On the Course...
So, after last week's big build up, I'd better kick off with the eagerly awaited result of the big ladies match on Saturday. The Business Ladies took on the Tuesday Ladies and what a match it was, next year I believe Sky Sports want to get involved. The result, well it was a close one with only a point in it, but this year The Tuesday Ladies have won the bragging rights until next time with a narrow victory of 3.5 to 2.5.
Sunday saw the men split into two competitions, for the more mature chaps it was the Dr Alexander Trophy for the over 55's and all the young bucks played in an Alternative Stableford. The Dr Alexander was a very close run thing with John Cresswell, Dave Taylor, Paul Hague and Roy Jones all on a cracking 40 points, but just nudging his nose out in front through the countback was the winner Paul Hague. All great rounds but well played Paul, although all handicap cuts a week before the Club Champs?
The Alternative Stableford was won by, 'man on form,' Cameron Morris with a very impressive 39 points which takes him down to five dead. Cam seems to have stood up at more presentations than I have in the last month or so, so let's hope he can carry the form through this weekend.
I will send a reminder email out separately about this weekend's Men's Club Championship, but fingers crossed on the weather as we have one of the biggest fields in attendance for quite some years with 96 competitors. All are welcome to come up on Sunday afternoon for a drink and watch the presentation which is now traditionally held on the 18th green at approximately 3pm. This will be followed by another tradition, the charity 150 yard challenge which always throws up some hilarious scenes! So please come up and enjoy the weekend at the club.
A week on Saturday we have the England vs. The Rest of the World event. This event is played at lunchtime and is a stableford competition of which every point counts for your respective side. The presentation is made of this coverted trophy after play when food is available as well as a bit of live music laid of by Roger Wildig. Always makes for a great afternoon at the club, so if you would like to represent your country then please head to the men's competition board and add your name to the list. This is open to ladies, gents and juniors, so long as you are a six or seven day member.
Now this is a great opportunity to do your bit for the Captain's Charity and have a once in a lifetime experience! So member, Richard Halifax, has very kindly donated a cracking golf bag from his Trilby Tour adventures, but the Captain Adrian Northeast, in a moment of weakness, also offered to adore the accompanying caddies' boiler suit and caddy for the highest bidder on a round of their choice. This is a silent auction so please email any bids across to me by clicking here and we will at The Monte Carlo Trophy announce the lucky and generous winner.
The Pro Shop Spring/Summer Clothing Sale continues to make way for the new autumn/winter collections coming in in the next week or so, including Under Armour, Glenmuir's logo'd range and Puma. Offers include:
Club Championships Draw
We still have a few spaces left on the board for a chance to win a Motocaddy S1 electric trolley with a 36 hole Lithium battery worth £549 (or goods to the value of). Pop into the shop and simply buy a square or two, £2 per square or ten for £10. The draw will be made at the presentation of the Men's Club Championships on Sunday, 4 September.