On Saturday August 8th, Newbury & Crookham Golf Club held “Captain’s Day”. On a beautiful, but very warm day, Club Captain Keith Watson welcomed a record number of players, 216 members in 54 teams of 4, to play a very challenging format of “Split Sixes”. The first 6 holes 2 out of the 4 scores to count, the next 6 holes 3 out of the 4 to count and the final 6 holes all scores to count, so the tension mounted as the round progressed. Against a par score of 108 stableford points, the winning team was made up of Jason Burton, Mark Gallimore, Paul Ellis and Andrew de Burton who knitted together nicely and played some amazing golf to win by three clear points with a score of 127. The second placed team was that of Carol and John Thorogood, Nick Randall and Craig Ward with 124pts and third was Steve Burton, Roger Williams, Tom Williams and James Dawes with 121pts.
Congratulations to Dave Catt who scored a hole in one on the 6th Hole on Captain’s Day and very generously made sure everyone enjoyed a drink at the bar.
The best gross on the par 3’s went to Kevin Rowe with 14 shots and the stableford prize over the same holes was won by Cilla Osgood with 13pts
The best ‘all lady’ team was that of Jo Russ, Mandy Burton, Linda Hunt and Penny Maughan with 118pts.
The youngest player was Teddy Devlin at 14 years of age and the team with 300 years of experience was Roy Belfield, Colin Povey, Tony Byng and Alan O’Donohue
The nearest the pin and longest drive prizes were won by;
Ladies near pin on 3rd – Norma Kirby
Ladies near pin on 17th Deidra Cuthbert
Ladies long drive on 13th – Jo Grieve
Men near pin on 9th – Tony Byng
Men near pin on 15th – John Martin
Men long drive on 7th – Charlie Gray