Woodbury Park Presentation Evening a great success

PUBLISHED: 11:14 27 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:14 27 November 2014

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With winter tee's in place, now we know that it's time to wrap up warm and do our best to overcome the elements, writes John Bridgman.

The main attraction here on the common was Presentation Evening when close to 200 attended.

The evening got started with a champagne reception before Joe Hammond, the clubs managing director, invited us through to the Greg Norman Suite for dinner.

Tradition allows us to applaud the members of the top table as they enter to take their places.

These are the ladies’ and men’s captain’s, the president, and their partners. As always, the service and presentation of our meal was carried out by young people most courteous as they went about their business.

At the end of the meal the captains each addressed those present giving an account of their years highlights. The president, Sir John Evans, also spoke and in so doing gave thanks to the captains for their efforts incorporating a little humour at the same time.

Then it was the turn of Pete Symes, our vice-captain, to take the challenge of being compere for the presentations, and he made a splendid job of that. Light hearted enough to keep the company informed, he gave brief histories as to how those kind enough to provide splendid trophies did so. Never an easy job for both him and the committee to usher winners forward to receive the trophy and being photographed!

It all went well for all of us, and as is the norm music filled the air to eventually close a very successful evening.

For those able to rush back to the course for a Florida Scramble on Saturday morning saw the team of Duncan Ratley, Dave Skinner, Pete Baldwin and Rob Dart win the competition with 55-2 points, from in second place Dave Freeman, Murray Jessamine, Ken Vine and Dereck Sullivan with 56-2.

Home in third place were Andrew Hirst, Alex Freer, Scott Howarth and Chris Wright with 57-5.

The seniors played out a stableford with seven clubs and a putter only, and that was won by Derek Knight with 37 points on countback from Terry Welsh also on 37 with David Morris on 35 in third place.

That’s about it for now, so keep warm, keep focused and happy whacking, cheers, John.

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