The club celebrated Burns’ night with a traditional haggis, tatties & neeps supper.
The evening was expertly organised by Ron Gibson and his social committee. Our genial host, Jim Ford, initiated proceedings with his usual good humour and set the scene perfectly with the piping in of the haggis (see photo).
We were then treated to a traditional “cheers and good health” (Slawn-je vah) toast, a concise description of Burns’ immortal memory, toasts to the lassies & the lads followed by modest singing of some Scottish airs.
The evening was well punctuated with plenty to eat and not a little to drink – A splendid evening was enjoyed by everyone. Images of the whole event can be found by taking the following link to Flickr:-
The Club celebrated the passing of the old year and the entrance of 2015 in fine style. Our genial ever-smiling host, Chris Pearce, ensured the evening went with a swing. The food was excellent, the music was a blast! Great fun all round.
Ron Gibson and his team have organised a number of forthcoming events, continuing with our traditional Burns’ Supper (24th January) followed by an evening of Soul Music in February. See you there.
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A new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
Happy New Year.
Have we noticed that, despite last Saturday’s deluge, we have been blessed with a wonderful Autumn this year? We should reflect on the words of the poet William Henry Davies:-
What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.
I took some photographs around our beautiful course on Sunday (9th Nov) and marvelled at our stunning surroundings.
Whatever the Winter holds for us there will always be times when we can, and should, just gaze.
Sunday 28th September we hosted the 36 hole Cotswold Trophy as part of the Prestigious GGU Duchess Salver.
The course proved a credit to JK and his team with smooth, fast greens, and lush testing semi-rough. The weather was benign with bright sunshine after the early morning mist and a humid atmosphere, which taxed the stamina of the entire 50 strong field, on this the same day as the Ryder Cup climax.
The victor for both the Trophy & the Duchess Salver was Henbury’s Nick Day. His stunning performance included a morning round of 66 (6 under par) followed by 70 (2 under par) for a total 136.
Nick’s 66 improves his own CS course record (68) scored in the County Championships. The runner up was Mitch Waite (Filton) 70 – 69 = 139. These two were well clear of the field, but we must mention Stuart Macdonald who came 4th and Andy Hale who finished second in the Duchess Salver for the second year in a row.
Our grateful thanks, on a well organised event, go to our event starters (Ian Hughes & Paul Denton), Competition Secretary Clive Reynolds and our Captain Elect, Dave Clare, for presenting the prizes.
It’s probably safe to say that Captain Chris Smith is truly breaking new grounds this year. On Thursday 14th August 2014 he hosted an all star Am/Am. There were 22 teams of 4 each with one celebrity.
The conditions were tricky with good scoring only being rewarded with limited beer and close concentration.
Dinner in the evening was a much less sober affair, it was hosted by Martyn Ball with ex-England rugby winger David Trick providing a most entertaining Q & A session – this included contributions from Ron Atkinson, Neil Back & Mike Tindall and, as you might expect, they had the guests in fits of laughter.
The attached image shows 4 rugby internationals having represented England 189 times including those having played in 6 Lions tours – Wow! (Mark (Ronnie) Reagan, Neil Back, Chris, Mike Tindall).
The celeb who’s who included – Andy Caddick, Gladstone Small, Hamish Marshall, Lewis Carey, Russell Osman plus those already mentioned and others.
The winning team was from City Plumbing captained by Steve “Tango” Kirby. But the real winners will be Ruskin Mill College as the £12k raised at this event takes us closer to our target.
Everyone commented how he had enjoyed the event; well done lads!
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