Dave Adams, is at it again.

Adams found Skegness rewarding as well as bracing when tasting more glory on the seaside resort’s coveted greens.

The 67-year-old, of Kersall Gardens, won the singles title at the prestigious Skegness Over-55 Bowls Tournament.

The competition, which was sponsored by the Skegness East Coast And Wolds Hospitality Association (SECWHA), attracted players from all over the country.

But the prolific Adams defeated Dave Tooley, of Hull, 21-17 in a close-fought final.

He was presented with a prize of £800, plus one of Skegness’s Jolly Fisherman figurines, from Nigel Tett, the chairman of SECWHA.

Adams almost pulled off a double because he was only narrowly beaten in the triples final, alongside wife Janet and teammate Russ Pearce. The trio were edged out 16-14 but still received prize money of £125 and a trophy.

Former local footballer Adams, who used to work at Bestwood Workshops for the National Coal Board, has been amazingly successful since taking up bowls.

Last summer, he won his 44th county title and, in all, he has won more than 150 bowls trophies.

A member of the Rolls-Royce club at Hucknall, he has also represented Nottinghamshire more than 300 times.

The Skegness Over-55 Tournament was launched in 2007 after East Lindsey District Council decided to axe the resort’s popular over-60s’ competition to cut costs.

Backed by local hoteliers, shops and a caravan park, it is broken down into three categories -- open singles, open pairs and open triples -- and boasts more than £4,000 in prize money.