Captains Day - 21st May 2011
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Venue Upper Sapey Golf Club
Weather dry with enough wind to add to the challenge
I don’t know if the large turnout was out of respect for our captain, or recognition that our fixture secretary has a knack of choosing cracking venues. Anyway 27 of us took up the invitation to the Captains Day Challenge which commenced on the par 3 course in the morning followed by the main event in the afternoon.
Upper Sapey has matured in to a challenging and tight, in places, course, and judging from the way the wind caused problems from the first tee, we knew we were all in for a contest. The greens were once again the cause of debate, mainly from players making major contributions to the captain’s charity, but it was a fair and most enjoyable test.
You know it ha been tough when the winner’s card has 2 eights on it, but that was the case, so well done to Robbie Davies, who we don’t expect to see again this year as he will probably be playing off single figures! Brian Marshall ran Robbie close with another rare sighting “Moggy” the cat Ford finishing third. Judging from the high volume of entrants scoring net 70’s Vic is in for a rare old treat when he gets the cards.
Mr. consistency Sir Les Stallard scored best stableford. Ray Izod scooped nearest the pin with a magnificent effort and Phil “big boy” Wilson won longest drive with a drive measured at 296 yards.
Lloyd Gough won beat guest (he was the only guest) and Captain Kilby fell on sword by finishing last. He also had the last word (quite a few of them actually) with the presentation of prizes. Well done Tim.
We look forward the next get together at the rambler’s paradise that is Monmouth at the end of June. If you are reading this and would like to carry on the role of fixture secretary, which Dave is vacating at the end of the year, please speak to a committee member, as we need fixtures to run a society.
See you in Monmouth