GOLF: Busy week for captain Woodhead

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf Local golf

CIRENCESTER Golf Club captain Mark Woodhead had a very successful recent seven days as his tenure began in earnest.

Cirencester Golf Club

Club Captain v Seniors Captain

On Tuesday, April 8, 48 members competed in the bi-annual Club Captain v Seniors Captain team match. Despite the one-sided affair the match was declared an honourable draw.

Captain's away day

On Friday, April 11 captain Mark took 60 club members to the Players Club near Bristol for his captain's away day.

The competition involved teams of four with two stableford scores to count on each hole. The competitors were seeded into four handicap categories and each team was compiled through a random draw.

The winners with 94 points were Patrick 'Bubba' Moylan, Colin Hayes, Robin (the consort) Worthington and Ben Marsh, who also won the longest drive.

The runners-up with 91 points, on countback, were Graham Morley, John (the caller) Hall, Chris Watson and Gerald Park the perennial runner-up.

Completing the teams on the rostrum were the unlucky foursome of Alan Dymond, Bob Mills, David Exton and Richard Collishaw (club manager with apparently some golfing prowess!).

The winner of the nearest the pin was Dave Walters who attributed his excellent shot to a healthy lifestyle and the rising cost of cigars.

Gentlemen v Ladies

Finally on Sunday, April 13, in perfect weather conditions, the busy week came to an end with the bi-annual Gentlemen v Ladies match at Cirencester Golf Club.

The matches were all closely fought but the Gentlemen led by captain Mark narrowly edged out their counterparts led by ladies' captain Paula Lester-Powell by 4-2.

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