Blustery Captain’s Day is huge success at the Royal
Jerry Cowell’s Captain’s Day turned out to be very wet and windy for the morning, and even worse for the afternoon.
Despite this, more than 100 members turned out to support their very popular captain, who visited all parts of the course on his buggy, accompanied by Wendy Goodman, the Lady Captain.
Given Jerry’s background as a chef, it was no surprise that the “half-way house” was also top drawer.
The players also enjoyed a generous dram, or two, which no doubt wrecked the scoring on a few cards
There were many prizes and a good number present during the early evening to see them awarded.
Overall winner, with 39 Stableford points, was Peter Olivere, who thanked Jerry on behalf of all the participants for what had been a wonderful and memorable day.
Jerry responded by thanking all of the staff for their invaluable contributions to his day, including the club professional Alan Harrison for his help and support at all times.
He also made particular reference to the support given to him by the lady captain and to those ladies who braved the elements to the eighth and 15th to measure the few balls that actually landed on the putting areas.
Other prize winners were: Division one first: Duncan Orr, 39 points. 2nd: John Chamberlen, 38. 3rd: Paul Houston, 37.
Division two: first: Peter Olivere, 39 points. 2nd: (on count-back), Eric Huke. 3rd: Colin Ayling.
Division three: 1st Frank Tiernan. 2nd. Rick Alden,37. 3rd. Bob Salmon, 35.
Nearest the pin: 8th: Cliff Putland. 13th: Geoff Lawrence. 15th: Steve Simmons.
Longest Drive: Mark Taylor, who was also winner of the Clowes Trophy.
Junior Prize winners: 1st Hamish Houston, 45 points.(this off of his 4 handicap!). 2nd: Hallam Ager, 41. Nearest the pin 18th hole: Jack Harris.
NICK Ward mastered the howling winds to claim the Junior Club Champioship title.
Nick totaled a score of 143 with consistent rounds of 73 and 74.
Second place went to Hamish Houston who shot 74 and 70 and missed-out by a single stroke.
Nick will no longer be a junior in 2013.
In the Anniversary Slaver, which runs parallel with the Championship, Ben Clarke, son of former club champion Steve, took first place with a 36 hole score of 184 (net 132).
Harri Belfield was beaten into second by two-shots.
Third went to Hamish Houston on 138, but he remains a junior so will be a major threat to all next year.
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Weather for Eastbourne
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 5 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 26 mph
Wind direction: North west