On Monday 29th October, 52 valiant souls took part in Captain Colin’s final event of his year when the long delayed Dudley Watts and Len Howarth competitions were played on the Church, with 36 players, and the Holywell , with 16.. The weather stayed dry, although quite cold, as befitted Colin’s enviable weather record, but it also ended my own rather poorer performance in my year to date! Let’s hope that is a good omen for the rest of the year.
We were very pleased to see the participation of 5 of our members who boasted single figure handicaps and one of our stalwarts commented that it was very nice to go round the course watching two members of his four who could actually play quality golf! One of those was the eventual winner of the Dudley Watts, our management committee chairman, Martin Biddle, with an impressive score of 39 points. In second place, and leader in the club house until the very last minute, was Richard Norsworthy with a very creditable 34 and in 3rd place, after a somewhat embarrassing stewards enquiry, was our new Seniors Open Secretary, Derek Stevens on 32 points. Sorry, Tony, I’ll be more careful next time!
On the Holywell, the Len Howarth was won with a very creditable 36 points by Ian Hall. Harry Gliddon was a close 2nd with 35 points,
The golf was followed by a lively presentation, AGM and pleasant dinner. A big thank you to Simon, Ian and his team and the bar staff for a great meal and all in all a very enjoyable day.
A good turnout and hopefully enjoyed by all. We did, though, miss the presence of our hard working member, David Balmford, and at the AGM the meeting was unanimous in offering their very best wishes to Betty, David’s wife. who, we gather, had suffered a nasty fall at the weekend. I have passed our best wishes on to David who tells me Betty is recovering well so hopefully David will be able to join us again soon.
See you all on Monday for our first League stableford.
Geoff Matthews: (now officially) Seniors Captain