Monday, 29 August 2011

41 Club Presidents Journal: Scottish Regional Golf Day – 25th August 2011

41 Club Presidents Journal: Scottish Regional Golf Day – 25th August 2011: In glorious sunshine, teams of golfers from all over Scotland travelled to Inverurie Golf Club for the Scottish Regional Golf Day organise...

Region 24 Murder Mystery Night - 26th August 2011


Several clubs from the southern end of Region 24 met in Bexhill – many of the members there I recognised from Table days.


It was a really enjoyable evening where the entertainment was several of us playing characters in a murder mystery evening, with everyone else having to guess who did it. Both Jill and I had “acting” role and the banter went around the room – it really was very funny. The characters’ names had all been carefully scripted eg I was Harris Enford (i.e. Harrison Ford) and it carried on from there.

It was an excellent evening and a thank you must go to the organisers from Bexhill 41 Club.



Scottish Regional Golf Day – 25th August 2011



In glorious sunshine, teams of golfers from all over Scotland travelled to Inverurie Golf Club for the Scottish Regional Golf Day organised by Inverurie 41 Club. It really was a good day for meeting old friends (and making new ones) and playing golf, especially as the players from each team went out with members from other clubs.


The golf course itself was in very good condition, especially considering the amount of rain recently. It was not a long course (5564 yards par 69), with an undulating initial 9 holes and a testing and tight finish with broom, gorse and tree-lined fairways. The course had excellent views from the higher points on the course.

The overall winners on the day were again Inverurie and congratulations to everyone involved for organising such an enjoyable day.

Joint Godalming 41 Club & Round Table Golf Day – 18th August 2011



Despite the pouring rain there was a good turnout at Hurtmore Golf (near Guildford) for the joint golf day between Godalming 41 Club and Round Table. It was an enjoyable afternoon and the players were joined by other members from the two clubs who did not play.

It was a really nice course; not too long and which suited my high handicap, but it was made difficult by water, well placed bunkers and deceptive par fours.

The 41 Club won on the day, but good fun was had by all.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Region 15 Golf – 2nd August 2011

There was a good turnout at Drayton Park Golf (near Tamworth), which played host to Region 15’s Golf Day, for a really enjoyable afternoon of golf and dinner after.

It was quite a difficult course, which is tree-lined with very narrow fairways, so it did not suit my game – you had to hit the ball straight! Somehow, I did manage to win nearest the pin and won a very nice bottle of wine.

I look forward to welcoming the winners to the National Golf Finals in September.


Eastern Region Charity Golf Day – 19th July 2011

A great day’s golf was enjoyed by many at The Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford for the Eastern Region Charity Golf Day.

This is a joint Golf Day, involving Regions 16, 17, 18 and 19 and was superbly organised by Gerry Woodruff (an event he has organised for the past 7 years). It is a fun day but has a serious side in that there is a £1000.00 prize fund, which is divided up amongst the top three teams who had chosen a nominated charity prior to the day. The winning team from each Region will also be going to the National Finals in September.

It was a wonderful day’s golf. The weather was superb and the course in excellent condition. The course itself is a mature parkland course and having been built mainly on restored land it has numerous lakes and undulating fairways.

The evening culminated in the dinner and prize giving. This was Gerry’s last Golf Day as organiser and I am glad it went so well for him, but it is being organised next year by Nigel Davies (National Councillor for Region 16) and I would like to take this opportunity to wish him every success. After 7 years organising such a successful event, it was a real pleasure to present Gerry with The Association Award – well deserved.