The old boy turned 56 on Tuesday and after hitting 55(+1) he isnt now the rookie for the Vets (or the “Champions Tour” as he calls it). Oversubscribed for places on the day, 36 odd turned up on a mild damp day for a 4 club challenge (3+ putter). Matt had emailed out that the greens were being hand cut/mown… which for us, and for a big society playing on the day, it was a great touch from the club as the obvious damp weather meant the machines wouldve had problems.
Messrs Macve and Winkle agreed the rules the day before and we had preferred lies everywhere except in a hazard, top3 cards in the fourball going forward for a team game, usual Swindle nassau (front/back/overall), par3 pins, longest drive and two nearest-the-pin-in-two holes. Enough going on… but all to play for.
Our team of Danny “Big Levers” Betts, Prit, RichieBandit and myself all had a good day. Prit and Danny having 20 and 18 points after nine, they sadly hit the turn 3down. Richie and I plugged away taking the matchplay, and in the process we all turned in decent cards for the overall team win.
Posted on behalf of Phil
Thank you to all of you who played in my Birthday Bash golf day yesterday, I really enjoyed it and hope you all did too, I think the day went really well. Everybody seemed to enjoy the three clubs and many said it made no difference. There were some great scores which was no surprise to me, I actually thought there might be a 40 in but well done Pritpal who won the day with 38 points, well done too to Hew, second with 37. It was great for me to play with my very good buddy Simon and Daisy too, we had a great fourball and a very tight match, Daisy and me just nipping it on the 18th.
The food and service at the golf club was superb so a big thank you to all the staff there especially the chef. A big thank you too, to Matt for all his help and hard work on the day, it really made a difference.
I’ve been doing this for a few years now but I think this year was the best, a really great crowd and many stayed on till the end last night. I have only just started to recover and missed golf today! a first for me. Those who are there late will know why!
One again, thank you to all and a Happy New Year to all The Swashbucklers, undoubtedly the best swindle at the club and probably the best I have ever been involved in.
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