The Chicken Chase

Published: 15th December 2013
Lady Captain Jax Buse, Angela Tickner, Janet Walton, Brenda Sandry and Jayne Brenton
Lady Captain Jax Buse, Angela Tickner, Janet Walton, Brenda Sandry and Jayne Brenton

 

The annual Chicken Chase was held on Saturday 14th December and was played on the Holywell Course. This is always a fun, team competition and the format this year was a better ball competition where the best two scores from a team of four, count on each hole.

Lady Captain Jax Buse welcomed players wearing a most befitting hat in the shape of a chicken and it was a colourful sight as all 76 competitors made their way to the starting positions. Players had to cope with increasingly strong winds as the round progressed and were thankful for the selection of refreshments served at the 8th tee by Di Dingle and Di Mindel.

Everyone was pleased to return to the shelter of the clubhouse where they sat down to a lovely roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. This year, players had the opportunity to test their golfing knowledge in the form of a quiz compiled by Trudy Tremain.

 Prizes were awarded by Captain Jax Buse  to the top six teams:

1st Angela Tickner, Jayne Brenton, Janet Walton, Brenda Sandry  88 points

2nd Barbara Robson, Marie de Boer, Maxine Rich, Pam Hall  86 points

3rd Sue Willmott, Carole Carter, Sue Moore, Catherine Beagley  81 points

4th Penny Moon, Sue Kingston, Rhowen Yoki, Bobbie Rounsevell  80 points (on count back)

5th Sarah Sandercock, Viv Steer, Carolyn Ramsbottom, Jackie Fisher  80 points

6th Heather Brewer, Sue Richards, Pauline Wilkins, Cath Buscombe  79 points

On behalf of the winning team, Janet Walton thanked Jax for hosting a wonderful day and wished everyone a Merry Xmas. After the prize giving, the festivities continued with carol singing accompanied by St Minver Silver Band which rounded off a most enjoyable day.