Some 23 teams from clubs across Worcestershire arrived at Cleobury Mortimer GC on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 to compete for the highly sought after Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs annual Captains & Guests title. The format would be a 4BBB stableford off full handicap.
After some seriously poor weather over the previous few days, it was a nice change for the rain to stay away and the 46 players enjoyed a cool but dry afternoon on the Foxes Run and Badgers Sett loops.
With a two tee start kindly arranged by the hosts, all the teams were playing within a 50 minute window, and scores came in thick and fast. As ever, Dave McDermott, County Vice President was on the scorers desk and it quickly became clear that scores in the 40s would be required in order to win any prize.
At the end of the day, third and fourth places were claimed with 42 points from both John D Williams & Jim Wilde from The Worcestershire GC and Brian Osborne & Fraser Williamson from Evesham GC. The Evesham team were to pick up 3rd place by virtue of a better last 3 holes!
1st and 2nd place were just as closely fought with two teams scoring 43 points. The Little Lakes GC team of John Bunce & Mark Edwards took 2nd place, with Louis Ackerman & George Bentley from Hagley G&CC taking first place by virtue of a better back 9. (pictured opposite)
John Thornton & Steve Wagstaff from Halesowen GC took the prize for best front 9, whilst Mike Madden & Mark Tipton took the prize for best back 9.
FULL SCORE SHEET
The prizes were presented by Graham Pain (Cleobury Mortimer GC Proprietor) and Grenville Rose (WUGC President). Graham offered everyone a belated welcome to Cleobury Mortimer and hoped that everyone had enjoyed their day. He also thanked the organisers, particularly Dave McDermott, for running such a successful event. Grenviile was quick to thank Graham for hosting the event at Cleobury Mortimer GC, and praised the quality of the course, the quality of the catering and the friendliness of all the staff.
On behalf of the guests, Louis Ackerman (Captain of Hagley G&CC) also thanked Cleobury Mortimer for providing a course in such good condition for the event, and for the general welcome offered to the visitors by all the staff at Cleobury Mortimer GC.
Cleobury Mortimer certainly provides an excellent venue for a golf society or captains away day event and the County hope that we can visit again in 2018, which is the club's 25th Anniversary year.
Posted on 03/10/2017
by Stuart Pritchard