The sun shone and the wind blew gently as 27 Mals teed-off for President Feely’s Golf Day.
The President’s pre-event preparations and planning was on a scale rarely seen before, with each hole described in detail to aid one’s way around, and no opportunity for winning a prize was overlooked – even turning up just for the dinner proved sufficient for New Boy Russ Webster!
Whilst the recently introduced Handicap Index system caused some confusion at the outset, it clearly didn’t affect the scoring adversely, as there were many decent scores posted. So much so there were a whole host of golfers at the top of the leaderboard covered by very few points.
Getting his nose in front to win the Robinson Receptacle was Jim Ward with 39 points, closely followed by the retiring Golf Organizator Alex in second with 38 points, just ahead via countback from our President and host Wilf Feely.
The winners of the Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive, Wilf’s Waltz Team Event and other assorted categories are listed opposite – pictures of many are also included, although things began to unravel somewhat at the prize giving ceremony so apologies to any winner not included!
Clearly our President had put a great deal of thought and effort in to the day, and this was much appreciated by all. In addition, thanks go to Alex for his sterling work as our Golf Organizator, a role that he now steps back from and that Paul ‘Simmo’ Simmonds is to inherit. As a small token of our appreciation, Alex received a cut crystal tumbler engraved with the immortal words “Many thanks Mr G.O, it’s been a shambles”. He also received a bottle of single malt whisky from the President, which later that evening put the tumbler to good use.
Thanks to all that joined us for what was, as ever, a great Mal de Mer day.
Overall winner : Jim Ward
Runner-up : Alex
Longest drive 5th : Will Cooke
Nearest the pin 6th : Martin Gibbs
Nearest the pin 9th : Ray Farr
Nearest the pin 11th : Keith Willliams
Nearest the pin 13th : Dave Martin
Nearest the pin 15th : Eddie Gladden
Nearest the pin 17th : Paul Simmonds
Alex’s arrow : Charlie Applewhite
Wilf’s waltz : Alistair Hick, Graham Willington and Struan Kenton