Vice President's Bowl - 29th July


The weather held out for the Vice Presidents Bowl and the course was in a great condition.

The VP Bowl is an important event in the Clubs calendar as it a competition and evening to celebrate the past work the ex-Captains, now Vice Presidents have done for the club.

It is a chance for them to don their Captain’s Jacket and have a glass of whiskey with their peers. This year saw 8 Vice Presidents, all looking fine as the attached photo shows. They were, in Photo order

Graham Sumner
Brian Foden
Dave Lee
Pete Wood
Brian Pennington
Chris Harrison
Tony Adderley
Bob Booth

Bob Anderson was there for the presentation but sadly left just before the photo shoot.

The Captain was on holiday so his Vice Captain, Sean Hall, stood in for him at the evening presentation and did an excellent job which bodes well for next year as he was very active the fines jar.

It was a close finish with a 3 way card count back with John Atkinson coming out on top by having a better Back 9 by single shot.

The Top 10 were

1 John Atkinson 65
2 Greg Wilmott 65
3 Ben Craven 65
4 Bobby Murphy 67
5 Gary Johnstone 67
6 Harry Sexton 67
7 Shaun Price 68
8 Gary Buxton 68
9 Joshua Harding 68
10 Michael Davies 69

With 11 Twos the size of the value was cut to £4.90 per two,

Amazingly the Captain’s Nearest the PIN was a share between Greg and Harry Sexton, who were playing together, who even after measuring the distance could not find an outright winner.

It is the summer holidays but there is a lot of golf coming up, including the rearranged Captains Weekend and the Club Championship, keep your eyes open for an update email.

Enjoy your golf.

Gents Golf