Sunday’s Turkey Trot
This year’s Turkey Trot took place at the end of November and both the golf and the trophy awards after were I think the best attended in the last couple of years. The weather looked ominious with rain and high winds courtesy of Storm Clodagh due to roll over us. However, despite a reasonable breeze and a few spots we largely got away with just an overcast, damp chilly day.
Teams gathered under the management of Captain Paul, Vice Joe and Matt, the usual grumbles made about tee selections, but we all headed out to see if TeamGorman would once again win another scramble event.
Our team of Jezza, ‘Deadly’ Dennis and Kieran (the excuse king) and myself managed to wangle the 17th for our tee (funny that). We started off far too well with a birdie, put the bar of expectations up far too high from the start…. and followed it up with 16 steady pars with only Jerry’s final putt on the 6th being under pressure. Dennis tried to knobble our team, or inspire… one of them, with a generous “measure” of whiskey and ginger on the 6th tee leaving Keiran and I stumbling down the fairway…. Jezza was nipping away at his own hipflask after seeing the half pint of whiskey Dennis dished out. With all those pars, we weren’t in the overall running but had a great social round all the same. Unfortunately our only bogey came on the 16th, our last hole, where we all stood up and missed the 6-footer for par with a giggling Graham Loveless spectating from the road. “CC” indeed.
Woody and TeamBetts take the win
Bob and Danny Betts and Steve Wood as a 3ball took the day’s top honours. Danny sounded confident when he strolled in glanced at the half full leaderboard and told everyone “oh we beat that….”. Runners up were TeamMassey, with half of Dom’s Divas scooping the golf shoe bag for 3rd. Well done all.
After a cheeky chilli, which had a few around the table noting it had a kick, we moved swiftly onto the prize giving. Worthy winners all, but special congratulations to Heather and Caroline for their respective titles of Ladies Order of Merit and Ladies Club Champs for 2015. For the Men’s, Stuart ran his son close for yet another year but Jackson retained his Men’s Club Champ title with a certain Mr S. Yule Esquire picking up a certain Mens Order of Merit….
And a very special mention…
A whole heap of Swashbucklers featured in the club honours this year – too many to list (just look at the table below and find out for yourself).
However, I’m sure the whole Swindle are extremely proud that not only did we have Scottie taking the supremely tough top single matchplay title of the Scratch Cup we also had yet another Swashbuckler win the OoM off a lowly handicap of 4! Awesome golf chief.
Wayne is no doubt already planning his attack on the title for next year – a cracking job running him so close this year. (Well done Matt Stock did I hear someone say?) Congratulations Wayne.
|Mens and Mixed Competitions||Winners||Runners Up|
|Winter Mixed Greensomes||Graham & Janine Adams||Lee Snashfold & Sharon Snashfold|
|Winter Greensomes (7 day)||Philip Macve & Hew Whitefoord||David and Rob Jackson|
|Winter Greensomes (5 day)||Philip Macve & Stuart Massey||Rob Hance & Shaun Newton|
|Blue Bogey||Allan Gollop||Barry Ashlin|
|Bourne Cup (5Day Pairs)||Simon Hawkins & Guy Pescod||Dennis Austin & Tom Austin|
|Caterham Cup (7Day Pairs)||Greenwoods||Mushtaq & Asif|
|Guards Cup (5Day Singles)||Bob English||Simon Greenwood|
|Byron Cup 7Day Singles)||Andrew Lambros||Ashley Martin|
|Altonwood Trophy (7Day Mixed Pairs)||Graham Loveless & Carol Newman||Lee Snashfold & Sharon Snashfold|
|Anniversary Cup (winners only)||Andy Gorman, Stuart Simmonds, Gav Nebbeling, Keith Oakley|
|Captain’s Cup||David Page||Andy Gorman|
|Presidents Bowl||Jez Parfit||Matt Jaggs|
|Scratch Knockout||Scott Yule||Andrew Lambros|
|Mens Order of Merit||Scott Yule||Wayne Nowak|
|Mens Club Champion 2015||Jackson Massey||Stuart Massey|
|Ladies Order of Merit||Heather Quick|
|Ladies Club Champion||Caroline Wells|
|Ladies Presidents’ Bowl||Carol Newman|
|Ladies Winter Greensomes||Caroline Wells & Margaret Butterworth|
|Ladies St. Lawerence Cup||Caroline Wells|
|Ladies Chaldon Cup (Doubles)||Caroline Wells & Margaret Butterworth|
|Ladies Spring & Autumn Aggregate||Indra Juttla|
|Altonwood Trilogy||Surrey National|
|The GBR Trophy/Gender Cup||Men|
|Interswindle Ryder Cup||Bob’s Bashers|
|Surrey Hills League||Runners Up Surrey National|
Phil has sent over a whole heap of photos of the day… too many as usual but I’ve hacked my way through to have as many as I can here on the page.
They are in rough order, but its late, I’ve run out of inspiration… and my glass is empty.
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