Lincolnshire Past Captains at Greetham Valley
Ninety Captains and past Captains from courses throughout Lincolnshire graced Greetham's Valley course during the week. They were joined by President Jim Lammin and past President's David Brotherton and Trevor Ireland. The Valley course was in great condition but the weather was not at all on the same level. Constant rain and a gusting two club wind made the game very difficult for most of the competitors until the wind managed to push the rain eastwards around mid day. Players in the second half of the draw got the best of the weather.
Roger Mead from South Kyme took third place with thirty six points on count back from eight others with the same score. Greetham's Jim Wheeler was pleased if slightly disappointed to finish second with thirty nine points as he felt that he had made a couple of silly mistakes in the last three holes.
Stuart Sharp took the win and the Silver Salver on count back after he also scored thirty nine. Stuart from Spalding Golf Club said that he was really happy with the way that he had played and was very complimentary about the course and the organisation. Neil Tunstall from Sleaford won the longest drive. Gary Skerritt from Stoke Rochford won nearest the pin on the sixth and Bill Heath won it on the thirteenth.
The society President, David Brotherton and Secretary Alan Smith were full of praise for the Club's handling of the event. He said that the course, food and staff were fantastic. He paid special thanks to Managing Director Robert Hinch who drove back and forward between the club house and a gazebo sited between the ninth and fourteenth tee's with flasks of fresh coffee to keep the competitors warm. He was also full of praise for the efficiency of Competition Secretary Peter Wood and his Wife Tina who coped with soggy cards with both humour and speed to ensure that the competitors were not kept hanging around for any longer than necessary. County Treasurer Chris Lloyd was kind enough to donate a hundred pounds on behalf of the society to the staff in appreciation for all of their hard work.
Posted on 01/06/2015
by Harvey Harrison