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WUGC Captains & Guest Tournament - Kidderminster GC - Monday 28th September 2015

21 Worcestershire Clubs competed in the annual WUGC Captains & Guest event at Kidderminster GC on Monday 28th September 2015. The day started with sandwiches, chips and tea/coffee before the teams set out from the 1st and 11th tees, in a 4BBB stableford competition.

With some very experienced players representing their clubs it was not surprising that the scoring was fantastic. In 4th place were the Burlish Park pair of Andy Simmonds & Gary Guest with 43 points (!!), but the prizes went to:

1st - Phil Green & Frank Concannon (Kidderminster) - 44 point

2nd - Derek Tranter & Mick Price (Kings Norton) - 43 points (back 9)

3rd - Jon Holloway & Tony Sanders (Worcester G&CC) - 43 points (back 6)

Bill Thompson (WUGC Chairman) entertained the guests with a quick, pictorial summary of the key moments of the 2015 season, including the County Team winning the Midland League for the first time for 17 years., Bill also mentioned that the season was far from over, with the Worcestershire Seniors playing in the England Golf County Finals at Robin Hood GC on Tues/Wed/Thurs 6th/7th/8th October.

45 people sat down to a superb 2 course meal during which the prizes were presented by Will Painter (WUGC President). In addition to his role as WUGC President, Will is also a long standing member of Kidderminster GC, and was in the unusual position of thanking his own club for the welcome provided to himself and the County's guests! Will thanked the catering team, the bar staff and the professional team for the friendly and efficient service provided all day. Everyone present echoed Will's thanks to Kidderminster GC, and it as certain that the County will want to return to Kidderminster GC in 2016.

In addition to the normal prizes, the County was also pleased to present all prize winners with a copy of John Moreton's book about the history of the Worcestershire Union.