43 players set out and even though they endured a couple of short bouts of moisture and ‘wind’ all finished in good spirits, though maybe not all with scores like the leaders in the 40’s or high 30’s.

As ever Mrs A did us proud with one of her sumptuous buffets which gave us sustenance to endure the shouts of jealous derision as the better prizes are claimed during the scrum we call the raffle.

Thanks to Bernard Brown and impresario Dave Watts for organising a splendid event, David Baker and Alan Parkes for extracting ‘fivers’ for an excellent raffle,  and Andrew Wyatt for his phtographic skills.

Overall an enjoyable and well deserved salute to our captain Richard.

 

Pre Golf

Dave Watts giving out the days instructions

A little practice before we go

On the course

After golf, oh what could have been!

Food glorious food

The presentation for the days winners:

Nearest the pin in two – Graham Handscombe

Nearest the pin – Paul Kidman

Longest drive on the Essex – Colin Edge

Longest drive on the Cambs – Steve Board

 

Hidden Pairs

1st Place – Ian Desborough & Graham Handscombe

2nd Place – Richard Gardner & Graham Jarman

9 Hole  Best Stableford Score on the Cambs – Terry Gardner (21 pts)

9 Hole Best Stablesford Score on the Essex –  Paul Kidman (20 pts)

Overal Winner of the Victor Soanes Trophy with a magnificant score of 41 pts – IAN DESBOROUGH

 

 

 

Finishing off the day with Alan Parkes & David Bakers excellent raffle

A splendid day with 31 participants playing 18 holes of Stableford golf in excellent weather followed by Mrs A’s superb buffet. Then the Grand Raffle organised/guided/controlled by Alan Parkes aided and abetted by Peter Hill and David Baker.

 

Many thanks to Dave Watts for organising the day supported by the usual suspect

Arrival and briefings

Back in the clubhouse

Prize giving

Nearest the pin in Two, 4th on Cambs – Ken Rowbotham (below top picture)

Nearest the pin, 8th on Essex – Derek Buxton (below bottom picture)

Longest drive 6th on Essex – Tom Woods – (left picture)

Longest drive 7th on Cambs – Dave Sephton (right picture)

9 hole individual Stableford on Cambs – Leon Covington (top right picture)

9 hole individual Stableford on Essex – Graham Jarman (bottom right picture)

Hidden pairs – Barry Carse and Peter Howarth (left picture)

Winner of the Victor Soanes Cup Steve Truckle with 43 points

David Soanes & Tony Leigh presenting the trophy to Steve below

Who’s a happy boy!

A splendid day with 39 participants playing 18 holes of Stableford golf in excellent weather followed by Mrs A’s superb buffet. Then the Grand Raffle organised/guided/controlled by Alan Parkes aided and abetted by Peter Hill and Andrew Wyatt.

 

Many thanks to Peter Wildblood for organising the day supported by the usual suspects.

 

ARRIVAL AND BRIEFINGS

STARTING 

SCORING & WAITING FOR THE CALL TO LUNCH

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

THE PRIZE WINNERS

Left: overall winner Soanes Trophy with 39 points, Paddy Keane.

 

Hidden pairs winners Dave Watts & Ron Webster with 74 pts.

Left: best 9 holes Cambs, Mike Tillett 22pts.

 

Right: best 9 holes Essex, Mike Gray, 21 pts. 

Left: nearest pin in two, 4th hole Cambs, Tony Leigh.

 

Right: nearest pin 8th Essex, Bob Bridges

   Left: longest drive 7th Cambs, Roger Smith.                                          Right: longest drive 6th Essex, Steve King.

THE GRAND RAFFLE

SOME CANDID SNAPS