Photos from the New Member's night last Friday - click on the photo to enlarge . A very successful night
The John Owens 4 Ball Knockout
I am remiss in not confirming the winners of the final of the 4BBB Knockout played between Keith Markwell, Ashley Southon against Kevin Burke and myself. We started at 10.00am, on Sunday 8th August with Keith and Ash taking the first hole. From that point they lead by no more than two throughout until the 18th where they were one up with one to go. They squared the 18th and won, one up. A great match played in great spirit with Keith and Ash worthy winners. The “also rans” will be back next year. Congratulations to them both. pc
White Horse Cup Dinner - Thursday 13th August 2015
the Gentlemen attending
Don Barker wins the White Horse Cup “Golden David”. Unfortunately, Don was in hospital recuperating from an operation last Thursday and had to miss the local dinner and presentation for the White Horse Cup Teams. Those that may not be aware, the “Golden David”, kindly donated by Don & Pam some years ago, was presented annually to the best performer in either White Horse Cup team. This year Don was the successful participant, winning all four matches in which he competed. Our hearty congratulations go to Don on a great effort and our commiserations to Pam for having to try and find a suitable place to put it.
left to right - Jim Phillips, David Burgess, Paul Pettiford, Terry Downing, David Boyd, Bruce Frankland, Alan Turpie, Bob Young, David Stanley, Paul Carroll, Kevin Burke, Peter Girven, Brian Hanrahan, Alex Mulholland, Sam Mulholland, Ashley Southon, David McGinnes & John Mulholland. (the president was a ring-in - thank you for the invitation Paul -kb)
On John Mulholland’s recent trip to the UK he came across a plaque related to the story of the origin of the Stableford system of scoring. Apparently a Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford from Glamorganshire Golf Club Penarth Wales in 1898, had an 11 on a par 3 and decided there had to be a better way of scoring. He invented the Stableford system of scoring to deter golfers from giving up on their round after just one or two bad holes. The system was believed to be first used in competition at Wallasey Golf Club Wallasey England in 1932. I trust you will all join me in offering my heartfelt thanks for his ingenuity.