Woodbury Park latest - tears from the men as the ladies’ triumph

PUBLISHED: 10:35 14 August 2014

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Woodbury Park was a hive of activity this past week with plenty of on-course action and a Captains Charity Bash at the weekend that was well supported, writes John Bridgman.

On the Acorns the five day members played out the ‘Hawkins Trophy’. The winner, with a nett 59 score, was G Easterbrook.

Martin Hedbridge took second with a score of 60 and third was John Hunt with 61. On the Oaks course the midweek stableford qualifier saw Duane Greenslade win with 35 points. Peter Baldwin came second on countback from Ian Darville after both finished with scores of 34 points.

The Woodbury Park seniors roll-up saw a team event contested with Ian Scott, Derek Knight and Peter Warner romping home with 93 points!

Brian Leonard, Kevin Wortt and Graham Nye were second on 90, pipping Chris Padget, Peter Stone and Ray Dwan (89) into third place.

Last Saturday, the last day for decent weather, club members enjoyed an extravaganza of golf, exotic food, an auction, and a Jazz band for those with nimble feet!

All of this, apart from a shotgun start at 2pm for the main event, took place on the ‘Terrace’ with food and drink aplenty.

A ‘Nearest the pin’ on the 18th hole was also played from the terrace much to the delight of those watching ball after ball wind up in the lake.

Thanks were given by the captain’s as their chosen charities were given a further boost.

On Sunday the weather decided to put a damper on things, and many people, myself included, phoned in to see what was happening.

It surprised me when a pre-recorded message stated emphatically, ‘both courses are open’. Obviously for some doubters that had to be completely wrong because our ‘Met Office’ could not have been wrong about ‘Bertha’?

The wimps cried off, and those of us daft enough to think our course manage

er was having a laugh, turned up. Shrouded in mist and the odd shower we all got on with it. The sun shone, it showered, but not surprisingly, the wind got up and suddenly balls were going everywhere for everybody!

Players were lost in deep rough or into lakes, and even the wrong fairways. It was not easy to say the least, but we, the men folk of our club, were all beaten to the winning post by a bunch of girls.

A team of past captains, the lady captain and a committee member put us all to shame and must be congratulated for giving us chaps a bit of a thrashing.

Sara Beaven, Angela Mullerworth, Jan Morrison and Mickie Ward, we salute you!

That was the week that was at Woodbury where men were reduced to tears, and the wimps stayed at home leaving us brave chaps to suffer such indignation.

Nevertheless, happy whacking as usual, cheers John.

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