A SCINTILLATING finish by past president Gordon Robbins' team saw them secure the top prizes on a very well attended Past Captains' Day at Cirencester Golf Club.

Gordon was partnered by cousins Tim and Jamie Attwood along with Alan Smith and they scorched around the course in 98 points.

The event was in a bowmaker stableford format with teams of four. Scores counted from the two best players in each group on holes 1-6, the three best players from 7-12 and the two best scorers on holes 13-18.

The Robbins quartet was already compiling a tidy score when they put the pedal to the metal over the last three holes to score a further 19 points.

Gordon said: "I told the lads on the 18th tee that I didn't want to tempt fate but we were already in the 90s after scoring seven points on both 16 and 17. Then we added five more on the last.

"We all contributed and played steadily throughout but it was a strong finish."

In the evening almost 70 members and guests sat down to a splendid three course meal when they were entertained by long-standing member Peter Gillman and Liverpudlian stand-up comic Mal Rich.

Gillman took members down memory lane with some witty stories from his decades at the club, while Rich's hilarious routine of rapid fire one-liners included some carefully researched barbs aimed at individual members present.

General Committee Cup
FORMER B team captain Jonathan Wells proved the runaway winner of the General Committee Cup at Cirencester Golf Club on Sunday.

Past and present members of the club's committee were eligible for the competition which started in benign conditions but turned damp and breezy on the back nine.

"It was a game of two halves, both of them identical with 19 points each," said winner Wells. "But I felt as if I left a lot of putts out there.

"The course played long on the back nine but fortunately I continued to drive the ball well."

Jonathan had his handicap snipped from 12 to 11 in victory.

Captain's Cup
THE Captain's Cup for current members of the committee went to incoming club captain David Soar (33pts), with rules forbidding Wells from claiming both trophies on the day.

David's card was built around some sparkling golf on the five par threes which he played in one over par.

RESULTS: 1 Jonathan Wells (38pts); 2 Hilary Swan (34); 3 John Morris (34); 4 David Soar (33); 5 Jan Stephens (33); 6 Danny Hall (32).

It was an even split between the gents and ladies in the birdie twos competition with Jan Stephens (2nd); Hilary Swan (9th); Mark Woodhead (9th) and Howard Jones (18th) all sharing the pot.