Another great day for the Society! Test Valley GC was our host once again and the management team of Alastair and Maria ensured that everything ran smoothly. There have been some changes at that course including landscaping work, extension of the spike bar, and installation of a marquee which effectively doubles the hospitality area. Excellent facilities and catering.
The course generally was in fine condition, and 18 teams of 4 battled in a strong wind for the Andover Golfing Society Charity Shield Presented by Langdowns DFK. In addition there were plenty of individual challenges including the Langdowns DFK Par 3s prize for the best aggregate points.
In the evening following an excellent meal, Roger and Sandy Scrivens addressed the gathering regarding SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) our Captain’s chosen charity for the year. The ‘pot’ benefitted from entries, hole sponsorship, a fantastic raffle table, and an auction of golfing vouchers at various clubs, plus fine wine donated by Peter Fazal, and the excellent holiday apartments of Meryl & Bob Cradduck and Bridget & Peter Quilliam. Fines for the wayward shots added lots more dosh! In all, the day raised in excess of ?4500, a great result.
WINNER of The Andover Golfing Society Charity Shield Presented by Langdowns DFK: TEST VALLEY WINDOWS 121 PTS
Team: Malcolm Mackenzie, David Mathews, Nigel Gough, John Francis
Gibbons 118 pts on c/b
Team: Ady Gibbons, Colin Philimore, Jeremy Strickland, Alan King
Team: Bridget Quilliam, Elaine Price, Chris Price, Ron Livesey
Sultans of Swing Few points
Team: Tony Ford, Nick Hopson-Hill, Trevor Shepherd, Nic Artiss
The Individual Challenges:
WINNER of The Langdowns DFK Best Aggregate Par 3s:
Bridget Quilliam 11 pts
Nearest the pin (par 3s) + Sponsor:
5th – Commercial Centre Robin Coupland
9th – Test Valley Windows Alan King13th
13th – Carisma Vehicle Solutions Peter Crow
16th – Stratfords Commercials Graham Merry
Nearest in 2, 15th – Andover Golfing Soc Alex Webber
Longest drive Ladies, 10th – Acumed Liz Evans
Longest drive Men, 18th – Transplus Charles Fairhurst
Straightest drive, 4th – Graham & Co Simon Cross
Congratulations to Malcolm and his team, and to the various other winners. On behalf of Sean and the organising committee, thanks to all those who entered this Competition and for the generous support of our sponsors, donors, and bidders.