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5 clubs & Lunch at The King William Wed 24th Jan 2024


Today twenty two Venerables braved some very windy conditions to take part in our penultimate competition on this year’s calendar, with some excellent scores recorded.


Unfortunately because of Mrs Akhtar injury our scheduled 4 clubs a putter and a curry had to be changed to 4 clubs a putter and a lunch at the King William pub, that said, the venue, the food, and hospitality was excellent and enjoyed by everyone.


Our thanks goes to Andrew Wyatt for recording the day, to Dave Sephton in anticipation of his work on our website and Dave Watts for helping with the cards.


Last but not least, our gratitude goes to our Competition Secretary Steve King for doing all the administration, arranging the venue and making sure everything was in place including his Sausage and Chips “Well Done Steve”.


The Days Results Below:


2nd Place with 78 Points

Steve King, Dave Sephton & Roger Smith


1st Place with 86  Points

Steve Board, Andrew Wyatt & Nick Muncey. 


4 Clubs & Curry Friday 6th October 2023

Today 21 Venerable’s played in the popular 4 Clubs and a Curry competition.


Even though the weather remained dry, we had to cope with stronger winds than normal. However, this did not prevent some good scores being produced.


Our thanks goes to Mrs Akhtar for the food provided, in particular her signature curry.


A big thanks from everyone must go to Steve King our Competition Secretary for his time organising and administering the event, something that he makes look easier than it really is.


Thanks to Dave Sephton our photographer on the day for making us all look ten years young and me 2 stone lighter.


Todays Winners


2nd Place with 78 Points

Steve King, Steve Board, Steve Williams.


1st Place with 87  Points

John Fisher, Bob Bridges, Gary Raynsford. 


An extremely cold day saw 21 participants set off with their chosen 4 golf clubs and putter to compete in our annual 5 clubs challenge.


Despite the challenging conditions and frozen greens some very respectable scores were recorded, but most players were content to get back to the club house and thaw out.


Apres golf we were treated to one of Mrs. A`s curries and Ed`s fish and chips, after which every one departed looking forward to our next event in around three weeks time.


Our thanks to Steve King for organising the day, to Richard for officiating, to Andrew for the photos, to Dave Sephton for his website skills and to all those who braved the weather and supported the event.

Photos of the day


Below, Ken deciding the table order for lunch - some couldnt wait


For those who could wait their turn this is an orderly queue


Richard about to handover to Steve to give out the days results.

The results were: 


1st.  D. Sephton, M. Phillips, and A. Wyatt   83 points


2nd. S. Bonnett, J. Fisher, and G. Raynsford   82 points


3rd.  K. Rowbotham, S. Board, and C. Young   77 OCB  points


Cyril Harris also took home a prize for winning our 9 hole stableford competition for those players who were unable to use buggies due to the adverse weather / course conditions.  

Richard presenting Cyril with his winnings

Richard presenting 3rd place vino to:

Steve Board, Ken Rowbotham & Craig Young


Below, Richard presenting 2nd place vino to Steve Bonnett, John Fisher & Gary Raynsford


Above, Richard presenting the winners wine to Dave Sephton, Mike Phillips & Andrew Wyatt


On a bright, breezy but chilly day, a modest field of 21 set out for the annual 4 club challenge clutching their favorite 3 clubs and trusty putters. One brave Venerable (we shall call him 'Steve') set forth in his summer outfit and apparently may have found it a tad chilly round the Trossocks.

However, once the results were in it became clear that a few of our number don't actually need the other 10 clubs that they carry round each week. Future events may have to consist of one club and no putter!!!!

The day was topped off by an excellent curry, courtesy of Mrs A, and cod and chips from Ed

Thanks to Richard and Tony for organising and running the event, and to Andrew for the photo's.

On Course


Curry is served


The results were as follows:

In 3rd place:


with a team score of 76 stableford points were Martin Lane, 'Steve' Truckle and Bob Bridges

2nd place:


with 78 points went to Tony Leigh, Mick Williams and Ian Desborough


The winners:


with an excellent 80 points were Andrew Wyatt, Ken Hart and Paddy Keane

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