Kenilworth: Course open. Trolleys allowed. 2 seated buggies not permitted and carrying would be preferred.
Participants in the Winter League 2016-2017 gathered for the 52nd annual dinner on 5th May. Paul Hone MC'd the event in his usual droll and laid back way. Having organised the competition for some 37 years (taking over from his father who got it started) he has plenty of experience to draw upon.
Results for the 9 hole competition of that day were given first. Having planned for 3 divisions with 3 prizes per division Paul found himself in a quandary when only 8 cards were returned. He solved that by having a draw for the remaining prize - so one of the attendees found himself getting a prize for a golf competition in which he didn't score a single point - such is the nature of the winter league dinner.
Finally the prizes for the winter league itself were presented - with Captain Jim McCarthy on hand to assist.
First place - with a perfect record of 8 wins out of 8 games - went to Jack Keating and Tom Parker - shown below with the Cup. Jack and Tom also received Paul's special meditation balls award for having previously turned up for the wrong winter league dinner.
Further prize winners were
2nd S Pendleton and D Wright 14 points
3rd I Baker and S Rhodes 13 points
4th C O'Toole and N Meggitt 13 points
5th R Wilkes and L Byford 12 points
6th G Edmunds and A Kennell 12 points
7th G Owen and T Murray 11 points
8th N Coleman and M Bolshaw 11 points
9th C Peake and L Fernandes 11 points
10th A Taylor & S Linford 11 points
|Paul Hone and Captain Jim McCarthy with cup winners Jack Keating and Tom Murray|