Woodbury Park Florida Scramble success for foursome.
PUBLISHED: 07:54 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 28 November 2013
One of the high points of the Woodbury Park social calendar is the annual awards dinner dance, writes Carole Pye.
Always a well supported occasion, more than 150 attended and over 80 awards were presented. The energetic ones enjoyed a disco into the small hours!
Many of the trophy winners have been mentioned in reports across the year but the formal presentation reminded us of outstanding performances including winners playing off scratch or minus handicaps.
The President, Sir John Evans, presented three surprise awards during the evening.
Carol Thomas and Garry Batten received trophies for players of the year, whilst Carole Pye received the captain’s player of the year trophy for ladies’ and men.
Due to bad weather, the mid-week competition was cancelled but the seniors were able to play their weekly roll-up.
Playing a Ducks and Drakes format with two scores to count on all holes except the 12th and 13th when all scores counted. Andrzej Sobczak, Austin Barrett and Mike Dickens (92) just nudged Barrie Thomas, John Man and Roy Barber (91) into second place.
The weekend competition was a Florida Scramble which had a very good turnout considering quite a few of the players had been at the Presentation evening the night before!
The top three teams came in with close scores; the winning team with 56.5 was Andy Hurst, Alex Freer, Dave Cooling and Richard Jenner. Returning 56.8 gave Garry Bourne, Stuart Winks, Paul Crocock and Matthew Smith the runners-up position just ahead of Robert Lake, Gary Batten, Mike Bird and Paula O’Neill (56.9).