South Cerney Golf Club
Seniors' section
Senior Captain’s Day

THE long-awaited and much-needed rain finally arrived at South Cerney last Tuesday, sadly on the date set aside for the annual Senior Captain’s Day.

Despite the best efforts of the weather to dampen spirits, there was plenty of excellent golf on display, not least from the eight golfers who managed to ‘beat the pro’ with their tee shots on the par 3 10th hole.

The overall winner of the stableford competition for the Captain’s Trophy was Ian Haslam with 43 points. Best gross score was Pete Chart's 73, and best net score came from Andy Taylor with his 64.

Closest to the pin on the par 3 6th, 8th and 15th holes were Dave Buckley, Ian Haslam and Nigel Rawlings respectively.

Closest to the pin in two shots on the par 4 1st and 12th holes were Brian Whittaker and Peter Curnock. Longest drive prizes on the 3rd and 7th holes were won by Walter Sutherland and Andy Taylor respectively.

With a charity penalty of £1 for each bunker entered and a further £1 for each attempt to ‘beat the pro’, the Captain’s chosen charities were also significant winners on the day which concluded with a BBQ for seniors and their partners in the dry of the clubhouse while the rain continued to fall outside.

July Stableford Qualifier THE monthly stableford qualifier played off the white tees saw the in-form Pete Chart come out on top in Division One yet again with 36 points, narrowly beating Tim Alcroft (35) into second place.

Handicap cuts await Dave Woodgate and Peter Hooper who each scored 40 points in Division Two with the former winning overall on countback.