Fortunately, the lying snow from the previous week had all disappeared in time for out annual 13 hole team competition and Christmas lunch. A modest field of 22 Venerables set out to complete 4 holes on the Essex followed by the Cambs, playing a competition of best 2 from 3 stableford scores. In spite of those nice BBC weather forecasters spreading doom and gloom with a mainly moist forecast, the weather behaved itself and we all stayed dry.
Back in the clubhouse, we were joined by another 5 Ven's just attending the lunch and were treated to an excellent Christmas lunch which was washed down with the occasional glass of grape juice.
Our thanks to Steve K for organising the event, to our official photographer Andrew, to Dave Sephton, David Baker and Mike Phillips, to Richard for officiating, and to Ed for a splendid lunch. A true team effort.
A raffle was held to raise funds for the Captains' charity, and including a £24 contribution from Russ, we raised £159
Lunch is served
At the tables
David Baker just checking Kens raffle ticket is in the bag!!
Somebody had a good afternoon !!
Richard thanking both Mrs A & Ed
Richard adressing the vens after a glorious day !!!
The results were as follows:
3rd place with 53 points
Richard Gardner, Dave Sephton, Martin Redgewell
2nd place with 54 points
Dave Watts, John Seale, Steve Truckle
1st place with 56 points
Steve King, Kevin Esplin, Ken Rowbotham
In balmy, almost tropical weather conditions 30 Venerables set forth to play the annual 13 hole 'Xmas lunch' competition. The competition was best 2 of 4 stableford scores on each hole, and as testified by the results, in ideal conditions, there were some good scores to be had.
Back in the clubhouse lunch was eagerly anticipated with many discussions kicking off with 'If only' and 'what if', with the highlight being a side splittingly funny joke from Mr Taylor.
The lunch and service were excellent with many clean plates going back to the kitchen.
Our thanks to Richard for organizing the event, to Ken Rowbotham and David Baker for the raffle, Dave Sephton for the photos, Tony for the scorecards and results, Dave Watts for the staff collection, our skipper Steve for officiating and of course to all the Ven's who supported the event. A god team effort, and an excellent social event.
We raised £155 in the raffle for the Captains charities.
Off we go for 13 holes before lunch
Just the 4th on The Essex to play phew!
Back in the clubhouse waiting for lunch
At the tables
Steve Board presenting presents to Bob, Ed & Mrs A
The days results were as follows:
3rd place OCB with 70 points - Richard Gardner, Steve Board, David Baker, Ian Taylor
2nd place OCB with 70 points - Dave Watts, Steve King, Bob Bridges, Steve Wiliams
1st place with 73 points - Graham Handscombe, Steve Truckle, Martin Appleton, Gary Raynsford
Ending with David Bakers Raffle