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Captains & Guests Event - Halesowen GC on Monday 10th October 2016 - REPORT

Halesowen GC on a beautifully clear and crisp sunny morning was to prove to be an ideal venue for the 2016 WUGC Captains & Guests Tournament. 18 clubs were represented in the 4BBB Stableford format.

The day started with a bacon bap, tea and coffee before the teams made their way to either the 1st or 13th tee to start at 11.00am.

Ralph Dicker (Halesowen GC Captain) and his partner John Thornton welcome the Stourbridge Team of Alston Taylor and Rob Fulton to the 1st Tee at Halesowen GC.

The Halesowen course was in excellent condition, with the greens exceptionally true and fast. Many players were to discover that you needed to hit the right part of the greens if you didn't want a tricky putt. 

As usual in this event, the golf was of a high quality and the scoring was equally as good. The top three places were taken by:

  • 1st place, Dean Pointon & Leigh Edgar (Gaudet Luce GC) - 41 points
  • 2nd place, John Bunce & Dave Yeomans (Little Lakes GC) - 40 points
  • 3rd place, Ralph Dicker & John Thornton (Halesowen GC) - 39 points

Prizes were also awarded for best front 9 (Brian Osborne & Martin Williams, Evesham GC) with 20 points and best back 9 (John Winspur & Carl Forrester, Fulford Heath GC) with 19 points.

The day was rounded off with a meal and presentation. Ralph Dicker (Halesowen GC Captain) welcomed everyone to the club and Will Painter (WUGC President) responded by thanking Halesowen GC and its members for hosting the event. Will also thanked the bar and catering staff, and the green keeping team for presenting the course in such top class condition. Will also thanked Dave McDermott and Mark Ralphs, from the WUGC Executive, who had helped the day run so smoothly.