On a bright and breezy early morning, 81 seniors turned up bleary eyed and ready for the 8am shotgun start. Registration was going like clockwork BUT as the minutes ticked by before the claxon was due to sound...where were Rich Overson, Alec Lyon and Mike Stringer? No panic, they had ambled on to their respective tees, ignoring all the signs and leaving behind their official score cards (prepared expertly by Dave Butcher).
Despite the large field every one of the golfers put in a great effort to avoid the scourge of slow play and enjoy their round. To help keep things rolling, Roger Brassington acted as Course Marshall who, on his return to the clubhouse, commented on how well it was going.
During the round most of the golfers were offered sweet treats from Anne (Bill's wife) and Denise's (Ladies VC) 'Goody Buggy'. In return, some of the golfers had the chance to pose for the attached pictures. To view all the pictures go to the SENIORS GALLERY
After the game there was a carvery lunch and the prizegiving’s.
Firstly, Captain Bill asked the participants to sign a card with 21 on it. This was presented to Dougal who took 21 shots on the 11th at the previous Thursday’s Medal; believed to be a Section Record.
The winners of the prizes were as follows;
- Nearest to the Pin in 3 on the third Malcom Dennes
- Nearest to the Pin on the Seventh Ian Jackaman
- Nearest to the Pin on the Twelfth Larry Jeram-Croft
- Nearest to the Pin on the Fourteenth Mick Capps
- Nearest to the Pin in 2 on the Fifteenth Malcolm Dennes
- Nearest to the Marker on the Fifth Rich Bartin
- Nearest to the Ditch on the Eleventh Julian Stapleton
First Division (0 – 18 Handicap)
- Winner Richard Overson
- Second Place John Paterson
- Third Place Cyril Griffin
- Fourth Place Mike Bowling (who arrived bleary eyed and head shaking at the ridiculously early start)
- First Division’s Strongest Player Mike Stringer
Second Division (19 – 30 Handicap)
- Winner David Grove
- Second Place Gordon Clamp
- Third Place Bob Fill
- Fourth Place Mike Hodges
- Second Division’s Strongest Player John Wadham
Drawn Pair Keith Penfold and David Grove
Bill presented the Silver Salver with a bottle of wine to the overall winner Richard Overson, who made it a clean sweep having won the medal for best individual in Bill’s Vice-Captain’s Away Day.
Wine BUFF or is it BLUFF, John Paterson won the case of wine in the charity raffle, which raised £440 for the Captain’s charity Somerset Mind.
For the full set of results click on these links;
My sincere thanks for supporting my Captain’s Day and the amazing generosity shown towards my charity.