We were blessed with good weather for the second Event of the East Kent Masonic Golf associations season which was held at Tenterden. Leon Zacharow & Chris Pascall joined Captain Derek Reed on the first tee having finished second and third at the last event.
The course was clearly playing tough as almost everyone was complaining of their score. The winners was declared and photographs taken only to find some bemusement and a confused look from our declared winner. Asking what he had won, he then declared that he had had a bad day and only scored 22 points. It then transpired that as he had incorrectly completed his card and the secretarial team had to hastily rework the scoring to the sound of heckling from the crowd. (The secretary saw this as an ideal opportunity to resign but was forced to continue as penance for his teams error.)
Finally, Sam Conroy of Prince Edwins Lodge no 125 in Hythe was declared as our winner for the day with 34 points. Runner up, with 32 points was Philip Playle of United Service lodge no 3124 in Sheerness. Both players will enjoy their respective reductions in handicaps for out Hythe meeting.
Charity Collection: Our Captain wielded the fine Bucket around which raised over £140 and will be donated to the 1st Snodland Scout group who are raising funds after they lost around £50,000 when the builders, they employed to build a new scout hut went into administration.
Other Prizes for the day were:
Nearest The pin 4th Hole David Kirby
Nearest The pin 7th Hole Gerry Stupple
Nearest The pin 16th Hole John Edgecumbe
Nearest The pin 18th Hole Simon Petts.
Longest Drive 12th Hole Ben Emberley
Best Guest Darren Bass