Away days resumed for the Stags with the Autumn Away day held at the Hollywood Golf Club near Withall. This club had recently changed its name from Gay Hill, which I guess is an illustration of how language changes over time. PG Wodehouse, whose characters often enjoyed gay times, would be turning in his grave. This Away Day, the first since the result of that infamous vote of 2016 came to fruition, was beset by shortages. Shortages of Stags with only 36 attending, shortages of pigs for the supply of bacon, shortages of good scores but thankfully no shortage of generosity as a raffle after the game raised £210 for the Captain's Charity.
The weather started gloomily with a touch of mizzle developing which soaked the course and made shot length for some Stags quite difficult. Thankfully the weather improved and a glimpse of the sun was spotted by some Stags. The course was a delight, however, with lots of hidden traps, a surfeit of streams, loads of bunkers, and plenty of trees to get behind, but also plenty of opportunities to get a good score on a hole. As usual there was a range of scores with a few returning decent scores and many not!
Keith James was victorious, on count back from Keith Borer. Phil Youett won the longest drive by some yards and Malcolm Lunn, the nearest to the pin. Well done to all of them.
Full scores were as follows
Points Back 9
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