The Club is known for its competitive, social and charity sides and it is with great pride that Thursday’s event showed its caring side and took as its focus, past Lady Captain Christine Earp.
As many of you will know Christine became ill at the beginning of the year and has been confined to hospital since that time. We are delighted to report that through the devotion and loving care and prayers of her family she is now making progress although there is a long way to go.
Our present Lady Captain Jacky Chadwick, organised this event. She received wonderful support from both members and Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church and the day included a huge raffle; a testing putting competition; a whisky roll; a quiz; cake sale and about 20 golfing teams of four playing a bowmaker whilst battling the sweltering conditions on the hottest day of the year so far, mercifully tempered with a breeze.
The photograph shows Jacky and Jim Ford – Jim was Club Captain with Christine as his Lady Captain in 2011.
The event was fittingly won by Jim’s team (which including Christine’s husband Pete Marshall) and Jim’s touching words of best wishes to Christine and all of her family were well received and echoed by us all. The day realised £1,200 for Hosanna School, Kampala, Uganda which Christine and her family support through the church.
The prestigious 36 hole Club Championship was indeed a feast of quality golf on Sunday 22nd June 2014.
What else could we ask for? Blazing sunshine, minimal breeze, fast greens holding true and consistent throughout, rough that was difficult and a course superbly prepared as a fair and challenging test of golf.
The gross score result was as follows:
1st D Wood (Scr) 73, 74
2nd S Riddell (Scr) 76,73
3rd K Rubel (4) 74,76
This remarkable result for Dave was his 14th victory in the event, over four decades, and demonstrates his great skill, focus of concentration and his extraordinary consistency over that period of time – truly a great champion.
What a glorious sunny Captain’s Day we all enjoyed on Saturday 14th June 2014. The advertising on the tees shimmered like white sails in the breeze. The whole course looked like a major professional tour event.
Our Captain, Chris Smith, laid on food and refreshments at the half way house, served in cheery style by Jackie and Jenny. A superb running buffet enabled us to satisfy the inner man from the exertions of the course.
The evening topped the day with an auction, raffle and finally the prize-giving, making us ever closer to the mini-bus for the Ruskin Mill College students, your chosen charity.
Congratulations to Alex Ell in taking the male Captain’s Day prize, with a very creditable 44 points.
Thank you Captain for a thoroughly memorable day.
|1st||£35 each||D Clark||Cotswold Edge||77|
|2nd||£30 each||S Symonds||Farrington Park||75|
|3rd||£25 each||J Gazzard||Cotswold Edge||73|
The Men’s Invitation Four ball better ball afternoon event was contested between 44 players in sunny conditions.
The course was lush and green following spells of rain and sunshine, fairways were soft, the rough was particularly tricky and well worth avoiding.
Scoring was deceptively difficult with a heavy humid atmosphere and little run on the ball.
First: Carl Hill (CSGC) & Mike Jones (Forest Hills GC) – 43 points (see photograph).
Second: Stuart Macdonald (CSGC) & Gary Ward (Kendleshire GC) – 42 points.
Third: Scott Forsyth (CSGC) & Peter Tomlinson – 40 points.
Our Captain Chris Smith presented the prizes, and passed on the warm wishes that so many of the players had given to him concerning the friendly and challenging competition. He was also pleased with the money raised by contributors to his raffle for his charity, Ruskin Mill College.
Members are welcome to submit items for inclusion on the website news page.
A photograph can be incorporated in the news items.