Well halfway through my tenure as Captain and almost at the end of the Summer playing season with Finals Day fast approaching, time has certainly not stood still for me this year. For fear of repeating myself I must again highlight the excellent job Mark and his team have consistently done in presenting the course and greens to such a high standard throughout this playing season and rightly receives high praise from visiting societies and teams.
I am pleased to say that I survived my Captains away trip, playing two excellent courses in the Sheffield area, Rotherham Golf Club, the home of Masters Champion Danny Willett and Abbeydale GC, the ex home of Peter Pendlebury!! The weather was again on my side, being far better and drier than the forecast. The singles competition over the two days was deservedly won by Martin Smith, with a great score on the difficult Rotherham course setting up his win, and he very kindly donated his winnings to my charity, thank you again Martin.
The person in last place surprisingly was this years winner of 4 gold letter comps, who led the Rabbits team to a very successful year, and is the President elect- Keith Ball. His forfeit, as we had forgotten to take a dress, was to go out on Friday night in a pair of jeans. As he does not own a pair, unbelievable but true, he wore a pair of Bruce's, not sure about the waist size or leg length!!
As we enter the Autumn/Winter playing season, I look forward to a mix of different "fun" competitions and the Winter handicap system that worked so well last year will be repeated, with a slight tweak. Finally the Xmas Pro Am has been confirmed for Friday 8th December the entry sheet will be in the Pro's shop shortly, with limited spaces, book early to prevent missing out on what is one of the best golf days of the season.
Tim Walley (21.09.17)