19th June 2015
Yet another very successful golf day was held on April 29 at Celtic Manor in South Wales, playing the famous Roman Road course. The sun shone and the wind blew for the 27 players who attempted to play probably the most difficult course we have ever played! The course was in very good condition as it was being prepared for the European Seniors Wales Open at the end of May. Although the individual and team scores were lower than normal, a great day and evening were enjoyed by all. We were particularly pleased to welcome some new members to the Society, one of whom won the individual event. Also we were able to enjoy the company of long standing friends as well as welcoming some we had not seen for some meetings. The hospitality and help of all the staff at Celtic Manor, whether in the hotel or at the golf clubhouse, was excellent. The meal and prize presentation in the evening was attended by 29 people.
Once again the prizes were presented to the winners by the Society’s captain, Tony Mears. Thanks, as always, to our generous sponsors we were able to have a table full of good prizes. The sponsors included Dignity, Ecclesiastical, Golden Charter, Lyn Oakes Ltd., M K Ginder Group, NAFD, Thorley Smith Ltd and Wilcox & Co (Limousines) Ltd. The prizes included a golf cart bag, glassware, clothes holdalls, a putter, golf balls along with other prizes and a sleeve of golf balls to the only 3 people who got “birdies”.
Well done to all the winners, but especially to Michael Peace who at his first meeting won the individual event with a very creditable 33 points on a very difficult course and in windy conditions. As scores were lower than normal, even for some more experienced and seasoned golfers, we decided on this occasion we would not present or embarrass players by presenting rookie prizes!
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