Captain's Day 2017 - Mr John Gibson

  • This year's ever-popular event - Captain's Day - took place in bright and fine conditions, a carbon copy of last year's weather. 

    Captain John had decided to follow his predecessor Past Captain Nigel's example and continue with a more orthodox competition - a MEDALFORD format - which has proved quite popular in the past. As in a certain TV quiz show the object of the exercise is to score as few points as possible, achieved by taking the total of the better-ball nett MEDAL scores made on the front nine holes and subtracting from it the total of the better-ball StableFORD points made on the back nine - hence the title "MEDALFORD"! Simples!

    Congratulations to all the prize winners, including:-

    • Captain's Prize - Tom and David Bagshaw who scored 4 points and each won suit carriers.
    • Runners-up - Arthur Robinson & Rob Oscroft who scored 5 points and each won an iClip
    • 3rd Prize - Stephen Daniels & Rae Porter who scored 6 points and each won a wine box

    The Ladies 9 hole Stableford was won by Rhona Nanda with an excellent score of 21 points.

    The A1 Drive was won by Roger Welham who was presented with a bottle of Chateauneuf.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the day's events, especially to those who donated a prize to the raffle.

    The evening was spent in riotous misbehaviour as Captain John was celebrating his "21st + a few" birthday. Unfortunately the resident photographer took the night off, so if anyone has some impromptu piccies which they are prepared to release (copyright-free), they would be gratefully accepted by the Office for publication on the website. Nothing too saucy, mind - we do have Club standards and public decency to consider!

    In excess of £1400 was raised for the Captains' charity MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) - a superb achievement.

    The gallery below reflects the success of the day and the obvious enjoyment of all concerned - a testament to those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and helped everything run so smoothly.