This was the second running of the Venerables Memorial competition, featuring the popular Texas Scramble.
24 Venerables took part, and albeit a tad chilly for the end of April, fortunately the weather stayed dry.. The competition was followed by a toast to our 'absent friends; and an excellent lunch of either a Mrs A's curry,, Ed's chicken pie and even the occasional vegan meal.
After the presentation of prizes we conducted our annual 'Grand Draw' raising money for Venerables funds.
Our thanks to Richard for officiating, Steve K for organising the event, Steve B for organising the Grand Draw, David Baker for extracting money from most Venerables, to Andrew, our official photographer, and to Dave for the splendid website where you are reading this and admiring the photos.
Some counting after the 18th ?
Sharing wine to toast absent friends
Above picture - Richard talking about the Memorial Competition
Steve King reading out the days results
The results of the Texas Scramble were as follows:
3rd place with a net score of 67.7 were David Baker, Terry Gardner, Richard Yaxley
2nd place with 65.6 were Steve King, Richard Gardner, Craig Young
1st place with 62.6 were Dave Sephton, Ken Rowbotham, Russ Morgan
2nd Place with 65.6pts Steve King, Richard Gardner & Craig Young 3rd Place with 67.7 pts David Baker, Richard Yaxley & Terry Gardner
The days winners above with 62.6 pts - Ken Rowbotham, Russ Morgan & Dave Sephton
An excellent day concluded with the grand draw
Steve Board & David Baker about to give out draw prizes
Texas Scramble (Memorial Competition) Friday 25th June 2021
It’s been some time since we’ve been able to get together for a team event. The Memorial Texas Scramble on 25th June enabled those who played to have a morning of competitive golf followed by a socially distanced gathering in the clubhouse.
This was the first staging of this competition, added to the calendar to remember those Venerables who are no longer with us. Particularly this year we remembered Bernard Brown, Martin Foulger and Mervyn Cooke. Captain Steve proposed a toast to absent friends.
Tony Leigh gave the competition results as follows:
Presentation to the days lucky winners below:
Coming third with a nett 68.2
Terry Gardner, Dave Sephton and Russ Morgan.
Second with nett 66.1
Steve Bonnett, Mike Phillips and Richard Gardner
Above Picture - Winners by the narrowest margins with nett 66
Steve Board, Ken Rowbotham and Martin Arthur.