Woodbury Park proves – ‘dreams do come true’

10:16 17 July 2014

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There’s been plenty of action on the Woodbury Park course this past week, writes John Bridgman.

On the Acorn course there was a stableford victory for George Easterbrook with 40 points with Pat Thomas (39) second and Keith Lunness (33), third.

In a ladies match, Veronica Hughes reports a win against Sampford Peverell ladies by a score of four-two and the contest was followed by a sumptuous buffet.

Back on the Oakes course the seniors played a ‘yellow-peril-stableford’ with three scores to count.

This is a format when each player plays the yellow ball provided alternately a hole at a time. You must not loose it! The winners, with a score of 124 points were Ian Scott, Tony Marshall and David Morris - the yellow ball counts double points you see!

The midweek competition produced a triumph for Casprin Sandry with his 35 points edging out both David Priestner and David Cooling who each finished with 34 points with the former taking second after countback was called into play.

Ladies vice captain, Maggie Thomas, has reported that the Sheelah Creasy matches have been completed following a 6-1 home success over Libbaton.

Hopefully the ladies have done enough to play in the quarter-finals which are to be played at Torquay on August 22.

That leads nicely onto the main event of the past week – Captain’s Day!

As the weeks events concluded on Sunday that tinge of sadness had not lifted in the light of the passing of young Jim Hollands, son of 2007 captain Jim Hollands.

Young Jim had for many years on this day sponsored a barbecue and drinks station at the ninth hole, much to the delight and needs of us all.

By no coincidence Jim senior and the family made sure it would be in place once again, and it recouped nearly a thousand pounds for the captain’s charity.

Many thanks to young Jim, for those valid years of support from us all, here at Woodbury Park. Later at the Presentation Evening many prizes for nearest the pin, longest drives and many more would be handed out to the lucky ones.

Our president, Sir John Evans, asked for Jim Hollands to say a few words about his sons sponsorship, and a little about his last days in a hospice.

Holding back his emotions he spoke, faltering at times, he spoke with real passion about young Jim and how he had come to terms with the shortened future he had to expect. We all appreciated so much his courage at such a raw period in his family’s lives.

So, on with the proceedings. Paula O’Neil won the ladies’ Captains’ Day prize and also too many ‘nearest the pin’ prizes to mention here, whilst broadcasting ‘live’ on a local radio station. Ambidextrous I’d call it !

The men’s prizes are in three divisions, and Chaz Turner won the first with 42 points. Third division winner Paul Newcombe also had 42 points. Second division winner and Captains Day top dog was, yes you’ve guessed it, dear Jim Hollands!

To a rapturous applause he stepped up to receive from the captains, Paul Heys and Sara Beaven, his trophy.

As per usual a few words are expected from the winner, and Jim did not disappoint. As you can imagine a very proud man said he had thought how it would be if, perchance, he could win and dedicate the event to young Jim.

Now you know, dreams do come true. You could not write a better script than that! Well done Jim, a handicap cut is on its way, but that’s the price of fame. Well, that was the week at Woodbury Park, happy whacking, John.

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