Valentines Day Mixed Foursomes

Published: 12th February 2012
Ladies Captain Penny Moon, Charles & Mary Rayment with Club Vice-Captain Tony Rounsevell
Ladies Captain Penny Moon, Charles & Mary Rayment with Club Vice-Captain Tony Rounsevell

Sixty-four mixed golfers put their relationships to the test in Sunday's annual Valentines Day mixed foursomes competition; some more successfully than others. On a brisk day and with the greens running very fast, but with the ball not flying far some respectable scores were returned. Among the more remarkable scores were those of Malcolm and Sue Jones - gross birdies on holes 5, 8 and 17 which gave them 12 points - but sadly only 13 points on the remaining fifiteen holes.

Tony Rounsevell in his pre-amble to the prize giving announced that a Valentines poem had been found on the floor in the Men's locker room; as no one jumped forward to claim ownership of the literature the Vice-Captain decided that all present should hear this golfing lovers poem. It is repeated below -

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.

But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, you hit the golf ball like a ton of lead.

Of loving beauty you float with grace, if only you could hide your face,

I know that you would like to be kissed, but I keep counting the putts you missed.

Kind, intelligent, loving and hot, I should be grateful for what I've got,

I love your smile, your figure and eyes, but with each bad shot the passion dies.

My love for you takes my breath away, especially how you played golf today.

My feelings for you no words can tell, but perhaps tomorrow the clubs we'll sell.

So what inspired this amorous rhyme? Twas 3 parts vodka and 1 part lime.

Those in the prizes were

1st Charles & Mary Rayment 35 points

2nd Keith & Barbara Willmott 33 points

3rd Stuart & Sarah Sandercock 33 points

4th Rodger & Trudy Tremain 33 points

5th Bob & Annie Cruse 31 points