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
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
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