The Captain’s Day was preceded by a drinks party at the home of the Captain and his wife, Sarah. Those attending arrived about 6:30 in the evening and enjoyed a choice of drinks of white and red wine, champagne and beer as well as a small range of soft drinks. Canapés were also provided as well as a pork pie and a selection of cheeses. The canapés as well as the pork pie appear to have been popular as they were devoured as if a plague of locusts had been present!! It was a most relaxed evening which enabled everyone to enjoy the company of their fellow LSGC members and many of the wives of those attending. The evening came to a close with a veritable army of taxis taking everyone back from the Captain’s home to the Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton, fortunately for some by a more direct route than they had enjoyed on their journey earlier in the evening from the Mount Hotel.
The following day arrived with a slight chill breeze but no rain and none forecast. We were lucky as the day got better as it got older. Everyone gathered at South Staffs Golf Club on the morning of 6th April and after coffee and bacon baps they all took to the golf course. Like all other courses at the moment it is a bit early as we haven’t had any warm weather and as such there has been little growth but there has been more than enough rain. Consequently the course wasn’t at its best but it was still a good test of golf for all who entered. There was a competition for the gentlemen members and honorary members of the LSGC and a separate competition for the lady honorary members of the LSGC.
Lunch followed the completion of the golf and after lunch there was a presentation and singing of “Happy Birthday” to our Hon Secretary David Barker whose ….th Birthday it was on the day. David thanked everyone for their good wishes and for the many cards and presents that he had been given. After this the Captain announced the winners and presented the various prizes as set out below.
The lady honorary members had a tight completion which was ultimately won by Cilla Slater on a better back 6 hole score. A picture of Cilla being presented with her prize by the Captain is below. Maureen Martin came second and Christina Edwards was third.
The gentlemen members and honorary members competition was won at a canter by Brian Mulligan who had travelled with the LSGC touring party to Bermuda last year. He had a score of 36 which in the conditions was a very good score. A picture of Brian being presented with his prize by the Captain is below. Kevin Martin came second on a better back nine from George Cattermole both with a score of 30 overall. A nearest the pin prize was awarded between all competitors on the 6th hole and this was won by George Cattermole and a picture of George being presented with his prize is also attached.
A most enjoyable time was had by everyone who then had to make their respective long and tired journeys home.