Players arrived on Saturday 2nd December from 07:00 onwards and the majority took advantage of the bacon or sausage bap and coffee special offer provided by the Centre.
As the sun rose at 08:00 it looked doubtful that the competition would run because of the heavy mist that had descended and a decision was taken to delay the start by 15 minutes before the klaxon got us underway at 08:15. Although it was very cold and the mist did not clear the day was enjoyable for the 96 hardy souls that took part. It’s fair to say that playing conditions were particularly testing given the visibility issues and the frozen ground conditions.
Back at the clubhouse, a bottle of wine was given to all the competitors by John Kelly.
The winners with an impressive 42 points were Simon White and Kevin Holmes. The top ten pairs all received vouchers for local butchers Banners,
1st Simon White & Kevin Holmes 42
2nd Jordan Armstrong & Liam Tarplee 41
3rd Jeff Rushton & Micky Burrows 40 (BB9)
4th John Powell & Richard Ewen 40
5th Carolyn Fox & Jude McManus 39 (BB9)
6th John Wall & Barry Smart 39
7th Ian Barber & Ray Cole 37 (BB9)
8th Milan Pejovic & Scott Taylor 37 (BB3)
9th Adrain Chatterton & Keith Plowman 37 (BB6)
10th Seth Leher & Keith Forbes 37
The featured image shows your hardy Captains and Vice Captains setting off.