Tall tales for Xmas
PUBLISHED: 12:21 13 December 2011
This week a small field should have played a Treble Six - but due to the weather which was very cold, getting colder and wet getting wetter - it was decided to make the competition over 10 holes with the format changing to six holes 4BBB and four holes Greensome Stableford, writes Andy Wagner.
The winners, with 19 points, were Olwen Eaton and Mike Watts, followed closely by Lady Captain Sue Ritchie with Chris Poole with 18 point on count back.
●Senior Section: Two short Stableford competitions were organised this week as an appetiser for the Seniors’ Annual Christmas Lunch. First to sit on Santa's knee were Eric Short with 24 points starting on the first, and Peter Morgan also with 24 points starting from the 11th. Others who got something in their stocking were John Vessey 22, Dave Morgan 21, John Fleetwood 21, Bill Nicholls 21, Chris Street 20, John Foster 20, John Chew 19 and Peter Blake 19.
●Sixty two Seniors and their guests sat down to the usual outstanding meal provided by the caterers and afterwards were regaled with unprintable stories from the Club Captain Tim Avery, Lady Captain Sue Ritchie, who explained how you could share her parking space and, finally, club president Keith Upstone recounted the complete 40 year history of the section. A very fine start to the festive season.