Our club season finished under a cloudy sky (unusual for this heatwave-dominated summer…) with a social roll-up on 8th September.
Our additional members this year have meant that we have been able to participate in three competitions in the Peterborough League. We maintained our third position in our division of the Club 60 league, but unfortunately dropped to the bottom of the table in the Weekend league – we hope for better luck next year. We ventured into the Midweek league for the first time, and achieved third place, despite some of the matches having to be completed in near darkness! Well done to all players, as we secured some very convincing victories in all three leagues. We were disappointed that a number of Friendly matches that had been arranged were cancelled. These matches give less experienced players a valuable opportunity to take part without the pressure to gain league points, as well as promoting the sociable nature of the sport.
We have welcomed some newcomers to the social roll-up sessions on Monday and Friday afternoons. Our end-of-season Charity Match was very well attended. Our chosen charity was Guide Dogs, and we raised a considerable sum. This was in part due to the sale of scrumptious cakes provided by Alison Chisnall – thank you, Alison, our waistlines expanded as well as our coffers!!
We again had a successful range of internal competitions. We all enjoyed spending the day competing in random teams for the Fred Walden Cup; the winner this year was Sadie Stratton, whose efforts off the green in providing a splendid picnic lunch obviously did not distract her from fine performances on the green. Runner-up was Dennis Crouch. Thanks to all members who took part in the other competitions with rounds played over the whole season. The losers might this year be justified in claiming heat exhaustion… but the skills of the eventual winners, some of whom are shown below, were evident regardless of the the temperature.
|Long Jack/Short Jack||John Cooper||Sadie Stratton|
|First to 15||Terry Stratton||John Cooper|
|4 Woods Singles||Sheila Howard||Gordon Haynes|
|4 Woods Pairs||Terry Fotheringham + John Cooper||Peter White + Terry Stratton|