What a very enjoyable evening yet again for this annual competition. At about 4.00 pm we didn't think that many folks would turn up to play, well the weather was not very nice to start but, soon cleared up. Originally we had 12 pairs down to play. So I was pleased to say that in the end only one four ball didn't come and so we had 10 pairs going out.
It was great to see some of our younger juniors taking part. Congratulations to two juniors who played in their first competition. David Haenelt, who played with dad, James and Finlay Musker, playing with granddad, Barry Brough. In fact, Finlay only got his handicap the day before! Good going also for Ellie Treadwell who agreed to play with dad, Steve who has just become a Brocton member. Welcome Steve.
Our next club social event is a Spanish Tapas evening on Friday 26th September, 7 for 7:30pm and Justin and the team have created a great Tapas menu!
There will be Sangria, Spanish wine and San Miguel on draft available.
Music with a "spanish flavour" will be provided by Tams & Day.
This trophy was presented in 2006 by the family of Bryan Baker MBE in his memory. Bryan was Captain In 1988 and President in 2003.
Congratulations to Hannah for playing to her new handicap and so winning this trophy. Very steady going Hannah. I am sure both Fern and Liam Rowe are kicking themselves. Fern for her missed putts on the 18th and Liam for his poor front 9 and then going on to shoot a gross 37 on the back 9. Heyho – such is life!
Thank you to the members for the huge support with the Brocton Hall PGA Pro Am last week in allowing the use of the course and in particular John Perkin who spent the entire day ball-spotting on the first hole and to Lady Captain Val Keeling, Christine Davies, Amanda Horne, Di Allder, Gill Bloxham and Trish Sandy who 'womanned' the halfway house.
Paul Broadhurst won the pro medal with a 4 under par 65 and there were 2 teams well out in front with scores of –19, eventually going to Matt Southwell's team from The Chase golf club.
Full scores can be viewed at http://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi14/event/pgagbi14175/contest/3/leaderboard.htm
Nevil Bland - Head Professional