John Owens Memorial Trophy
John Owens was a popular and respected member having joined the club in the early 70’s. In 1995 a bequest was received from his estate of $4000 part of which was used to establish the The John Owens Memorial Trophy for the annual four ball knockout stableford competition.
The final was contested on Sunday 21st of October between Tony Hobson and Piero Dal Bianco v Alan Turpie and Jacob (Ko) Buisman. The event is 4BBB handicap Stableford Match Play .
Both teams had overcome some formidable opposition to reach this point and the final followed the same pattern with the match going to the 20th where Alan and Ko prevailed. Congratulations!
An even break of 22 players on each team made for a competitive score comparison at the end of the day with the men's team running out winners 441 points to 381 thus avenging our defeat when last played in 2016.
The 9.30am shotgun start commenced in a typical Highlands drizzle but turned into a beautiful warm spring day by the end of play. There were no cancellations from the booked players so in my opinion the storms on Saturday and the adverse weather forecast for Sunday did not affect the turnout.
Having the Sunday Roast at the end of play to my mind was an attraction and in my opinion contributed to the larger field than usual and in future, where possible, monthly Medley events must always programmed with a Sunday Roast.
Due to the combination of both these events the day was an unqualified success.
I can't speak highly enough of the quality and quantity of food Regina and her crew provided. The food was delicious and varied, the presentation first class. The same can be said for Tim and his team in the manner they were organised, serving desert, clearing the tables and their bar service. Their pleasant and happy demeanor added to the occasion.