FIVE CLUBS & CURRY – 16 JANUARY 2019
On a chilly, damp, breezy morning an excellent turnout of 38 Venerables set off clutching their favourite 4 clubs and a putter, for this much anticipated annual event.
A ‘mixed bag’ of scores in what were somewhat difficult conditions, followed by one of Mrs A’s curries. Our thanks to Bernard for organising the event.
Bernard reading out the days pairings
A chilly day on the course
Food glorious food
Richard reading out the days results:
In 3rd place with 87 points were Colin Edge, Graham Kipping (not in picture) and Steve Williams.
In 2nd place, on count back, with 88 points were John Faherty, Derek Buxton and Ian Desborough.
In 1st place, on count back, also with 88 points were David Baker, Richard Gardner and Neil Staples.
On a crisp, but sunny and dry morning, 28 Ven’s set out to play the annual 4 club competition with their choice of 3 clubs plus a putter.
Not surprisingly, the scores were a mixed bag, with some players missing their other 10 clubs, and some not really noticing their absence. The golf was followed by an excellent curry from Mrs A.
Our thanks to Bernard, who stepped in for Merv, and did a splendid job of organising the event.
Below Bernard outlining the rules and number of clubs before the off!
Out on the course
Back in the clubhouse
Cyril, Ham Eggs & Chips please!!!!!!
Cyril’s now happy!
And so are we!
The days results:
Below – 3rd place OCB with a team score of 70 points were Steve Board, Richard Gardner and Martin Appleton.
Above – 2nd place with 71 points were Bob Bridges, John Searle and Ian Taylor.
Below – Richard presenting the winners with 73 points – Dave Watts, Ian Desborough, Terry Gardner and Gary Raynsford.
|On a bright, but very breezy day, 22 intrepid Venerables participated in the 5 club challenge, all looking forward to one of Mrs A’s excellent curry’s at the end of the round (that is apart from the 5 less adventurous Ven’s who opted for the alternative menu of ham, egg and chips). The 22 were joined by a further 5 who attended for the lunch only.
An indication of the difficult conditions were reflected in this years winning scores, which were some 15 points lower than 2017.
The event was organised by Merv Cooke, Alan Parkes and Richard Gardner. Andrew Wyatt was in charge of photography.
|OUT ON THE COURSE|
|BACK IN THE CLUBHOUSE|
|Top picture above – in 3rd place with 68 points were|
|Dave Watts, Martin Lane and Richard Gardner|
|Bottom picture above – 2nd place with 69 points were|
|Steve Bonnett, Ian Desborough and Micky Williams who had to leave early|
|Winners picture above With 70 Points Steve King, Mike Gray and Russ Morgan|