The Stags Four Nations competition for the Dermot Hurley competition was held on Wednesday 27th September and was keenly contested as usual. The Irish team, winners for the last four years were evident in their green finery led by their Captain Bob in a natty line in green stockings and a beard and confident of retaining their trophy. But the English had a secret weapon or two this year in their armoury. Some first time players joined their ranks and this made all the difference. The winner of the individual tournament was Rick Pedrick of Scotland with 40 points, the leading English player was Tony Britton with 39 points, the leading Irish player was Roy Pickering with 36 points and the leading Welsh player was Mick Foster with 36 points.
The team competition was close, the Wales team had 255 points, the Scottish team had 266 points, Ireland reached 270 points but the England team triumphed with 272 points.
All enjoyed the traditional lunch and it gave the Stags the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to Charles McTear (the Bard)
The bard has left us to compete at the Eisteddfod but we are extremely grateful to have been acquainted with the verbosity and power of his written word which have amused and bemused us, and the ladies, for the last few years.
Of course we will never forget the magnificent sight of Charles’ golf swing and his hysterical laughter on the odd occasion he duffed a shot.
We will also not forget his bizarre dress code of long sleeve sweaters when it was 90 degrees and short sleeved sweater in the middle of winter.
A great golfer, a wonderful captain and above all the bard. we will miss him.