Stags Autumn Away Day

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" In an age of confusion, chaos, calamities, and crisis, isn't it nice to be able to report on a nice gentle game of golf in idyllic Leicestershire countryside, followed by a wholesome lunch of beef and ale pie and good natured chat without any political jokes or allusions. Well it would be, but this is the Stags and their Autumn Away day which took place at Cosby Golf Club. Confusion reigned when, after two late drop outs, certain Stags decided to change their tee times, Chaos reigned when the longest drive marker had not been put out on the ninth tee, Calamities occurred when one Irish member lost 7 balls, I presume not on one hole, and Crisis occurred when Ron had to wait on the group ahead. But at least there were no political jokes, even the Stags know the situation is too serious for that!!

As usual it did not rain in spite of curmudgeonly forecasts by individual Stags and there were no mobile phone call on the course, heaven forfend, and the traffic was remarkably light on the eastern by-pass and all we got there on time. (I was transported by a jet propelled Mercedes so was considerably early)

The bacon rolls and coffee were good, the course was leafy, but in good nick and the greens very fast. Cosby is an interesting course with only three Par threes, two of which are very long, only two Par Fives and the rest tricky par Fours. A challenge to most Stags, a severe challenge to some Stags. By the way, the big news is that Bandit Bill is back, finalist in the summer pairs and summer singles (do you mean they haven't been completed yet!!) and a good score at Cosby. I wonder how many qualifiers he has played this year ( answers on a postcard!).

We were blessed with three guests, Mark Brown ,former occupier of the pro shop, Charles McTear, the bard and former Captain, and Chris Langbridge , surrogate son of Ron and hard working member of the fiddle!
Scores were very average with a best of 37 points. The presentation after the lunch was made by our captain David Gibbs.

A word about the nearest the pin. No marker was out but a magnificent shot of 189 yards to within two feet of the pin with a driver by Mick Jephcott had to be acknowledged and he had to be rewarded with a prize and a two! And as there was no longest drive , this became the most arduous round and this prize was deservedly won by John Woodward.

Onward and upward (in golf, of course)

Scores as follows:


N Palmer 37 20   R Whitehouse 29 16
J Westwood 37 15   P Steward 29 15
D Lole 36 19   T Devlin 29 13
B Griffin 36 19   J Bradfield 28 15
R Shah 35 17   B Ray 28 15
M Lunn 34 18   T Jasinski 28 14
M Gilbey 33 18   P Manger 27 16
A Heatley 33 15   D Ridley 27 15
T Britton 32 18   P Jamieson 27 14
C Langbridge 32 18   P Turner 27 14
R Maudlin 32 17   R Walker 27 13
R McNally 32 13   M Smith 26 15
M Jephcott 31 15   R Parham 24 15
R Cathcart 31 13   C Mc Tear 23 12
K James 30 18   J Jobson 23 11
P Youett 30 15   D Templeton 20 11
D Gibbs 29 17   JD Woodward 13 8
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