Club Captain Tony Mindel (L) with Church Course winners Lynn Ashcroft and Andy Farrant with Ladies Captain Di Mindel (R)
This was a "flag" stroke play medal competition the object being to get as far as possible before running out of shots; the determination of the shots available being half combined, thus a pair with 16 shots has a total of 91 shots (SSS 75 + 16 = 91) before the round is over and their "flag" is planted.
The weather was absolutely perfect with just enough NW breeze to temper the sun. With the course completely burnt conditions were such as to both help and hinder; a straight drive was rewarded with considerable run flattering the normally short hitter. On the other hand a shot landing on the green was not guaranteed to stay there - not at all. And some of the bounces were somewhat unpredictable. This was pure links golf. A good number of pairs reached the 18th green with their allowance but that was not good enough to be in the prizes. Most unusually 2nd place included a tie and the Captain in his wisdom decided that the two Ladies involved should have the 2nd place prizes with the two Men having to content themsleves with the 3rd place prizes - from the acclamation this decision received it was a popular one.
In the prizes on the Church Course were
1st Lynn Ashcroft & Andy Farrant (6" from the pin on the 19th)
2nd Annie Hawkey & Penny Cartright (2' from the pin on the 19th)
3rd Norman Hawkey & Martin Trees (2' from the pin on the 19th)
4th Sarah Fisher & Lewis Bradley (113yds from the pin on the 19th)
On the Holywell Course
1st Sue & Kevin Richards
2nd Carol & Kevin Birkett
After the golf there was a BBQ and back by popular demand The Swing Empire, a sophisticated 7 piece swing/jazz ensemble that performed many well known classics from “the golden age of swing” and had many up showing their jive skills on the grass in fron of the Club House.