The Bogey Final took place on Saturday and there were four players who all came in with three up, which was a great total considering the inclement weather... again! They were Jason Moran, Barry Jefferies, Jonny Yates and Neil Thompson. Jason won on a card playoff to push Barry into second place and can be seen below collecting his prize from gentleman captain David Swale. One or two wondered if this win was helped in anyway by the fact that St Patrick's day was the day before? More on this below. The other photo is of Nigel Taylor receiving the Sharp Memorial Trophy, which he won at the end of February.
Sally Wright won the 14 Hole Stableford last Thursday with 28 points. Sally was also the winner of the most improved player and the eclectic and can be seen with some of her prizes. Clare Withey was second on the day after a countback with Emma Daynes on 26 points. Gillian Healey secured a two on the 11th. It was a really good turn out with 37 ladies playing. The nine hole competition was won by Judy Sutherland with 15.
At the Ladies Tea which followed play last Thursday, there were all sorts of other gifts being bestowed! The lady captain Val Nelstrop can be seen below with her granddaughter and Jude Sutton from JDRF receiving a cheque for £3,503, which she had helped to accumulate during her year in office.
There were flowers for retiring Treasurer Janet Grant and also for Val for her year in office and for her successor, Pat Jefferies, in preparation for her big year.
HGC Members celebrated St Patrick's Day with their usual style and social jollity on Friday. The last celebration of St Patrick's day was some time ago at HGC and Sandra Mossop and Tracey Thompson kindly furnished me with photos and text for this piece, wonder if anyone can remember what year that was? Sandra, Tracey and others also did a great job in preparing for the evening's entertainment and meal. Anyway the members of the Social Committee agreed it was time to observe this time honoured event in keeping with the continuous updating of the HGC Social Diary. The entertainment throughout the evening was provided by the Irish Duo, Shannagh. The Burke School of Irish Dance gave a traditional dance presentation and Irish song sheets were provided for everyone to join a well-supported sing-a-long - it certainly looked like Jason was in his element! Judging by the photos and the comments I heard, the evening was a great success and will be on the calendar again next year.