45 Stags managed to avoid the sundry winter bugs to play in the Christmas competition played on the Par 3 course with one club each. This was both a golf competition and intelligence test, as each hole had a different slant to it, and Stags had to concentrate to ensure they played each hole correctly. If only the scorers had been as committed. There were some who had more rubbing out and corrections than scores on their cards.
As everyone knows the vast majority of Stags were remainers so there was a certain heightened sense of drama as the competition coincided with opening day of the appeal to the Supreme Court. It was also noted that we had been subject to a Trump tweet that morning wishing us well. Undoubtedly these two instances led to certain Stags having other things on their mind and consequently not concentrating adequately on golf. The course rang with laughter and the occasional shout as a lucky chip went in. Par for the day was 57 shots. One team did very well and were only 14 over Par. One other team was put together with high hopes but fell apart at the second hole and got worse thereafter.
After golf we assembled for lunch and were joined by two further Stags, Derek Ridley recuperating from bent finger syndrome and Clive Stone from Shoulder surgery and our Guest, Simon Proctor, who looks after us so well in the Pro Shop. The car quiz kept small minds occupied and lunch was served with great aplomb and eaten with gusto. Our Captain told a few jokes, or at least he said they were jokes and also presented the prizes to the top three in the prestigious Order of Merit competition. These were to winner Mick Jephcott, runner up Keith James and third placed Ted Jasinski, who might well have won it if he had played more competitions!! Mick also presented a prize to the wearer of the best Christmas jumper. Prizes were also given to the winners of the morning competition and the worst team.
The only person who knew there would be a prize for the worst team was in that team. Funny eh!!
Full results were as follows