Ducks' Dawdle 2nd December 2011

Published: 3rd December 2011, Updated: 5th December 2011
Ducks' Dawdle winners Sue Foster and Mike Jarvis
Ducks' Dawdle winners Sue Foster and Mike Jarvis

The very large entry of sixty-six Lady Vets and Seniors managed to squeeze their Holywell rounds into the clement, occasionally sunny, day topped and tailed by heavy rain.  In spite of contrary fears, the very competitive, four-ball rounds were all completed in less than 3 ½ hours with commendably good scoring throughout the field.  Afterwards seventy-two stalwarts enjoyed an excellent duck dinner in the Club’s dining-room accompanied by balloons, paper hats and party whistles, all of which prompted prolonged behavior reminiscent of childhood.  Seniors Captain, Harry Gliddon, and Lady Vets Captain, Rose Jones thereafter presided over the prize-giving, the nearest-the-pin winners giving passable impressions of one-eyed bandits.  Overall winners were Mike Jarvis and Sue Foster with 43 points just ahead on count-back of Nigel Gallagher and Anne Humphreys, with Derek Kingsbury and Mary Baillie third on 42 points, also ahead on count-back of Mike Parry and Helen Russell, and of David Bentley and Lorna Harper. This is clearly a popular and successful format (repeated in the spring as the Lambs’ Gambol), and the splendid organisation and general good humour reflected very well on the Club itself and all concerned.