Captain’s Day at New Zealand GC

Another good turn out for Captain’s Day – thirty-eight members playing for The Captain’s Salver and  Quaish.  Unfortunately, the weather did not prove to be that friendly with some heavy showers dampening down things down.

The Captain, Hugh Smith, stationed himself at the halfway hut and dispensed refreshments to those passing by, mainly Pimms with an additional tot of vodka to help smooth the putting stroke.

The refreshing Pimms really helped new member Dugald Patten, he holed out at the Par 3 11th, with a lob wedge from 112 yards.  Well done Dugald but I fear that it proved quite an expensive shot for you.

Past President, David Horne joined us for lunch having made a long journey up from Porthcawl in the morning. It was much appreciated by all those in attendance.

The weather took a turn for the worst whilst we were having lunch and a few of the members developed strange injuries. These forced our Captain to make a quick change of clothes and to make his way to the first tee to balance things up for the afternoon foursomes.  My grateful thanks to him for making my life a little easier than it threatened to be.

The winners for the day were

Captains Prize

1st Richard Blanchflower                                         38 Points

2nd Dugald Patten                                                     37 Points

Best 9 Simon Moffatt                                                20 Points

Veterans Cup (Over 65’s)

Mick Donnelly                                                            37 Points

Captains Quaish (from the yellow tees)

1st Bruce Bevan-Jones                                               38 Points

2nd Richard Norris                                                     31 Points

Best 9 Graham Sutton                                                20 Points

Afternoon Foursomes

1st Hugh Smith & Alan Carpenter                          39 Points on Count Back

2nd Mick Donnelly & Nigel Cotterill                      39 Points

Best 9 Richard Blanchflower & Justin Towlson   21 Points