Greenkeepers Match

Published: 6th December 2013
The winning team of John Baxter, David Elliott, Derrick Daniels and Steve Urell
The winning team of John Baxter, David Elliott, Derrick Daniels and Steve Urell

These days the term "match" is a bit of a misnomer as this annual fixture, this year played on 6th December, is a team competition basically made up of players representing the Greenkeeping staff and the Committees plus a few interlopers playing a best 2 Stableford format. The winning score of 91 points was a credit to the winning team and especially to Steve Urell, our Horticultural Engineer, who keeps all the expensive machinery in fine fettle who made a significant contribution to the overall score.

As you can see from the picture Steve is holding the magnificent trophy which had been lost for several years but has made an amazing come back - it is rumoured that the Course Manager had been holding it in the hope of a ransom which went unpaid. After the golf, held on the Holywell in very pleasant conditions, pasties, beer and mulled wine were enjoyed by all and Steve gave a "thank you" speech saying it had been a good year for him adding this to the successes he has had on his trials motor cycle.