Club President Martin Boughton held his annual President’s Golf Day on the Lakes course over the weekend. He had arranged perfect weather for the invited former Captains and members who assembled for a shotgun start. Greetham Valley Chairman Frank Hinch, who started on the first tee, had a great game, the 18 handicapper blitzed the field to take the win. Frank got off to a great start when he birdied the 1st hole, then several pars and the odd bogie were followed by a brilliant birdie on the 9th, this meant that he had 22 points at the turn. A couple of visits to the trees presented no problems but a ball in the bunker on the tricky par five 13th could have. Frank took his usual couple of practice swings outside of the bunker and calmly stepped in, lined up and flew the ball to less than two feet past the flag, the ball then very helpfully spun back into the hole for a par. Frank had 20 points on the back nine to give him a total of 42 to take the win. He said that the conditions were perfect and everything just seemed to fall into place. Men’s Vice Captain Trevor Smith off two was second with 41 points and Assistant Course Manager Stuart Raybould took third with 39.
Rena Lister won the Ladies’ competition, she came in with 32 points. Jackie Friend came second with a score of 30 points and Ladies’ Captain Eileen Pare was third on count back with 28. Trevor Smith won the men’s Nearest the Pin on the sixth and Eve Mills was closest on the twelfth. The Roy Jones Trophy for the person taking the most shots on the day went to Liz Bond who just edged out Keith Crellin.
President Martin Boughton thanked everybody for their support this year and went on to take credit for organising the brilliant weather.