Alan Bond wins the Last Chance Trophy on his home course with a very impressive 24 points over 9 holes.

Mark Hughes marks the day in traditional costume!

The “Christmas Fun Event” at Dewlands Manor saw 23 players battle it out for various prizes.  The weather was not as good as forecast suggested earlier in the week with play commencing in a cold light drizzle.  Indeed, the car park and roads were a little icy where the drizzle had hit the cold overnight ground. The average stableford score in the individual competition was a very good 16.0 points.

It was also really good to see Ash Head and Ray Hamilton out on the course who have been staunch supports of the society for many years. 

An early morning started with a nine-hole Texas Scramble which saw some good golf with the winning team going around in level par.  Following a bogey on the 5th a stunning 20 ft. putt from James Gallifant to birdie the 8th made all the difference. 

Place Team Members Score
Winners Micky Mann, Alan Bond & James Gallifant Level
=Second Alan Bigley, David Howroyd & Ray Hamilton +1
=Second Keith Wapling, Paul Hillman & John Collingwood +1

 

 

The Last Chance Trophy.

Playing off full society handicaps over a second nine the winner was Mr Alan Bond who played very well on a course he knows well.  His card showed 4 pars a superb birdie on the 5th  3 bogies and a blob!!

Place Individual Score
Winner Alan Bond 24
Second David Howroyd 21
=Third Chris Buck 19
=Third Jerry Watkiss 19

 

Alan as a result has been cut three shots for the start of next season – that will teach him!

Winner Longest Drive (Hole 9th ):  Jerry Watkiss

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 6th ): Ashley Head

A fine Christmas meal at the Middle House followed including the AGM where we were pleased to see Kelvin Paterson appointed as vice-captain for 2018.

The Handicap Sec Report and 2017 stats will be posted to the website