SENIORS PHOTO GALLERY
Mike Gower Memorial Competition
Wednesday, 15th September
Di Gower presented the Mike Gower Memorial Decanter to winner Anne March
This competition was played several weeks ago, but the results were held over to allow Di Gower to present the trophy after the Denis Culpeck event. The trophy was presented by the family and we are very grateful to them, and to Di for being with us. Mike was a popular and respected member of the club and is very much missed. Several people added their own poignant words and stories to those made by Di and it was very obvious that Mike was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
This was a “one off” event and the winner keeps the trophy. Entry fees from the day, and money raised from the collection, will go to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
1st – Anne March – 41 points – ocb.
2nd – Terry Stenchen – 41 points – ocb.
3rd – John Harrison – 40 points.
3rd – David Gough.
5th – Ron Harris.
7th Roy Wilson.
13th – Ron Harris.
16th (in 2) – Ray Clark.
Thanks to all who took part in either event.
Secretary – Senior Section.
Mike Gower Memorial Competition
Wednesday, 15th September
Watch me knock the *%*&$£* spots off this!!
Good to see so many friends of Mike Gower turn out for this memorial competition. In particular it was great to see Di Gower in the bar after the match. The weather was perfect, although some of the shots were not. Ron Harris did not make the Ladies tee with his drive on the 16th, but with ladies present he did not pay the penalty. He did however recover to finish the hole with a four. The results will be announced at the Denis Culpeck Trophy lunch on Wednesday 13th October, where the prizes will be presented by Di Gower
All proceeds from this event will go to the Addenbrookes Charitable Trust
Senior's Captains Day
Wednesday 25th August
Marion Greaves and John Harrison "do the double"!
Ladies: Marion Greaves with 48 points
Men: John Harrison with 43 points
Marion and John were also drawn in the blind pairs to win with a grand total of an impressive 91 points
Thanks go to Steve Begnett as Acting Captain, Steve Begnett, John Eldershaw, Rob Griffin and Keith Moore for organising and running the day. Thanks also to everyone who generously contributed raffle prizes and sponsored holes, and to Martyn Peacock for his support. A considerable sum (still being audited) was raised for the Moggerhanger Hospice.
Harris Thornhill Trophy
Monday, 26th July 2021
The sunshine was the only thing that ‘shone’ on the Men’s team during this years Battle of the Sexes. The Ladies had a resounding victory of 4 ½ to 1 ½, Queen Boudica (Anne H.) leading her ladies from the front with a resounding 5/4 win in her match. Although there were some questions asked about her playing partner, Jimena Biles but in today's ‘liberated’ society who’s to say who’s what gender!
I will be investigating how much Anne paid the greenkeepers to get the yellow tees put so far back, that in places the men could have been playing off the white tees!
Having jokingly said all that, once again it was a most enjoyable competition, played in the manner it was originally intended, both teams wanting to win but played with fun. The day was topped off by another very enjoyable lunch, served by restaurant staff who seem to take great pleasure in waiting on us ‘old duffers’.
At least the men had the compensation of winning the 2 N.T.P’s. Ron H. won the 3rd and David G. the 13th
As the instigator of this ‘fun’ competition back in 2005, I’d like to thank all those who took part and I look forward to hopefully the men giving a better account of themselves next year.
Wednesday, 23rd June
Wyboston Seniors win back the Lakes Trophy from Lakeside Lodge GC in a 5 1/2 to 1/2 victory. The weather was perfect and the course was in good condition. The Wyboston team did a great job not losing any of the games. The Lakes Trophy, missing one handle and the last engraving but nicely polished, was presented by Lakeside Captain John Riches to Acting Captain David Gough.
Wednesday, 16th June
The Rest-of-the-World team sweep to victory
On a beautiful summers day, 10 teams contested the 2021 Cyder Cup and what a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. The course is slowly returning to a good condition although there are still a couple of greens that leave a bit to be desired, ‘work in progress’.
It was good to see 23 players staying for the lunch after the match, this is what the Senior section is all about. Not just the golf but an interaction between people socialising and having a ‘good time’. We need more of this following the various lockdowns.
Thanks must go to Tom Greaves who once again organised the event and it went off without a hitch (much like the swan, serene on top, paddling like hell underneath), well done Tom.
The Rest of the World won the day, captained by Ron Harris who lost his match to ‘deadly Dave’ (David Gough) who never missed a fairway, while Ron rarely found a fairway!!
Thanks must also go to Wyboston Lakes staff who provided a very enjoyable lunch and were also on hand to serve drinks when required.
This is the second consecutive year that the Rest of the World have won the cup. Come on England, otherwise you could finish up like the England cricket team or even the football team!
Ron Harris. Rest of the World Captain
Swan on the 13th. Photo by Trish Purnell
Swan family day on the 13th. Photo by John Clarke
Wednesday, 26 May
Trish Purnell and Chris Rodgman win the Elliott Trophy with 43 points OCB
More Egyptian Goose goslings at Wyboston. Photo by John Clarke
Greylag geese and goslings at Wyboston. Photo by Steve Begnett
Wyboston Egyptian geese goslings, off for a swimming lesson
Wednesday 16th December
Dickie Lanigan entered into the Christmas spirit in a very muddy Christmas Fayre competition