Final Captains Report of 2018 – Cambridge Meridian
Well my year as Captain has come to an end and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have helped me with my tenure as EGS Captain.
The events that I had to run this year have been very well attended and supported by you all and I hope that you will support who ever becomes captain next year as much as you have me.
Well the last event this year was held at The Cambridge Meridian, this was a course that I had never played before and was looking forward to the challenge ever since it was added to our calendar.
The day started in bright sunshine with a slight breeze but around the half way point of our round the usual rain and wind that has plagued my year arrived and spoiled a few holes for everyone, but I am sure you would all agree it was a great course and one that we should think about again in the future.
So down to business and there were a few things more than just the usual trophies up for grabs this month,
First up was the 2018 Singles Knockout and this year’s final was to be contested by Andy McGarry (11) and James Taylor-Alford (10) on paper this looked like it would be a tough match for both players. Both set off first in a three ball with Nick Pedlar who had the task of keeping everything above board and fair, after the eighteenth hole it was James Taylor-Alford who came out on top this time.
Well done James and better luck next year Andy.
Then there was the small matter of the Race to Dubai to sort out, going into the final round of the year there were four possible contenders all of who were in the line-up at Meridian.
Steve Wenta (178) Andy McGarry (177) Stu Wren (176) John Mills (173)
This year it really went down to the wire, after the eighteen holes at Meridian there were three of us on 181 points and after going to the next best throw away score for each of us and with a throw away score of 33 this year’s Race to Dubai was won by yours truly for the second year in a row. The full table is at the bottom.
With both Steve and Stu still tied after this.
Cambridge Meridian winners on the day where as follows,
Captains Prize (ASS)
Went to Steve Foster who started the day playing Golf then ran along one fairway chasing Tim Cleetons umbrella like a cricketer chasing down a ball that was heading for the boundary then on the next hole decided to play snooker by skilfully snookering himself behind a tree. New nickname Steve (3 in 1) Foster.
Nearest the Pin – Went to Graham (Fluke) Allchin, nice shot mate.
Nearest the Pin in 2 – Went to Stu Wren (Must be getting sick of winning the LD trophy)
Longest Drive – Went to Andy McGarry (Well he had to win something)
Runner Up on the day – went to myself with a great (Race to Dubai Winning) score of 41pts.
Winner on the day -Went to Graham (I’m Back) Allchin with a great score of 44Pts with a blob, I hope you are reading this Mr Handicap secretary????
Well done to all the winners and thanks for a great year hopefully see you all next year.