First a couple of plugs before we get to the winners:
Men’s Early Risers is on the 21st June so if you fancy a early start – 06.00 shotgun, a Texas Scramble, followed by a bacon roll and coffee there are still spaces available on the noticeboard.
Also the Family Trophy is on Sunday 12th July for any combination of family members. It will be a pairs competition for all sections where at least one player needs to be a member. If you want to invite someone along who is not a member, if they have a handicap they are welcome to play – a reduced green fee of £10 will be payable. Entry sheet is between the changing rooms.
Okay – down to the serious stuff.
The Hill course was the venue for the first Captain’s Stableford where I wanted to add a bit of variety to our traditional strokeplay competitions with some different prizes, nearest the pins, and putting and pitching competitions. The feedback from those who I have spoken to has been very positive so I am sure Roger will continue the same next year.
Conditions whilst being a little wet for some were favourable for a change and this was reflected in the scoring although the hardest hole on the course was surprisingly……. the1st where the average score was nearly 6.
In Division 2, the 3rd and runner-up spots were contested between Scott Grear-Hardy and Stephen Lane who both scored 39 points with the latter squeezing it on count back. Well played gents – a pair of Adidas shoes (2nd) and a Puma shirt (3rd) are your rewards. Recording an excellent 41 points and taking the Division’s first prize was David Littlechild who wins a Puma cart bag. Congratulations David.
Over in Division 1 , Steve Freestone grabbed 3rd place with a well constructed 40 points, with Matt Firman securing 2nd place with an excellent 41 points. A Puma shirt (3rd) and Adidas shoes (2nd) are well deserved gents.
Out in front with a superb score of 42 points was the overall winner -Andrew Felice who wins a Motocaddy S1 Electric trolley. Congratulations Andrew – well played.
The other winners on the day and taking home a dozen balls each were:
Nearest the pin on the 2nd - Paul Dodman
Nearest the pin on the 6th – Mark Bradfield
Nearest the pin on the 11th – that man Felice again!
Nearest the pin on the 17th – Robbie Watts
Putting Competition – Aaron Tillett (14 putts)
Pitching Competition – Steve Large (35 points)
With regard to the longest drive, it was meant to be on the 13th hole and not placed out on the 12th. These things happen. So in the circumstances given everyone was gearing up for ‘opening their shoulders’ on the 13th I have reduced the size of the prize. So congratulations to Andrew Fish – 3 balls are yours
All prizes are in the Golfshop ready for collection.
Lastly, a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event and made it such a success.