The annual challenge between the Leek Captain Trevor Eccleston and his Vice-Captain Andy Baxter took place on Saturday 2nd May.

To get thirty-six golfer together at the same time and place took considerable planning, but after a few phone calls all were assembled for this ‘friendly’ challenge.

Tradition plays a large part in this event, as reflected by the fact there were nine past presidents and eight past captains, as well as current club officials. Among the ‘newbies’ to this event were Ian Beeson, Mike Andrews, Rob Brunt, Mark Robinson, David Smith and Ken Hewitt- a real mixture of talent assembling for the day ahead.

After playing, the players chatted and swapped stories in the clubhouse, and then enjoyed an excellent meal of carrot and coriander soup, braised steak and a choice of sweets.

Trevor stood up and spoke eloquently about his particular game, also expanding to relate a story about his recent trip to Scotland. At the very end he quietly whispered that his team had won four matches, and it was left to Andy to inform those in attendance that the actual score was five-four in favour of the vice-captain. He also thanked his team for starring for him, and for making the effort to support the day.

For those reading this report who didn’t play, please try and support the club for all these friendlies, as they are very rewarding, and creates a brilliant atmosphere.

The details of matches were as follows:

Trevor Eccleston & Graham Cook  lost to  Andy Baxter & Mike Andrews

Lincoln Boulton & Mick Barker beat Ralph Harrison & Ian Beeson

Dave Gallimore & Neal Parton beat Peter Cordon & Ken Hewitt                

Don Eardley & Roy Emery lost to Paul Bradley & John Cooper

John Rogula & John Carr lost to Tony Brindley & Frank Colclough

Tony Lovatt & Warren Alcock beat Rob Brunt & Mark Robinson

David Robinson & Mike Wootton beat George Tatton & Dave Weaver

Dennis Parkes & Alan Whitfield lost to Tony Swindells & David Smith

Dave Allen & Bob Woollaston lost to Brian Baggaley & Roy Morris

Thank you once again for all who took part.

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