Monday 4th December, the date for Stags to show their mettle, battle against the elements, ignore rain, cold and wet ground to battle out for the prestigious title of Stags Christmas Champions. This year chaos reigned, too may options were given to Stags on the day. The course had been closed over the weekend and the weather forecast was dire, however the Par three course was declared open on the morning and instead of insisting that all Stags who entered should turn up the weak, lily livered Competition Secretary gave them an out, and 23 wimpish Stags accepted this way out and only turned up in time for lunch. This left 23 Stags to be reorganised into teams of three and play the competition. Unfortunately in the chaos all rules of fairness went out the window and groups were picked in a more random, less disciplined way leaving some unbalanced groups in terms of handicap.
However it did not rain and everyone who played enjoyed it.
The results on the day were:
After the competition the wimps turned up and we had an enjoyable Christmas Lunch, enjoyed reading the Captain's Christmas Greeting to all Stags, doing a bit of a quiz and generally baiting the wimps. The presentation of Summer Trophies then took place after a presentation by the Captain to our esteemed Club Secretary. The trophy winners presented on the day were as follows
Ces Dowson Trophy Brodie Aziz
Ken Dunlop Cup Rohit Shah
Seniors over 55 Trophy Roy Walker
Bill Jones Trophy Nick Kirby and Barry Gill
Beere & O'Neill Shield Paul Abbott
Stone Trophy Chris Seeley
Dermot Hurley Trophy England
John Reay Trophy Chris Seeley and Paul Steward
Bill Collier Cup Steve Cranage
3rd Place Order of merit Chris Seeley
2nd Place order of Merit Dave Lole
The Captain then made a presentation to the retiring Competition Secretary who on the basis of this mornings chaos should have been fired a long time ago.