This year, the Lamb Gambol was held on Friday 2nd of May and was very much enjoyed by all the competitors. The weather was kind with not too much wind, just enough sun and no rain at all. Strangely the winning score was no less than 8 shots worse than last year.
There were two events which bare retelling, both refer to the Seniors as opposed to the lovely Lady Vets to whose secrets I am not privy. Firstly there was a strange case of cross-dressing in the men's changing room perpetrated by one of the high winners. This man has been known to confused his and other people's shoes before - but really. There is a rumour that security cameras will shortly be installed to combat this behaviour. Question is – who will monitor them?
The other occurrence involved the ever youthful Fred Leese. He took his driver at the 16th (110yds) and hit the ball a bit low and left into the left hand bank. It bounced right and came to rest about two feet short of the green. Fred proceeded to hole his 10yd putt and it yielded 5 stableford points and a net 0. Unfortunately there was no acknowledgement for this unforeseen and remarkable feat amongst the superb array of prizes provided and presented by Di and Tony Mindel but Fred graciously accepted the enthusiastic applause of all present.
The presentation ended this delightful event and Captains Nigel Thomas and Annie Matthews thanked all those involved in the organisation particularly the catering staff who had prepared such a sumptuous feast.
LAMB GAMBOL PRIZE LIST 2014
1st Leg of Lamb
PETER MEREDITH AND NAN GIRLING Countback (Last 3) 43
2nd Half Leg of Lamb and Bottle of Wine
DERMOTT STUDD & BETH ELLIOTT 43
3rd Rack of Lamb (6) and Bottle of Wine
GEOFF MATTHEWS & ROSE JONES Countback 42
4th Half Leg of Lamb
TERRY BUSCOMBE & SUE JONES 42
5th Rack of Lamb (6) plus a Mars BAAA
NIGEL THOMAS & PAULINE MEREDITH Countback 41
6th Rack of Lamb (6)
BILL COMYN & BARBARA ROBSON 41
7th Rack of Lamb (4)
DEREK RUSHTON & PAM HALL 41
8th Two Butterfly Chops
TYRRELL SANDRY & LORNA HARPER 41
9th Elizabeth Shaw ‘Mince’
TONY MINDEL & SUE WALKER Countback 40
10th Butterfly Chops
JIM CROUCH & ANNIE MATTHEWS 40
Nearest the Pin……………….Bottle of Wine
Ladies 4th BETH ELLIOTT
16th JANET WALTON
Gentlemen 5th DAVID BALMFORD
18th GEOFF MATTHEWS