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24/07/2014 Ladies Evening League
The ladies have completed all their matches and are currently second in the league with some clubs still having to play matches. This is the most successful season so far for the ladies and hopefully they will remain in this position.
24/07/2014 Club Championship
The weather was very bleak and wet when I looked out of my bedroom window and I cursed the Tour de France which had led to a later than usual Championship weekend.
The desk was manned for us by the Ladies Section, with Madam Lady Captain, Linda Bemrose, Sandra Shillito and Sarah Pickett doing the honours. They also had a hidden agenda and as well as selling the 2’s competition they were raffling off a luxury hamper (whose value increased throughout the weekend) to raise funds for their section. This raised £180 and the winner was a Mr Dennis Fitzpatrick (probably because he was the only one who could lift it).
Despite my best efforts to get the course closed we all set off for the first round, except for one soft lad who shall not be mentioned.
The results were very good considering the weather and the lead for the Club Championship was held by Mick O’Hara with a 75 gross followed by Graham Hunt with a 78.
In the J W Taylor Millennium Crystal, the net competition was headed by Adam McLachan with a very good 64, playing off 21, followed by Barrie Martin on 68.
The 10 minute tee times seemed to work although some players still need to look at themselves and ask can they do more to improve the speed of play.
The reshuffled draw was completed and the scoreboard filled in (thanks Mrs Waddington) and it was off home for a gin and a brief thought of where did it all go wrong (7th).
Sunday was like waking up in a different world, the sun was out , the sky was blue and the buzz around the club was great.
So to the results:
Winner of the 22-28 Cup was Everette Livingstone
King Rabbit was Tony McCullagh who shot a sizzling 64 (net) on round 2 to clinch the title, won by Roy Suddick the previous year (sorry Roy but it still makes me smile)
The 8-15 Cup was won by Gary Ward.
Now to the main events of the weekend:
The J W Taylor Millennium winner with an excellent 2 round net total of 132 was Adam McLachan – congratulations go to Adam and also to the runner up the newly crowned King of Rabbits, Tony McCullagh.
The drama was building up as we waited for the final groups to come in. Eventually all the cards were in and the scores were tallied up and it was time to make the announcement that the Champion Golfer for 2015 was Mick O’Hara, with a total of 154.
Congratulation Mick… a well deserved winner. Second, on a count back, was Gary Ward and third was Ben Kaye.
It just leaves me to say thank you to all the helpers, congratulations to all the prize winners and to all my fellow members thanks for your support and keep practising.
The draw is up for both the Harrison Cup and the Webster Wilson on the 30th August.
31/07/2014 – Richard Kaye Social Cup
The Social Cup was held on Saturday July 12th with 14 teams of 8 on the course and 27 players on the Par 3. Madam Lady Captain’s team took the team prize & the towels from the 2014 Open, well done with a score of 180. Ian Parker won the Par 3 with a score of 41. P. Folan was the Men’s Social champion with S Pickett taking the Ladies trophy. Well done, two fantastic scores. The Hole in One prizes on all the Par 3s had lots of interest but unfortunately the £5000 wasn’t won on the 6th, although one or two were close. Thanks to the spotters on the hole 6 and to S. Moville who worked all day on behalf of the club and also raised £80 for the Captains Charity.
The Clubhouse was full in the evening and very bright as many turned out in their loud shirts. Well done to Mick Hanson who won the loud shirt competition with a fantastic homemade shirt.
Thank you to all who contributed on the day to make it another successful event. Far too many to mention.