The Farmers Club Golf Society enjoyed a fine second half of 2018, starting right after the harvest break with 26 members and guests meeting at Stratford upon Avon golf club to compete for the John Alliston Tankard. The Tankard was won by Denis Chamberlain with 41 points ahead of Vic Truman with 38 points, on count back from David Reading.
The team event was won with 87 points by David Reading, Michael Turnbull and Edward Golland ahead on count back from John Gittins, David Rose, Jessie Pigott and Martin Shaw. Third place with 83 points were Hazel Byford, Kay Pole, John Pigott and Martin Taylor. The prizes were presented by Petey Alliston.
Over £1,000 was raised for the Worshipful Company of Farmers charity fund.
Golf section Captain David Reading hosted the 2018 Autumn Meeting at Greetham Valley and at his home Club Luffenham Heath.
Members and guests played in wild and windy conditions at Greetham Valley where Michael Turnbull won the individual stableford competition, Denis Chamberlain, Beverley Osborne and David Rose achieved the highest team score.
After the golf a three-course meal was enjoyed in the Clubhouse.
Wet conditions greeted us a Luffenham Heath the following day when 36 golfers braved the conditions which, thankfully, improved as the morning progressed.
The competition was won by Denis Chamberlain who was also part of the winning team accompanied by Ann Watkin and John Pigott.
Mark Jones, Tim Carson, Denis Chamberlain and Andrew Dare represented the Club in the annual Bath Club Cup held at the lovely Woking golf club. The team score of 105 points wasn’t enough to feature on the leaderboard but was an improvement on our 2017 performance.
Our final match, a two day fixture against the HCEG from Muirfield was a resounding victory for our good friends from the north. The high point for the Club being Mike Clementson’s hole in one on the 14th at Alwoodley. Many thanks to Norman and Sue Bagley for hosting pre dinner drinks and canapés on the Thursday evening.
My thanks go to David Reading in his role as our golf society Captain and to all members who have played in meetings during the year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019 and hope you are able to participate in our fixtures around the country as detailed below.
Full details of the Golf Calendar can be viewed here.