This was our last get together for the 2018 season and everyone was looking forward to playing at Stourbridge Golf Club. We could not have asked for better weather for this time of the year and the course was presented beautifully.
All 30 players met for coffee and bacon baps, before score cards with teams of three were given out. A few apologies were given: Mark Reid, Gary Bristow and Will Painter.
The format would be a stableford full handicap competition with 1 to count on par 5’s, 2 to count on par 4’s and 3 to count on par 3’s. 10 teams of 3 were evenly matched to give all teams a chance of producing a winning score.
First place went to the team including our newcomer to the seniors, and newly appointed 2nd team County Captain, Duncan Macpherson, with past senior captain, Pete Adams and Dave McGillivray (newly appointed County President elect).
2nd place went to Shaun Thornhill, Bryan Swain and Rob Buckey. Finally, 3rd place was won by the team of Bill Thompson, (County Chairman,) Martin Mahon and Mick O’Donnell.
Afterwards, Mr Grenville Rose, Worcestershire County President and myself, presented prizes to the day’s winners. We then presented joint winners of the Bolton Shield to Bill and Steve, also winner of the Rookie of the Year, Andy Baker.
One of the main reasons for this senior get together was for us all to celebrate winning the West Midland League Title. It was a great occasion for the squad to enjoy our hard work throughout the season and to look back at our achievements.
A special thanks goes to Mr Stuart Pritchard, Worcestershire County Secretary, for all for all of his hard work throughout the season and especially on the day.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Grenville for his help throughout the season. Huge thanks from WUGC to Stourbridge Golf Club for hosting this event and a thanks to the staff who did us proud.
On behalf of all the Worcestershire County Teams, I would like to thank all the Golf Clubs across the County for their support throughout the year.
Paul Newman, County Senior Captain
Pictured are (l-r) Paul Newman (County Senior Captain), Duncan Macpherson & Peter Adams from the winning team (Dave McGillivray was also part of the team), and Grenville Rose (County President.
In 2nd place, also photographed with Paul Newman & Grenville Rose, were (l-r) Rob Buckey, Shaun Thornhill & Bryan Swain.
3rd place went to (l-r) Bill Thompson, Martin Mahon & Mick O'Donnell.
Steve Green (left) and Bill Thompson (right) receive the Bolton Salver from Paul Newman & Grenville Rose, as joint top points winners for the Senior County Team in 2018.
Andy Baker with the Rookie of the Year Trophy 2018.
Some of the Seniors Squad gathered with the West Midlands League Trophy.
Posted on 02/11/2018
by Stuart Pritchard