GOLF: Minch players boost Parkinson'sUK

MINCHINHAMPTON New Course Seniors are coming to the end of another year before the captaincy is handed over from Jim Edwards to Ron Barker.

Minchinhampton New Course Seniors' Section

The November Stableford took place on November 4 with 73 players taking part.

Division One: 1, Roger Lea 37pts (on countback); 2, Angus Vockins (37 ocb); 3, Derek Bayliss 37.

Division Two: 1, Anthony Fisher 38pts; 2, Malcolm Fuller 34; 3, John Pugh 33. The overall winner was Anthony Fisher.

The December Stableford had 63 contestants.

Division One: 1, Stephen Wood 39pts (on countback); 2, David Warden 39 (ocb); 3, Chris Glynn 39.

Division Two: Simon Read 40pts and overall winner; 2, John Hood 39; 3, John Roberts 38.

The Christmas luncheon was on December 5. This was well attended by the seniors who were pleased to invite along a great many HLM’s (Honorary Life Members). Guests also included the president of the club John Humphrey and the club captain Warren Dyke. A special invitation went to Ms Zoe Steer the South West Regional Fundraiser for Parkinson's UK, the senior’s captain’s chosen charity. Zoe was presented with a cheque for £2,545. 24 by the captain Jim Edwards.

Eric Heyburn was presented with the Gordon Oliver Cup. This was a new competition created in the memory of Gordon who sadly passed away earlier this year. It was a knock-out competition for the over 80s and was fiercely contested with Eric beating Ray Peer in the final.

Roy Bayliss was presented with a MGC blazer badge. Roy was instrumental in designing the Club motif many years ago when only the Old Course existed. This motif (the head of a horse and cow together with Tom Long’s Post) was incorporated in the new badge.

December Bowmaker (Teams of four, best two to count, 12 holes, Avening course)

1, Warren Dyke, Andy Poolman, Peter Morse and David Charlesworth 52pts; 2, Angus Vockins, Roger Budgen, David Harley and Ken Johnston 51pts.

Highest individual score: Roger Budgen 23pts.

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