We were treated to some glorious weather this year and despite a lower turn-out than normal, an excellent day was enjoyed by all at Little Aston on Sunday 13th September. The OW’s were outplayed in the morning round by Miles Oakely (Y) who returned a fine score of 38 points to win the Invitational Trophy whilst Tony Wrighton won the Sir John Bayley Cup with 37 points and John Dale took the Scratch event with a gross 81. Steak pie and a glass of red revived Nick Rose and Alistair Brett who won the afternoon foursomes with a score of 32 points over 14 holes.
We are extremely grateful to LAGC for hosting another very enjoyable day.
Sir John Bayley Cup (Stableford)
Winner Tony Wrighton 37 points
Second John Dale 35
Third Jim Garvey 32
J S Kerr Cup (Gross Medal)
Winner John Dale 81
Second Mike Thorpe 85
Third Richard Sutherland 88
OWGS Invitation Trophy (Stableford)
Winner Miles Oakley (18) 38 points
Second Tom Hayes (26) 32
Third Sean Bennett (13) 29
Col. Frederick Neil Trophies (14 holes Stableford)
Winners Alistair Brett and Nick Rose 32 points
Second Philip Chadwick and John Hall 30
Third Philip Butler and Michael Thorpe 28
The Society decided to reward Jeremy Ballard with honorary membership in recognition of his contribution to the continuing development of golf at Wrekin.
The President, Michael Thorpe, reported on the activities of the Society and encouraged members to boost attendance at next year’s event.
A change of venue to Aberdovey in 2010 was discussed. It was generally felt that Little Aston offers special value due to its accessibility, condition and level of green fees which they kindly held at 2007 rates.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery are sent to Captain Jonathan Evers and Guy Shephard, neither of whom could attend due to illness.
Alistair Brett, Hon. Sec.