Captain James hosted an excellent day and was incredibly pleased to see an excellent turnout of 24 on Captains Day which was played on a new course for our society at Bletchingley. A nice course which was tight in places with the fairways a little patchy in places but with excellent greens, albeit a little slow.
We welcomed four guests to the event Rod Lunn, Laurence Tipping, Bernie Bone and Bob Avery whom we hope will consider joining the society in the future. The members were delighted to have been given by Captain James a golf ball with his face on it – enabling them to smack him on the kisser with their driver, many on numerous occasions– Alan Bond has never hit the ball so far!!
The Captain was prominent in the prize giving pictures below and we would all like to thank him for his efforts both before and during the day. The Freddie Jones Foundation Trophy was up for grabs with Peter Cudmore needing to get his silver polish out adding another bit of silverware to his trophy room which is bulging and now needs a further extension.
Hon Sec David H saw an advert on the internet for a pencil that will last a lifetime and will never be lost. He bought one and showed it off on the course – see below – he will need a trolley for the sharpener: –
Freddie Jones Trophy
Some good scores with the results as follows: –
|Winner||Peter Cudmore||39 (B9CB 23)|
|Second||John Collingwood||39 (B9CB 19)|
Nearest the Pin: An excellent shot from Mr Alan Bigley took the spoils
Longest Drive: Mr Mark Hughes with a very fine blow down the middle.
The best two scores from the teams of four for the first 6 holes. best three from four for the next 6 holes and then all four scores counted for the final 6 as we had a full set of fourballs –
|Winner||David Howroyd, Mark Hughes, Peter Cudmore & Sandi Hoolahan||119|
|Second||Andy Williams, Andrew Burnett, Alan Bond & Steve Smith||106|
|Third||John Collingwood, Kevin Leftley, Will Lunn, Rod Lunn||104|
Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 7 birdies including a two: –
|Micky Mann||4th||3 on the par 4 (SI 3)|
|Laurence Tipping||10th||3 on the par 4 (SI 10)|
|Alan Bigley||11th||4 on the par 5 (SI 4)|
|Alan Bond||11th||4 on the par 5 (SI 4)|
|Rob Lunn||13th||3 on the par 4 (SI 12)|
|Laurence Tipping||14th||2 on the par 3 (SI 16)|
|Mark Hughes||15th||4 on the par 5 (SI 6)|
The next monthly meeting is at Lamberhurst Golf Club on the 17th of September. Hopefully, we will attract 20+ players again to this event.