Series & Knock-Out Competitions
2017 Gale Salvers - A big victory for 'Tiny' & Les
The Gale Salvers, a prestigious club competition in which Men's pairs pit themselves against the Head Professional accompanied in each match by one of the President, Captain or Vice-Captain, finally reached its conclusion for 2017 at the weekend.
This year's competition started way back in the spring with no fewer than 45 pairs entering the qualifying round. 12 pairs went through to the round-robin phase, playing against the Club Officers, and these were eventually whittled down to 4 pairs contesting the semi-final stage.
In the semi-finals, Tony Ciampa and Mick Valerio beat Geraint Dixon and President, Roger Willis, whilst Iain MacFarlane (Tiny) and Les Sharman beat David Owen and Peter Wilson.
So, it all came down to the final and after a closely fought contest which went to the 17th green, 'Tiny' and Les prevailed, winning 2 & 1. Our congratulations to them.
They can be seen here celebrating their victory on Saturday afternoon in typical style………...
The winners relaxing with a beer or two - out of shot!
Summer Midweek 15 hole Competition Final - 30th August
The Midweek 15 Hole competition is played on Wednesday evenings through July and August. With an average of nearly 30 players each week, it has been running successfully for ten years, combining late afternoon golf with some fun, food and refreshment in the club house afterwards. Organised by Tony Williams and Keith Burgess, its popularity has increased year on year.
The 9 weekly winners (photo below) from the 2017 competition played in the final in a 3 ball Stableford game, battling over 15 holes.
This year John Wallwin was the winner with an impressive 34 points, followed by Keith Burgess, 32 points and John Pepper with 31 points.
Also on the final evening, 15 members played a complementary game won by Luke Gardner with 35 points.
Always a fun event, Tony & Keith are already looking forward to 2018.
(photo - Keith presenting the winner's prize money to John Wallwin)