The cream of the Farmers Club golfers, well most of them, met at Blackwell Golf Club to contest the Gentlemen and Ladies Club Championships in July, writes Golf Secretary Martin Taylor.
The men play for the Auchterlonie Putter, which was presented to the Club by Mac Hayward in 1996. The Club Chairman at the time was Peter Jackson and Captain of Golf was Malcolm Patterson. Mac Hayward had in fact started the golf competition in 1993. This year the putter was won by Bob Golds with 36 points from Alan Reade 34 points and John Pigott 32 points.
The over 70's decanter, empty I regret to say, was won by Val Powell with 33 points. Other results of note were as follows: Gentlemen’s nearest the pin John Gittins; Ladies nearest the pin Jessie Pigott; Gentlemen’s longest drive Bob Golds; Ladies longest drive Jane Downes.
The ladies play for the Eric Wilson trophy, a silver golf bag with three silver clubs inside. The trophy was made by past chairman Eric when he took up the hobby of becoming a silversmith! This year’s winner was Penny Taylor with 29 points who also won it the first time it was presented in the early 2000's. Jane Downes was second with 27 points and Jessie Pigott third with 25 points.