Alan Draper & Chris Buck win the first silverware of the year the Mad March Jugs (but in May) at Copthorne


On a lovely golf course with good and true greens it was a tad unfortunate that we had what winnie-the-pooh calls ‘a very blustery day’ to contend with, including rain at times and was unseasonably cold for May!! However, a very nice golf course with over 100 years of history that we thought was jinxed from our societies perspective with the event cancelled for the three previous years.

The society welcomed Mr John Miller a guest of Mr Andrew Burnett for his first meeting as a potential new member.  The average score for the day was 28.06 reflecting the tough playing conditions at times.  Sixteen players battled it out for the Mad March Jugs Trophies which is a pairs Stableford competition with the added twist of a yellow ball doubling the score on the holes where it was used whist in play (note the whilst in play aspect Mr Paterson & Mr Meadows! Who did not get this ball to the 2nd tee !) 

Was interesting to see the Handicap Secretary playing in one golf shoe as one had fallen out of his boot carrier and was lying on his garage floor for the day instead of on his foot!!  Unfortunate and at the same time fascinating was that Kelvin lost his glasses out on the course, with search parties still out looking for them, but the weird thing was he played better when he could not see the hole or indeed the ball he was trying to hit.

It was good to gather in our groups of six indoors for a pint after with the usual presentation and prize giving.  The staff at Copthorne looked after the society very well during our visit.

Mad March Jugs Trophies

Lots of strong pairings fought hard for the trophy which was won by Messrs Draper & Buck: –

PlaceTeam MembersScore
WinnersAlan Draper & Chris Buck98
SecondAndrew Burnett & Steve Smith88
ThirdJerry Watkiss & Frank Goulding84

Specialist Events played out as follows:- 

Winner Longest Drive:  Alan Draper

Winner Nearest the Pin:  Andrew Burnett

A secondary individual stableford competition was held with some decent scores!! Mr Watkiss has now won both individual competitions in 2021 – feels like a handicap haircut is required.

Individual Stableford

WinnerJerry Watkiss34 (18 B9CB)
SecondAndy Tippett34 (17 B9CB)
ThirdAlan Draper33

The next monthly meeting is at the very popular Cooden Beach GC on the 18th June competing for the prestigious Anniversary Cup – an individual stableford competition off full society handicaps – full details nearer the time.


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