How does he do it ? Captain Sunshine strikes again; some even call him the Sun God and despite a wet forecast Captain\'s Day was played in glorious sun which continued through the evening for the Bar-B-Q. The half an inch of rain over the previous 48 hours certainly made the course look less parched and it was forecast to continue but by the time play commenced the sun was shining but there was a strong and blustery wind. A full house of 22 teams of 4 played on the Church and there were further teams playing on the Holywell; in total 110 Members took part which is the most for many a long year.
The format of 2 scores to count off full handicap with the Men off the yellow tees made things look quite easy but that took no account of the wind and rough and the winning score of 88 which was only 2 short of averaging 5 points a hole was really very good play indeed. The day was enlivened with the St Austell Brewery van dispensing drinks at the 10th, Mike Buse gallantly acting as a ball spotter on the same hole doing an impersonation of an Commonweath Games gymnast having lost his footing, Terry Buscombe playing from the wrong tee box and Chris Tickner managing to hit a tee marker on the 1st. Fines for the Captain\'s Charity were duly levied.
There were prizes galore incluing a special prize on both courses for the team that lost most balls.... of golf balls (names withheld to spare any blushes). The lengthy list of prize winners is below:-
1st David Elliott, Rypke de Boer, Nigel Buse, Marie Bradbury 88 pts
2nd Jax Buse, Norman Hawkey, Susie Hoddell, Keith Howard 87pts
3rd Susie Willmott, David Barber, Harry Gliddon, Cath Buscombe 82pts
4th Shaun Beare, Malcolm Dingle, Beth Elliott, Mike Worden 81 pts
5th Jo Gadney, Keith Willmott, Ruth East, Richard Bentley 80 pts
Jax Buse, Sue Jones, Anne Irons, John Russell, Janet Walton and Tony Rounsevell
1st Janet Walton, John Russell, Anne Irons, Sue Jones 92 pts
2nd Mike Jarvis, Judy Redman, Di Mindel, Terry Carter 85 pts
Nearest the Pin Church
5th Keith Searle
8th Annie Cruse
11th Richard Parsons
15th Rex Molloy
17th Ken Perring
Nearest the Pin Holywell
12th Tony Mindel
18th Henry Irons
It has to be said that the unusual method and route employed by Annie Cruse to get closest on the 8th resulted in her team serenading the audience to \"Its not what you do but the way that you do it\".
The music was good, the weather was good, the golf was good, the Bar-B-Q was good and the Captain was brilliant!