Christmas Lunch 2019

 

A total of 32 Venerables set out to play the annual 13 hole team competition all looking forward to one of Mrs A's excellent Christmas lunches, with a further 11 Ven's joining for the lunch.

For the golf, the weather was dry, albeit a tad chilly around the nether regions, with a moderate westerly draft. It was agreed before setting off that due to the overnight rain, all bunkers would be GUR. Suffice it to say that one or two players took the opportunity of going on a tour of the Heydon bunkers, actually visiting one or two bunkers more than once !!

A splendid day, with thanks going to Bernard for organising, Andrew for the photo's, and to Alan, David Baker and Pete Hill for the raffle, and Richard for officiating. Of course, a big thank you to the Akhtars for laying on a splendid lunch.

The raffle raised £220 for the Captain's charities.

BEFORE THE FESTIVE 13 HOLES OF GOLF

Above Bernard reading out the teams

And before the off trolleys huddled together out of the elements

After golf

At the tables

Christmas lunch; Yum Yum

Richard presenting Mrs A & Ashley with Christmas Presents

The results of the team competition were as follows:

 

3rd place with 52 points ocb were Dave Watts, Richard Gardner, Martin Lane, Tony Leigh

 

2nd place also with 52 ocb were Steve Truckle, Bryan Nunn, Mick Williams, Ian Taylor

 

1st place with 63 points were Steve Bonnett, David Jones, Neil Staples, Mike Phillips

Christmas Lunch 2018

 

On a bright, but chilly morning 36 Venerables set out to play the traditional 13 holes pre Xmas lunch, and were joined by a further 7 for lunch. A mixed bag of scores, with some of the teams apparently consuming sufficient alcoholic beverages before heading out to render their scores somewhat uncompetitive. However, one team consisting of messrs Sephton, Eggs, Kidman and Appleton, decided that they would go for a more competitive advantage by playing an extra 2 holes. Sadly, this was still insufficient to get them on the podium.

Our thanks to Bernard for organising the event, to Alan (one knee) Parkes for the raffle, to Grumpy and Noisy (aka Hill and Baker) for ensuring that everyone purchased a raffle ticket, to our intrepid photographer, Andrew Wyatt. and of course to the Akhtars for an excellent lunch.

BEFORE THE FESTIVE 13 HOLES OF GOLF

AFTER GOLF

CHRISTMAS LUNCH TIME

 

Tony presenting Mrs A & Mouna with presents from The Venerables section

THE DAYS RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS

ABOVE PICTURE:

 

In 3rd place with 72 points, Barry Carse, Steve Board, Mike Gray, Mickey Breedon

 

 

BELOW PICTURE:

in 2nd place with 76 points, David Baker, Dave Brown, Graham Jarman, Steve Williams

 

THE WINNERS PICTURED ABOVE:

In first place with 78 points, Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Phil Black, Mick Williams, Ian Desborough