Our November meeting at Willingdon was memorable for unexpected – and unforecasted -fog. It got a little clearer in the lower parts of the course later, but for much of the time we were driving into impenetrable mist, relying on the memory of members who’d played there before to know which way to aim.

Kevin Hawkins drove towards the 5thgreen on the tricky 12th, but still managed a par 5!

Given these conditions, you’d expect course member Fred Ablitt to hold a great advantage, and come out on top – or near it. Alas not….

We were made very welcome at the club, and enjoyed an excellent 2 course meal after the round. Great value for money at £41, it’s just a pity you can’t buy better visibility.

Capn Butler made what he really believes this time will be his final appearance of the year, so was able to present the prizes. Here are the results:


Individual Stableford

1st       Mark Hughes 36

2nd           Andy Williams 35


Team Prize

1st             Andy Tippett, David Howroyd, Kevin Hawkins, Clive Butler          83

2nd      Kelvin Paterson, James Gallifant, Pat Layen                                     74

3rd       Mark Hughes, Kevin Leftley, Sandi Hoolahan                                  73

4th       Andy Williams, Fred Ablitt, Alan Bond                                             70


LD       Mark Hughes

NTP    Kevin Hawkins