Elton President’s Cup 21st July 2019
16 keen golfers competed at Elton and Chris Munro came to see us off.
Richard Cheng unusually arrived in good time but complained as he waited to start that he could have spent another half hour at his office.
Les had once again arranged for ideal weather for golf with warm broken sunshine and little wind. The course was in an excellent condition following the recent rains.
Colin Keal took a good tee shot on the 6th hole but was unable to find his ball. He was very reluctant to return to the tee to take a second tee shot. Likewise Andrew Bramwell had to be persuaded to return to the 16th tee when he could not find his ball only to put his second tee shot on the edge of the green.
Brian Bates thought he was bunker flunker of the day when he took 4 shots to get out of the sand on the 6th but Roy Fletcher bettered this with 6 shots on the 11th finally landing the ball next to the flag for an easy putt.
Chris Munro had kindly donated a fine bottle for the longest drive and this was won on the 18th with an excellent tee shot by Andrew Bramwell.
Nearest the pin was won by Martin Zebedee and after receiving his prize he presented Geoff Delany with a miniature bottle because he had been so upset at the last meeting when he thought he was nearest the pin but was on the wrong hole.
Dave Ballard, on only his second outing with us, covered himself in glory winning the President’s Cup with a net 66.8 score and 40 points in the monthly competition. As only one prize can go to a player Colin Keal was awarded First Prize with 35 points, Richard Cheng was second with 32 points and Graeme Wilson, on his Follies debut, was third with 30 points.
The next meeting will be at Tydd St Giles on Wednesday 24th July.
Words and photos by CH (Ed: a jolly good job too!)