From The Men’s Captain
We are quickly reaching the end of another golfing season, and as this is the case the days get shorter as most likely will my newsletter, with less to report.
Despite the summer nearing its end, we have been privy to some great end of season golfing weather, and I must start by saying thank you to the green staff. The course is playing great and is in wonderful condition.
On the competition front, we had some big events and order of merit competitions.
Starting on the 3rd of September we had the Committee Cup, which is a Stableford format and Division 1 was won by Barry Gibb (39 points), and Division 2 by Phil Thomas with 40 points.
In the order of merit medal on the 17th of October Rob Matthews won the day with a nett 63 (Gross 78 of 15 handicap), whilst Barry Gibb provided the lowest gross on the day with 74.
Well played guys and great to see Barry Gibb finishing the season strong as he moves into hibernation for the winter to follow his beloved Liverpool!!!
One more that I must add has to be last weekend in the Race to 54 where Pat Boyle cleaned up with 42 points, proving that golden oldies still have a strong presence in the men’s section!!!!
In September we also completed the Singles Scratch knockout where Will Thomas narrowly beat Dan Hayward in the final on the 18th hole. A fitting end that the 1st and 2nd in club champs fought it out. Congratulations on terrific seasons for both of you guys.
On 25th September the Mixed Club championships were held and congratulations to Tony and Nicola Edwards winning with a nett 62. Hopefully you were able to celebrate with some of the booze out the barrel recently won by yourselves!!!!
As the season closes to an end, we still have a few competitions to be decided for the names to go on the boards.
This Saturday sees the Two Bridges trophy, medal event, and good luck to all in the search of board bragging rights.
We also have the completion of the knockouts.
In the pairs, we have the final of Adam Simms / Sam Deacon against last year’s winners Pete Belmore and Gary Taylor.
The singles will be contested by Alex Campbell and Rob Caul.
Good luck to you all in the final’s guys.
With the completion of these competitions in October, we will soon know our Order of Merit winner, who will of course be crowned along with all our other competition winners at the Presentation evening on the 24th of November. Invites will be out soon and look forward to seeing you all then.
The only other one from me, which I know Sue has touched on as well, is our penultimate captain’s charity day on Saturday 8th October which will be a Texas scramble format with each player only allowed 3 clubs and a putter. If you haven’t entered, please do so fast as few limited spaces remain. It is a shot gun start at 08H00 and I look forward to seeing you all then.
In the meantime, enjoy that end of season and take care.