Aberford Golf Society

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Captains Day 2008 - 5th September at Royal Scarthingwell

Unfortunately for Chris the weather was the worst experienced for a Captain's Day ever; when the Secretary drove off at 0830 it was hammering down and got worse all morning before the end of the morning only the good will of the course management team allowed us to complete the 18 holes. The 9 hole afternoon competition was washed out. The main event was won by founder member, former long serving secretary and twice Captain Roderick Maitland Farquhar with 32 points on an horrendous day for all but him. Outrageously priced at 20-1 in the sweep he ensured that he had enough money to by the drinks all evening on his table of alco- totalers . Many congratulations to him.
The seasons prizes were won as shown below : PTS Cup (Lowest gross on a Society Day) Captain Adams , Captains Trophy (winner on Captains Day) Rod Farquhar, Don Marcus Shield (three best scores on society days) Captain Adams, Arabian Horse Trophy (Society pairs better ball) Captain Adams and Richard Rhodes, Double D Cup (Lowest Gross on Captain's Day) Tom Keeney, Barbara Whitehead Cup (Most improved player) Simon Fabry.
The Captain and John Wharton have still to play for the John Wharton Trophy (18 hole singles matchplay. Another good year for the Society who collected over £300 for the Martin House Hospice at the presentation Dinner and Dance. Thanks to all who participated.


Results from Rotherham 15th August 2008

A great day on a wonderful course was won by The Laird on countback after he, the captain and Mike Armistead finished with 37 points each. The Secretary, and Ken Limbert recorded twos whislt Mike Armistead andwon the nearest the pin and Graham Bradley the longest drive.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Captain's Day followed by Dinner and Dance

Captain's Day will be held at Scarthingwell (no surprise there then) on Friday September 5th. 18 holes will be played in the morning with the first tee at 0830 followed by a nine hole competition in the afternoon. Cost for the whole package £47 (golf £21 evening dinner etc £27). Further details can be obtained from the Secretary - rayalderson@hitsplc.com.


Results from Wakefield 18th July 2008

A very poor turn out (perhaps due to the second day of the Open and the first day of the Headingley test) enjoyed surprisingly good weather and an excellent day at Wakefield GC (Sandal). The morning nine hole competition was won by Ken Limbert, Nick Randall and the Secretary. More joined for the afternoon where Terry Beaumont put the depression in the property market behind him to take the bronze medal position with 33 points, after a count back it was established that the Secretary had taken the silver with 35 points whilst at the top of the podium was Graham Bradley. Two's were scored by Mike Armistead, Ken Limbert and John Wharton. Nearest the pin went to the Secretary (who managed to miss the put for a two - nowt new there then) and Simon Pepperell creamed the longest drive. Mike Armistead announced that he and Margaret were pregnant with twins which should sort out the driving arrangements for the Captain's Day dinner and dance.