Mixed Fours: Newcastle v Leek Friendly: Sunday 19th April
Sunday the 19th April saw the annual get together of our social, mixed pairings at Newcastle G.C. No shortage of teams signed up (11 in all!) Unfortunately for Ursula though, now in plaster, this was not to be and we wish her well in her recovery. This popular fixture was started some 14 years ago by Ann Cockersole in her Captaincy year and still thrives.
Led out by Mr President the remaining 10 teams did battle over a noticeably changed course by the addition of new pathways and re-located tees to baffle some of us. The quickened greens kept many guessing, though not all, as Andrew (Baxter) sank putts from all directions and all lengths much to the dismay of Margaret (El Fakhri) and Tommy (Hanley) our opponents. The latter being a virgin to mixed golf!
Over a very wholesome meal of roast beef and bread & butter pudding, bets were nearly taken as to the outcome, as the results swung to and fro in each team’s favour. Both Lady Captain and Mim Close (Newcastle’s organiser) kept their information close to their chests (excuse the pun!)while others sort to take sneaky peeks at the paperwork.
After a warm welcome by Mr Ray Heath (N/C Captain), Mr Lincoln Boulton (President) responded with thanks for his welcome and hospitality and announced a very friendly 5-5 Draw!!
Thanks must go to all who played and represented Leek G.C. If you missed this fixture and would like to join in please read the Mixed Noticeboard in the corridor for information. At the moment the next friendly is at Trentham Park on Friday 29th May, so sign up.
Lady Captai 2015